A young woman on the frontier marries a meek farmer who has an annoying habit of going through a rather drastic change every full moon.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lori Ashton ...
Saloon Dancer
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Miller Brown
Pat Atkins ...
Mrs. Russell
Eleanor Baggett ...
Older Mrs. Miller
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Young Mrs. Miller
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Townsperson
Stephen Blake ...
James Miller
Sharon Chatten ...
Townsperson
Stephen Cole ...
Priest
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Piano Player
Janice Dejon ...
Townsperson
Barbara Dow ...
Mrs. Hill's Friend
...
Mrs. Hill
Cameron Frankley ...
Card Cheat
Reed Hollister ...
Townsperson
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A young woman on the frontier marries a meek farmer who has an annoying habit of going through a rather drastic change every full moon.

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When the moon rises, the howling begins.

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Horror | Western

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16 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Noites de Despertar  »

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Beautiful Images Fabulous Score
5 November 2015 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

I had it transfer from VHS - very dark copy - to DVD - Wow! Somebody mentioned the word "hypnotic" in a review. Well, yes, hypnotic applies but also moving, strange, gorgeous. Where is Mary Stuart Masterson? My God! She's sublime here. Hart Bochner is mysterious and heartbreaking. And who is Stephen Blake? He's compelling here but looking at his credits on IMDb, he hasn't done much. Great face. The score by Gerald Gouriet is sensational. A lyrical western with dark undertones. The aria at the beginning "La Notte Scotta" an unexpected stroke that takes you somewhere immediately. The ending feels a bit rushed - maybe because I wanted to go on. But I recently found out the film was shot in Simi Valley, California in 18 days for less than a million bucks. I don't know many people who've seen this movie. I sometimes introduce it in after dinner parties, always a success. Thank you.


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