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Gargoyles (1972)

Not Rated | | Horror | TV Movie 21 November 1972
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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(as B.W.L. Norton)

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(as Stephen Karpf),
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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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They're coming for you! See more »

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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21 November 1972 (USA)  »

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La mansión del terror  »

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Trivia

Bernie Casey's voice was replaced by Vic Perrin's voice in post-production because his natural speaking voice didn't fit the character of the head gargoyle. See more »

Goofs

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

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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References Häxan (1922) See more »

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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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