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Gargoyles (1972)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Trivia

The scenes with the gargoyles running and moving were slowed down to give the gargoyles an unnatural jerky quality. See more »

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In the aftermath of the desert battle scene, when Boley goes to check on the fallen biker his shotgun appears and disappears from his hand. See more »

Quotes

James Reeger: [very bad-boy, looking her over] So you and your old man, you're not afraid of them gar-things, huh?
Diana Boley: [cooly, looking back] Gargoyles are a scientific fact. And they're no more dangerous than a high school drop-out on a motorcycle.
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Astonishingly effective special effects from a pre-computer age
3 August 2002 | by (America) – See all my reviews

One of the few movies of that era or any other that could scare the hell out of you. I have never seen a movie do so much with so little. The tourist attraction featuring gargoyle remains, the efforts of the other gargoyles to retrieve those remains, the attack in the shed, the attack upon the moving car, the motel scene, they were shocking because they were believable, with thought provoking religious overtones that were unexpected in a made for tv movie from that era. Highly recommended.


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