Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (The Tenderness of Wolves)
Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe (The Tenderness of Wolves) (1973)

This dark horror film from director Ulli Lommel was based on the real-life crimes of Fritz Haarman (Kurt Raab), the so-called "Vampire of Dusseldorf" who murdered over 25 young boys, drank their blood, and sold their flesh as… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 12, 1973
DVD Release Date: August 19, 1999
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A nasty little melodrama, lurid and creepy and sometimes bordering on demented humor. It's the kind of movie we may not exactly enjoy, but we don't walk out on.

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Lommel's film remains as disturbing a look at a serial killer as you're likely to see.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It is beautifully and enthusiastically performed and it doesn't contain a single superfluous or redundant camera movement.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A black comedy of manners, but the crimes are so ghastly that they drown out the comedy.

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