Paul Naschy is the cursed Waldemar Daninsky in this long running, self-penned Spanish horror series.
1970s were great times for European cinema, it was the heyday of the
Spaghetti Western, the Giallo murder mystery. Euro-cult-horror was
in full swing. Looking to keep pace with the German and Italian film
industries, the Spanish turned to horror films. The Spanish horror film
genre did not have a strong past, Jess Franco's The Awful Dr. Orloff (1962) and Naschy's first werewolf film Mark of the Wolfman(1968)
were the only true Spanish horror films of the 1960s, and neither had
much international sucess or recognition. Only after Werewolf Shadow
did the genre kick off and produce a wide range of horror titles.
The Hombre-lobo series is the longest running and most sucessful of
these, propelling star Paul Naschy into cult infamy.