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 Axe, Pieces 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.
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.