La Maldicion de la Bestia – translation: “The Curse of the Beast”, also known as The Werewolf and the Yeti, Hall of the Mountain King, Horror of the Werewolf and Night of the Howling Beast – is a 1975 Spanish horror film that is the eighth in a long series about the werewolf Count Waldemar Daninsky, played by Paul Naschy.
In the early 80s, the film became one of the infamous British ‘video nasties‘ when it was caught up in the Conservative Party-led furore over freely available violent videos.
Waldemar Daninsky goes to Tibet to look for proof that the yeti exists. He gets captured by two vampire women who turn him into a werewolf. Waldemar’s friends are then kidnapped by a witch, and later, he fights a yeti…
“The flaying scene where Melody has the skin stripped from her back is actually pretty graphic, especially when one considers when the film was made. The sex scene in the cave is perhaps another reason why the film found its way onto the video nasty list. Aside from the rather graphic two-on-one action, there’s also some just-out-of-camera-shot oral pleasuring that most likely pushed the BBFC right over the edge. In comparison with today’s standards these scenes seem quite tame, kitsch even…” Behind the Couch