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The Dunwich Horror ()


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Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...

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Nancy Wagner
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Wilbur Whateley
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Dr. Henry Armitage
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Dr. Cory
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Old Whateley
Joanne Moore Jordan ...
Lavinia Whateley (as Joanna Moore Jordan)
Donna Baccala ...
Elizabeth Hamilton
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Nurse Cora (as Talia Coppola)
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Dr. Raskin
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Sheriff Harrison
Barboura Morris ...
Mrs. Cole
Beach Dickerson ...
Mr. Cole
Michael Haynes ...
Guard
Toby Russ ...
Librarian
Jack Pierce ...
Reeger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Nevin ...
Man in Cemetery (uncredited)
F.A. Nichols ...
Mr. Fuller (uncredited)

Directed by

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Daniel Haller

Written by (WGA)

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Curtis Hanson ... (screenplay) (as Curtis Lee Hanson) &
Henry Rosenbaum ... (screenplay) &
Ronald Silkosky ... (screenplay)
 
H.P. Lovecraft ... (based on the story by)

Produced by

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Samuel Z. Arkoff ... producer
Roger Corman ... executive producer
James H. Nicholson ... producer
Jack Bohrer ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Les Baxter

Cinematography by

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Richard C. Glouner ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Christopher Holmes

Art Direction by

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Paul Sylos

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Raymond Boltz Jr. ... (as Ray Boltz)

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Jack Obringer ... makeup artist
Faith Schmehr ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Jack Bohrer ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lew Borzage ... assistant director

Art Department

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C. Randall Berkeley ... property master

Sound Department

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Charles T. Knight ... sound mixer (as Charles Knight)

Special Effects by

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Roger George ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Charles Hannawalt ... key grip
Richard King Sr. ... best boy
Jack Spicer ... gaffer
Gene A. Talvin ... assistant camera
Richard Wimpy ... camera operator

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Richard Bruno ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Al Simms ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Clifton Bush ... transportation

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Samuel Z. Arkoff ... presenter
Tamara Asseyev ... production assistant
Sandy Dvore ... title designer
Ross Hahn ... set coordinator
Harry Harvey ... script supervisor
Norman T. Herman ... production executive
James H. Nicholson ... presenter
Reynold Brown ... movie poster art (uncredited)
Erik Karsen Puhm ... commentary (uncredited)
Earl Wingard ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

H.P. Lovecraft meets Hollywood: Wilbur Whateley wants to help the Old Ones break through by consulting the Necronomicon, and Armitage must stop him. Attractive females are added to fill out the plot. Written by Brian Bixby

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Taglines "People seldom visit Dunwich. The town is ruined, decadent and its annals reek of overt viciousness, murder, crime and violent deed, unnameable." - H.P. Lovecraft See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dunwich Horror (France)
  • Horreur à volonté (France)
  • Terror en Dunwich (Spain)
  • O Altar do Diabo (Brazil)
  • Данвичский ужас (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The odd symbol that appears again and again - on Wilbur's ring, on his grandfather's staff, in the design on the main floor, etc. - is actually an ancient Native American symbol commonly termed "Thunderbird in sun". See more »
Goofs Every person in the movie pronounces the town's name as "Dun-witch"; in fact, it is pronounced "Dun-itch", with a silent 'W' as in "Greenwich village". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Dunwich Horror (1981). See more »
Quotes Wilbur Whateley: Come back, Old Ones... Princes of Darkness... and repossess the earth.
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