Goregirl’s Werewolf Project: THE FURY OF THE WOLF MAN (1972)

No werewolf project would be complete without the inclusion of Paul Naschy. Naschy has played a werewolf in over a dozen films! There were a few of his titles I had not seen so you can expect a couple more Naschy films to pop up. Who knows, one might even make the top ten. The Fury of the Wolf Man is one of Naschy’s early entries. Naschy does a decent job and is a fine looking werewolf, but bloody hell this film is a mess!

Waldemar Daninsky has just returned from a trip to Tibet. Waldemar was the only survivor of a scientific research team. He was not left unscathed however and sports a large scar on his chest from where he was bitten by a Yeti. Waldemar confides in colleague Dr. Ilona Alman that he believes he transforms into a werewolf when the moon is full. Dr. Alman is a teacher and expert in the field of mind control through the manipulation of chematodes; and believes she can help him. The Fury of the Wolf Man is not only a werewolf film it is an evil scientist saga complete with a dungeon full of chained prisoners, a masked weirdo (whom ends up providing a pretty nutty twist), attractive mind-controlled student apprentices, clothed orgies, corpses, spirited werewolf kills, and hell, you even get a second werewolf!

There is plenty going on in The Fury of the Wolf Man. A lot of it however doesn’t make any bloody sense. The amount of continuity gaffs is beyond belief! There are too many to mention but it sure did make for a disjointed viewing experience. The copy I watched was really washed-out and practically colourless. The acting is generally sketchy and the dialog doesn’t help matters. There are plenty of valid reasons to hate The Fury of the Wolf Man; but I just can’t hate it. I can not help but find something appealing about this crappy 70s stuff. When all is said and done there is a story under all the muck. The reveal and the final battles (there are two) are a hoot. I can not say I did not find some of the muck pretty entertaining. And dammit, Naschy is a dandy furry-faced werewolf! I thought The Fury of the Wolf Man was sorta fun, but I can’t really recommend it.

This is NOT a trailer! Sadly, I could not find a trailer for The Fury of the Wolf Man. This video is a collection of clips from the film and contains major spoilers! You have been warned.

4 Responses to “Goregirl’s Werewolf Project: THE FURY OF THE WOLF MAN (1972)”

  1. This is yet another werewolf movie I didn’t know about that you introduced me to. I’m loving the hell out of this werewolf project. It’s fertile territory.

    • goregirl Says:

      Mr. Naschy’s films are a bit of an acquired taste and this one probably would not be the best place to start. And on the other hand, if you have a taste for camp, and I know you do, there is some good-badness here. Super glad you’re enjoying it! It’s going to be all werewolf reviews now right up to the end of May with the finale being the top ten list!

  2. […] the transformation scenes and the werewolf makeup was surprisingly passable considering. I thought Fury of the Wolfman had unbelievable continuity gaffs but Werewolf of Washington has it beat but good! The sets are […]

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