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(1985)

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According director Daniel Attias, Gary Busey ad libbed a great deal, for instance when Uncle Red is in the gun shop. Attias checked with Stephen King, who said OK for these ad libs to be included.
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Shooting started without a proper werewolf suit.
Gary Busey performed all his own stunts for the film.
Producer Dino De Laurentiis was very unhappy with the werewolf used in the film. He was disappointed in both the way it looked and the way the costumed actor moved. This proved to be a bit of an insult to the actor wearing the suit as he was an accomplished modern dancer and was hired specifically for his movement skills.
The werewolf dream sequence utilized a total of seventy extras that were divided up into four groups with various levels of make-up and costume. These ranged from approximately ten principal actors used for close-ups and action shots, having the most refined looks, while the remainders were just made to appear menacing and fill up the rest of the church to give it a full house appearance.
Complete construction of the werewolf costume took three months. After finalization of the shape and design, using three-dimensional clay heads, the entire costume was made of foam and polyurethane and was covered with actual bear hair. The head of the costume was mechanically operated by six people from a distance of up to thirty feet away.
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This was Daniel Attias's first (and only) feature film he directed. For the rest of the 1980s to today he mostly directed TV episodes for some famous shows and hasn't made another theatrical film.
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Don Coscarelli was scheduled to direct but left over creative differences with Dino De Laurentiis.
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Early drafts of the film's script, including the pressbook release, stated that the werewolf speaks. In the actual film itself, the werewolf does not speak at any time.
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The bar that the mob gathers in before searching for the werewolf is called "Owen's Bar". Stephen King has a son named Owen.
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Filming began in October 1984 and finished slightly before Christmas of the same year.
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The Coslaw residence was an actual home used in Wilmington, North Carolina. Though the interiors were a set on a sound stage, the actual home itself was relocated in the 1990s to another area in town due to a massive shopping center that was built in it's place.
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Even though the werewolf kills people, he does not eat them.
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Everett Mcgill who portrays the werewolf also starred in a episode of a tv show called Werewolf (1987) Blood on the track's (1988).
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