A married couple, lost in the woods, stumble across a creepy mansion and its inhabitants - an overly-kind old women and deadly wolf children that scour the country-side looking for victims.

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Tom
Celia Gregory ...
Sarah
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Mrs. Ardoy
Robert Urquhart ...
Harry
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Woodcutter
Adrian Mann ...
Tibor
Victoria Wood ...
Sophy
Sophie Kind ...
Eloise
Matthew Dorman ...
Young Boy
Wilhelmina Green ...
Young Girl
Corinna Reardon ...
Small Girl
Daniel Payne ...
Small Boy
Natalie Payne ...
Irenya
Daniel Kipling ...
Andreas
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Mrs. Ardoy is the caretaker of a creepy old house set in the heart of the forest, who takes in a stranded young couple with car trouble. Once tucked in for the night, the pair begin to experience mutual dreams about a pack of werewolves roaming the region by night. The dreams, of course, are not entirely what they seem... and for that matter, neither is their hostess. Written by Ørnås

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1 November 1980 (UK)  »

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The woodcutter uses the word 'vulpine' to describe a wolf-like creature. The correct term is 'lupine'. 'Vulpine' relates to foxes. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: Seven Doors of Death (2009) See more »

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Decent werewolf story.
6 April 2005 | by (Bromsgrove, England) – See all my reviews

It's that old plot device again, the one that has served many, many horror writers over the years ... a couple travelling through the countryside has car trouble, pulls over, and discovers a secluded house in the middle of nowhere. Either the house has no phone or they simply can't reach anyone, so they are forced to stay the night.

So cue the vampires, ghosts, demons ... or in this case a family of werewolves. The supposed owner of the house is an unnervingly friendly old lady played excellently by famous actress Diana Dors, just a few years before her death. She is step mother to eight creepy children. The couple become increasingly worried as strange things start happening. The husband is attacked by a strange creature in the woods, the wife has some odd encounters with the children, and eventually they are locked in their room. He tries to climb out of the window and ends up unconscious on the floor below while she is raped by a werewolf.

Already there's some pretty twisted stuff going on, enough to make me think this could be a great werewolf story. Anyway, the couple then end up in a hospital, the wife seems to have no memory of the events, claiming they simply crashed the car, and the husband thinks it was a dream. Over the next month or so she begins to act strangely, eating lots of meat and increasing her sexual appetite. However, just as it starts to get interesting ... it's the end of the episode. D'oh! I understand that there's only so much you can fit in to an hour-long episode, but if they'd just cut down on the boring scenes it could have all led to a great climax and ended up as a well-constructed, original werewolf story rather than just an interesting idea. Oh, well. I guess if you have nothing better to do, you might want to give this one a look, but don't go out of your way.


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