(313) SHE-WOLF [La Loba] (1965) Kitty De Hoyos/Joaquin Cordero
"One of the
Top Ten Mexican Horror Movies of All Time!"
Cem Anos Luz
original Mexican/Spanish title LA LOBA
also known as LOS HORRORES DEL BOSQUE NEGRO [Horrors of the Black
director: Rafael Baledón written
by Ramon Obon
starring: Kitty de Hoyos · Joaquin Cordero · Jose Elias
Moreno · Noe Murayama · Adriana Roel
Fernandez is studying "metamorphoses in living organisms" [essentially
DNA research long before it was customary]. He hopes
to cure his daughter's inhabilitating disease of Lycanthropy which overwhelms
her on nights of the full moon. Meanwhile, a junior physician named Dr
Alejandro Bernstein arrives at the remote Fernandez chateau seeking permission
to marry beautiful Clarisa, not knowing she is a werewolf. But that's
not all: the taut script has a few more surprises for the viewer.
was the first werewolf movie made in Mexico. And director Rafael Baledón
attacked the genre with a ferocity hereunto not seen in that country's
horror genre. Here is an intelligent yet incredibly violent and sexy motion
picture. It ran into severe censorship problems due to Kitty de Hoyos'
nude transformation scenes, earning it an 'Adults Only' rating.
Mr Baledón is arguably Mexico's top horror director, responsible
for such legendary films as CURSE
OF THE CRYING WOMAN
OF FRANKENSTEIN, MAN
AND THE MONSTER. His scriptwriter is cult author
Obon [born Ramón Obón Arellano], the man who also penned
OF THE VAMPIRES, BLACK
PIT OF DOCTOR M, and LIVING
COFFIN before his death in 1965, at age 45, from a myocardial
Cordero - playing the mysterious Dr Bernstein here - was one of Mexico's
top movie stars, appearing in 200+ films between 1949 and his death (from
respiratory failure) in February 2013 at age 89. He is probably best known
OF TERROR 2, the role in Carlos Enrique Taboada's horror masterpiece
OF STONE [as well as the Taboada's scripted HELL
OF FRANKENSTEIN]. But genre fans always choose his complex performance
SATAN and the sequel DR
SATAN VS BLACK MAGIC.
Mexican/Spanish black-and-white film with optional ON/OFF English subtitles,
fullscreen in DVD format, encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American
Extras include selected theatrical trailers.