|La Maldicion de la Bestia|
|Date of Release:||1975 (Spain)|
La Maldicion de la Bestia (Curse of the Beast) is a 1975 Spanish horror film directed by Miguel Iglesias and starring Paul Naschy.
Waldemar Daninsky goes to Tibet to look for proof that the yeti exists. He gets captured by two vampire women in a cave who turn him into a werewolf by biting him. Waldemar's friends are then kidnapped by a band of Tibetan pirates who torture their victims gruesomely, and in the grand climax of the film, Waldemar (in werewolf form) gets to fight a genuine Yeti in bloody hand-to-fang combat.
Although a yeti is involved in the plot, note it is the two vampire women (and not the yeti) who transform Waldemar into a werewolf in this film, thus giving him yet another origin for his lycanthropy! This film involved more nudity and graphic gore than most of Naschy's other Wolfman films.