A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a ... See full summary »
A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a job as press assistant to the President. Then bodies start turning up in D.C. . . . Written by
Hosted by Elvira Mistress of the Dark on her show "Movie Macabre" on November 21st 1981. See more »
At about the 47 minute mark, the werewolf bursts out of the darkness at center screen to attack the Hippy Chick in the phone booth. Unfortunately, the actor, as he mounts the stairs from the left seconds before to get into position, breaks out of the light shadow enough to distract from the 'boo' effect. See more »
Dean Stockwell working with Milton Moses Ginsberg doing the Werewolf of Washington
"An ambitious young reporter and his girlfriend are traveling in Hungary, when a wolf attacks him. Returning to Washington, D.C. with his girlfriend, who is the President's daughter, he talks the job of Press Secretary for the President of the United States. When some recent acquaintances turn up murdered by some vicious beast, the young man comes to realize the wolf he killed in Hungary was actually a werewolf," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.
In 1972, White House lawyer John Dean warned disgraced U.S. President Richard M. Nixon there was "a cancer growing on the presidency." For this film, writer/director Milton Moses Ginsberg employs another Dean (Stockwell) to portray the "cancer" in werewolf form. Mr. Ginsberg also uses Thayer David and a Barnabas Collins-type wolf's head cane (from "Dark Shadows"); along with beautiful Jane House (as Marion, the President's daughter).
But, Michael Dunn definitely steals the smaller roles, as "Dr. Kissinger" ("Dr. Kiss", for short). Of course, downy Dean Stockwell (as Jack Whittier) is always worth watching. Unfortunately, Ginsberg's clever comedy/satire/horror never really finds its niche. The cast is entertainingly able, and some of the humor works quite well - but, it's too spotty to really howl at.
*** The Werewolf of Washington (1973) Milton Moses Ginsberg ~ Dean Stockwell, Biff McGuire, Jane House
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