Review of Werewolf Woman

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Year: 1976 - Runtime: 98 - Director: Rino Di Silvestro - Writer(s): Rino Di Silvestro
Country: Italy - Language: - Parental Guide: R - Color: Color

La Lupa MannaraRating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆


Believe it or not kids, there was once a day when porn was not a mouse click away. Back in those days, we had to find other ways to see boobs, and horror films provided that opportunity. I remember the joys seeing “The Hunger” for the first time, that sexy section of video took some wear and tear I can tell you. So why this relevant? “Werewolf Woman” is basically a softcore porn film masquerading as a horror. The film starts off with a naked woman dancing around a fire before she turns into a werewolf and kills some people.

Flash forward to the “modern” day where distant relative Daniella Neseri (Annik Borel), having been recently raped, now makes an emotional connection to her family’s past before going on a killing spree which includes a lot of the biting out of men’s’ throats. She does not actually turn into a were-wolf; she just acts like one. She is, however, cured when she falls in love with a stuntman. They run along sandy beaches and they laugh and blah blah blah as he jumps through windows and crashes burning motorcycles. Fortunately, before it turns into the prequel to The Notebook, she is raped by three men and her boyfriend is killed. This sets her off again and she ends up in an asylum – typical. This is campy 70’s horror with bright red blood and loads of pointless nudity. Best of all, it’s based on a true story, but any similarities between anyone living or dead is apparently purely coincidental.

Reason to Watch

Porn is pretty easy to get hold of these days, so the number one reason to see this film is out. So my vote goes for the story. Seeing grown women running around, naked, biting out people’s throats is just plain super.


This is a typical 70’s exploitation-horror film staple of Rino Di Silvestro, whose other films included “The Erotic Dreams of Cleopatra”, “Sex Slayer,” and “Love and Death in a Women’s Prison.” The nudity goes beyond what would have been seen in English language horror films and was even dubbed a “video nasty” and banned in the UK.

Most memorable quote(s)

“I saw you making love with Fabin. It was obscene, disgusting, but you liked it.” “Daniella, did you see that fall? Wasn’t it gay!”

What you need to get through this movie

I suggest watching this movie like a teenager from the 80’s. That means a box of tissues and the video remote control so you can fast forward the boring medical stuff.


Annik Borel (also in “Blood Orgy of the She Devils”) made two more movies before she quit acting never to be seen again. The film was marketed under several titles including “Daughter of a Werewolf,” “Naked Werewolf Woman,” “Terror of the She Wolf,” and bizarrely in America, “The Wolf Man.” It was also selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Annual Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas in 1996. Tarantino had actually never seen the picture before he screened it. He loved it so much that all subsequent Film Fests had a surprise movie added to the end of each all-nighter known as the “Wolf Woman” selection; defined as an outrageous exploitation film sure to wake up the audience. “Wolf Women” selections over the years have included “The Blood Spattered Bride” and “Mighty Peking Man.”

Educational Content
  1. Trained stuntmen can fall off buildings, fly through windows, but can’t take a chair to the back.
  2. You are going to be at least as crazy your ancestors.
  3. Avoid nude women in the woods.
  4. Don’t make a she-wolf give you a blowjob.
  5. She-wolves have really hairy boobs.
  6. Stunt men can’t resist jumping through windows to impress the ladies.
Justification for Rating

This film was a lot of fun, although I could have done with less nudity and more wolf, but I guess the costume and make-up department blew their load on the opening sequence. It’s a great tale of revenge, the wicked are punished and the only victim is everyone else.


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6 Responses to “Review of Werewolf Woman”

  1. Greg Says:

    Wow, I think the most disturbing thing about the clip is the hairy boobs and the weird howl/scream thing (that everyone seems to know is the “howl of a werewolf.)

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  2. Steve Says:

    Hairy Boobs? What did you expect with the name “werewolf woman”

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  3. Casey Says:

    I would like to see a horror movie masquerading as a softcore porno. That would be weird/excellent.

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  4. Ben Franklin Says:

    Ahh horrorboobs. Well done.

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  5. Adam Says:

    I’d do her doggy style. No way I’d let her blow me, though.

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  6. Nicholas Vaughn Says:

    Damn, lookit those nips!

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