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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 job as press assistant to the President. Then bodies start turning up in D.C. . . . Written by
This film is a satire on politics in Washington during the early 1970s, mainly prompted by the Watergate scandal. 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 »
The tale of a cursed Press Secretary for the President of the United States is neither scary nor funny, except in an unintentional way. The plot revolves around the Secretary becoming cursed on a trip to Eastern Europe and then returning to Washington where his violent actions are covered up by the White House. Its done in a typical low budget way with a werewolf thats been likened to a deranged puppy (think a slightly rattier version of Disney's Shaggy Dog).
I had never really liked this film each of the times that I ran across this on TV over the years, the film never worked as either a satire of Watergate nor as a horror film and so its just a really dumb film in which actors wander about not knowing how to play their parts. I dislike this film so much that I try to avoid it as best I can. However, I recently found myself actually purchasing a copy of this turkey because the last time this played I caught the end credits which said this was filmed in and around my hometown. With a desire to see things the way they used to be I sat down to watch it from start to finish. The film itself is just as bad as I've always thought, but it was a gas to see the various locations on TV. Sure they've changed in the almost 35 years since it was filmed, but if you know what you're looking at its a blast, especially when you realize how they had to shoot things so you couldn't see it was New York and not Virginia or Washington. (Then again all of the license plates are New York ones so they didn't try that hard.) A void this like the plague unless you like fluffy werewolf movies or bad satires.
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