The Werewolf of Washington (1973)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  October 1973 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Whittier
Katalin Kallay ...
Henry Ferrentino ...
Despo Diamantidou ...
Gypsy Woman (as Despo)
Nancy Andrews ...
Mrs. Margie Captree
Attorney General
Biff McGuire ...
Jack Waltzer ...
Appointments Secretary
Ben Yaffee ...
Mr. Captree
Jane House ...
Beeson Carroll ...
Commander Salmon
Jacqueline Brookes ...
Angela - Publisher
Barbara Spiegel ...
Thurman Scott ...
Hippie (as Thurmon Scott)


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

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Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

October 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Werwolf von Washington  »

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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 »


Giselle: The sign of the pentagram...
Jack Whittier: Oh, the Pentagon is behind all this?
Giselle: Pent-a-gram.
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Referenced in An American Werewolf in London (1981) See more »

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24 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a sometimes slow-moving, sometimes cheap-looking but always a what- the-HELL-am-I-watching?! kind of a film. Dean Stockwell, who seems to have walked onto the set of "The Wolfman" at films beginning, gets a silver headed walking stick, encounters some weird gypsy types and becomes cursed with lycanthropy. Part werewolf film, part Watergate satire, Stockwell looks pretty cool with his full wolf make-up on and shows a talent for physical comedy as well. The scene where he gets his hand stuck in a bowling ball, whilst the clueless President fails to notice, is hysterical. This really isn't meant to be a thrilling chiller, but the scene with a girl trapped by the werewolf inside of an overturned phone booth is rather tense and well done. Yes, it's cheap, the acting isn't that great (outside of Stockwell's performance) the sets are lousy and everything screams 70S!!! in all of its tacky hideousness (the flowered wallpaper in the heroine's bedroom is by far the scariest thing about this film) but it's not a total loss. Its a sharp, clever and sometimes very black comedy with some nice make-up effects. It's worth seeing for Stockwell's manic performance alone.

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