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Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman from every village on his route faithfully awaits him. He's attractive, intelligent, charming.... But he's also the monster feared by all. His most recent prey, Barbara will soon become the one who hunts him down. The film is based on the true-life story of Manuel Blanco Romasanta, the traveling vendor, who confessed to the murders of thirteen people, using their body fat to make soap. Romasanta was tried in Allaríz in 1852 and avoided capital punishment by proclaiming he was a werewolf. Barbara was the lone survivor of four sisters.


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  • 1850. Wolves plague the forests. People are disappearing. The mutilated cadavers present precise surgical cuts along with savage gashes. It's a contradiction that terrorizes the local villagers, who are too frightened to enter the forests. Rumours about the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz" spread.

    Barbara and her sister Josephine live in an isolated house in the forest. They only feel safe when a travelling vendor by the name of Manuel Romasanta comes to visit. But why is Manuel not afraid to enter the forest? What secrets are hidden under the roof of his wagon?

    The film is based on the true-life story of Manuel Blanco Romasanta, the travelling vendor, who confessed to the murders of thirteen people, using their body fat to make soap. Romasanta was tried in Allaríz in 1852 and avoided capital punishment by proclaiming he was a werewolf.

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