Marco travels from Rome to Naples to meet up with his long-lost cousin. While they are wandering around the city, a thief snatches a jeweled necklace from him. He is desperate to get the necklace back, as it has more than just sentimental value - you see, Marco is cursed to transform into a murderous beast at midnight every night unless he wears the necklace. His frantic, single-minded search for his missing talisman leads him on an adventure with gangsters, corrupt politicians, and sexy naked witch ladies.
On the plus side, this movie certainly made me laugh more than the average intentional comedy. If not for all the random nudity and BDSM content, it would probably have been a prime candidate for MST3K. The plot is all over the place - if you can manage to follow and piece together its various twists and turns, then you should certainly give yourself a pat on the back. There are some wonderfully cheesy low-budget gore effects, and the quality of the voice-overs on the English dubbed version is just the icing on the tasty B-movie cake.
Marco Antonio Andolfi wrote, directed and starred in this mess of a movie, as well as being credited with the editing and special effects. He doesn't appear to have worked on anything else, aside from a few bit-parts as an actor. I would love to know the story behind this movie. I certainly hope Mr Andolfi didn't spend his life savings on it, hoping that everyone would finally recognise his artistic genius and give him the film career that he clearly deserved. That would make this movie all the more tragic.
This is one solely for those who enjoy watching very, very bad horror movies.
Where to begin?
Our "werewolf" in this movie is butt naked apart from a mask which only covers the top half of his face. Seriously. Even though his physically form does not change, all of Marco's clothes disappear when he transforms only to to magically reappear (slightly ripped, for some reason) when he returns to human form. It's hilarious stuff.
During the one on-screen transformation, Marco does his best to hold position while increasing clumps of hair are pasted onto his face, in one of the most embarrassing attempts at a werewolf transformation I have ever seen. And I've seen a lot of them by now.