Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

April 30, 2017 at 10:19 pm (9 Heads, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust – 2000 – Japan/United States

In the post-apocalyptic future, humans are hunted by vampires, werewolves, and mutants. In a frontier village, a vampire count kidnaps the mayor’s daughter. To rescue her, the mayor hires D, a half-vampire bounty hunter. D pursues the count across the country, followed by some tank-driving cyborg mercenaries known as the Marcus Brothers. The count intends to flee Earth in a spaceship, but D apprehends him. To D’s surprise, the mayor’s daughter is the count’s willing bride. Considering his melancholic life as a half-vampire outcast, D cannot accept the lovers’ relationship. A bloody duel ensues.

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The Werewolf of Washington

May 9, 2016 at 12:42 am (6 Heads, Werewolf of Washington) (, , , , )

The Werewolf of Washington – 1973 – United States

An American reporter is bitten by a werewolf while traveling in Hungary. Back in the U.S., he is hired to be the press secretary for the President of the United States. As a werewolf, the reporter commits gruesome murders around Washington, D.C. He tries to confess, but none of his coworkers believe him. Instead, clueless, dishonest, and racist politicians accuse communists, hippies, and African American revolutionaries. The reporter also has an affair with the president’s daughter. For protection, he gives her a gun with a silver bullet which she eventually uses to kill him. The film ends with the president becoming a werewolf. As the credits roll, he reads a presidential address which ends with him howling.

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The Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman

December 22, 2015 at 2:10 am (5 Heads, Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman) (, , , , , , )

The Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman – 1971 – Spain

Two female folklore students explore the French countryside, searching for the tomb of a medieval countess. They get lost and arrive at the villa of a genteel writer and his demented sister. The students live with the writer while he helps them look for the tomb. They eventually find it in a spooky ruined monastery, but accidentally revive the countess, who is a vampire. In the following days, one student becomes a vampire, and the other student falls in love with the writer. The writer reveals himself to be a werewolf, and then kills the vampire.

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Monster Dog

February 10, 2013 at 2:16 am (4 Heads, Monster Dog) (, , , , , , , , , )

Monster Dog – 1984 – Spain

Monster Dog is a Spanish production starring Alice Cooper, which I suspect was never intended for U.S. release. Evidence of this: Cooper’s English dialogue is dubbed by a different actor. The history of this flick is probably interesting, but information is scarce. Apparently, director Claudio Fragasso (alias Clyde Anderson) befriended Cooper due to a mutual interest in horror movies and golf.

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Moon of the Wolf

September 5, 2011 at 4:09 am (8 Heads, Moon of the Wolf) (, , , )

Moon of the Wolf – 1972 – United States

Moon of the Wolf is a TV movie rediscovered after appearing in practically every budget DVD compilation. It’s even in Mill Creek’s Sci-Fi Classics 50 movie pack and it’s not even science fiction. Moon of the Wolf combines Louisiana ambiance with gothic trappings to immersive results. Sadly, none of the hardworking cast are genuine Cajuns.

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Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory

January 5, 2011 at 2:42 am (6 Heads, 7 Heads, Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory) (, , , , , )

Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory – 1962 – Italy/Austria

Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory (AKA Ghoul in a Girls’ Dormitory/Lycanthropus/Monster Among the Girls) is a distinctly Italian gothic mystery. Despite a hokey title and “The Ghoul in School” teenybopper rock theme, Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory seeps atmospheric suspense with no shortage of clever twists, red herrings, and evil.

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