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Gargoyles (1972)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Horror  |  21 November 1972 (USA)
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An anthropologist/paleontologist and his daughter, while travelling through the southwestern US, stumble upon a colony of living, breathing gargoyles who in the end only want to be left alone.

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Complete credited cast:
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Dr. Mercer Boley
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Diana Boley
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Mrs. Parks
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The Gargoyle
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James Reeger
William Stevens ...
Police Chief
John Gruber ...
Jesse
Woody Chambliss ...
Uncle Willie
Jim Connell ...
Buddy
Timothy Burns ...
Morris Ray (as Tim Burns)
Mickey Alzola ...
Gargoyle
Greg Walker ...
Gargoyle
Rock A. Walker ...
Gargoyle (as Rock Walker)
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After receiving word about a mysterious carcass/skeleton unearthed in the Arizona desert, a father and his daughter decide to remove it from the burial grounds for further study. Once they do so, they, as well as the town, are besieged by a colony of gargoyles living in some nearby caverns. Written by Lee Shapiro <hgwells@magicnet.net>

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Bill L. Norton was a replacement for a previous director who turned down the project because he thought it was impossible to shoot this film in only eighteen days. See more »

Goofs

After the Gargoyle takes Dr. Boley into the cave and they are talking the dubbing doesn't quite match the Gargoyles lips. And after he tells Boley "Oh, you'll be around to see it (the end of mankind)." the dubbing stops and you can hear Bernie Casey in his real voice say "Boley." See more »

Quotes

Uncle Willie: [being a total brown-nose as Professor Boley looks at him in disgust] I saw yuh on that television talk show, perfesser, and yuh impressed me with yer knowledge and yer know-how.
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Who can forget that voice?
9 January 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Yes, it was Vic Perrin, the "Control Voice" from The Outer Limits, who narrated the opening of Gargoyles. With all due respect to Lee Shapiro's summary, the bat-winged leader of the scaly monsters (played by Bernie Casey) makes it quite clear to "Dr. Boley" (Cornel Wilde) that the extinction of humanity is the evil creature's ultimate goal. Although IMDb does not list it, Bernie Casey appeared, in suitably scary prosthetic makeup, as the alien interrogator in the The Outer Limits episode titled: "Nightmare." As far as I'm concerned, Gargoyles noses out The Other as the best low-budget, made-for-TV, Sci-Fi/Horror flick of all time!


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