La maldición de la bestia (1975)

87m (USA), 94m
35mm, filmed in Gevacolor
mono, Spanish

A Spanish horror film directed by Miguel Iglesias using the pseudonym M.I. Bonns. It was the eighth of the series of featuring Paul Naschy as the werewolf and the only one to make the British “” list in the 1980s.

Plot Summary

Adventurer Waldemar Daninsky joins an expedition in search of the Yeti in the Himalayas. At a remote Buddhist temple, he's captured by a pair of female cannibal witches who use their powers to turn him into a werewolf.


* = uncredited

Directed by: M.I. Bonns [real name: Miguel Iglesias Bonns]
[Copyright not given on screen]
Profilmes S.A. *
Director of Production: Modesto Pérez Redondo
Story/Screenplay: Jacinto Molina [real name: Paul Naschy]
Photography: Tomás Pladevall
Editor: Carmen Fábregas
Music: Cam España S.A.
Wardrobe: Cornejo
Make-Up: Adolfo Ponte, Manolita G. Fraile
Hairdresser: Hipolita Lopez
Special Effects: Alfredo Segoviano
Set Designer: Alfonso de Lucas
Locations: Barcelona – San Quintin de Mediona; Valle de Aran – Montseny; Papiol – Bañalos
Studios: Profilmes S.A.

Paul Naschy (Waldemar Daninsky)
Grace Mills (Sylvia)
Silvia Solar
Gil Vidal
Luis Induni
Castillo Escalona
Ventura Oller
Verónica Miriel
Juan Velilla
Carmen Cervera
Pepita Ferrer
José L. Chinchilla
Fernando Ulloa
Juan Oller
Ana María Mauri
Indio González
Víctor Israel
Eduardo Alcázar

Alternative Titles

Hall of the Mountain King – USA (video)
Horror of the Werewolf
Il licantropo e lo yeti – Italy
Night of the Howling Beast – USA
Varulven – Sweden (video)
The Werewolf and the Yeti – English language title

Sequel to
La marca del hombre lobo (1968)
Las noches del hombre lobo (1968)
Los monstruos del terror (1969)
La noche de Walpurgis (1970)
La furia del hombre lobo (1972)
Dr Jekyll y el hombre lobo (1972)
El retorno de Walpurgis (1973)

El retorno del hombre-lobo (1980)
La bestia y la espada mágica (1983)
El aullido del diablo (1987)



  • Cineinforme no.288 (February 1978) p.16 – review
  • Video Week 5 January 1987 p.8 – review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.305
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.326, 341
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.280
  • Horror Film Handbook by Alan Frank pp.169, 189 – credits, review
  • The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies: An A-Z Guide to Over Sixty Years of Blood and Guts by Peter Normanton pp.446-447
  • The Werewolf Filmography by Bryan Senn p.168-170