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Moon of the Wolf (1972)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Horror  |  26 September 1972 (USA)
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After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

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Sheriff Aaron Whitaker
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Louise Rodanthe
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Andrew Rodanthe
John Beradino ...
Dr. Druten
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Lawrence
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Tom Sr.
John Davis Chandler ...
Tom Jr. (as John Chandler)
Claudia McNeil ...
Sara
Paul R. DeVille ...
Hugh
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Sam
Robert Phillips ...
Deputy
Serena Sande ...
Nurse
George Sawaya ...
Attendant
Dick Crockett ...
Attendant
Sonny Klein ...
Harry
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After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

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Deadly secrets emerge from the shadows when the full moon rises!

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Die Stunde des Wolfes  »

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This movie was made in 1972, but the opening credits show the date as MCMLXII (1962) See more »

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Well acted and well filmed lycanthropic TV movie
21 May 2006 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

David Janssen and Barbara Rush lead a cast of characters as a southern Louisiana town is suddenly struck by a series of lycanthropic murders. With no rhyme or reason behind the killing, and with a raving old bed-ridden cajun seeming to be the only person who fully understands what's going on, Janssen, the town's sheriff, seems to have his work cut out for him.

Aided by an old friend with old money (Rush), and a posse of would-be wolf hunters, Janssen does not seem to know where to turn. But soon enough, he no longer needs to navigate at all - as the problem comes to him.

Though the plot is not terribly original, the setting and characters certainly are. Also, Moon of the wolf is particularly well acted for its genre and better directed and filmed than most of its competitors. Dan Petrie certainly has made his share of good TV movies, and this, despite its pedigree, is no exception


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