Dr. Jekyll and the Werewolf (1972)

We’re six movies in to the story of El Hombre Lobo, Waldemar Daninsky. This time, after battling aliens and yetis and vampires, he is searching for a cure. That cure brings him to the grandson of Dr. Jekyll, played by Jack Taylor, whose career has taken him from the Mexican Nostradamus movies to Jess Franco sleaze to The Ghost Galleon to Edge of the AxePieces and more.

The plans in Naschy films are always wild. This one involves him drinking one of Jekyll’s formulas in the hope that the Hyde side of his persona is less evil than that of the wolf. Nope. It just makes him even more dangerous.

This was directed by León Klimovsky, who also made The Vampires Night OrgyA Dragonfly for Each Corpse, The Dracula Saga and The People Who Own the Dark.

If you’re looking for a movie where men become wolves in elevators while women watch on in terror or turn furry on the dance floor, this movie will scratch that itch. Seriously, Naschy deserves to be better remembered than he is. I adore everything he ever made.

To get another perspective on this film, check out this review from Robert Freese as part of our Pure Terror month.

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