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Wolfman (1979)

PG  |   |  Horror  |  21 September 1979 (USA)
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A man finds out that his family has a werewolf curse put apon them.

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Earl Owensby ...
Colin Glasgow
Kristina Reynolds ...
Lynn Harris Randolph
Sid Rancer ...
Dr. George Tate
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Reverend Leonard (as Edward Grady)
Richard Dedmon ...
Clement Glasgow
Maggie Lauterer ...
Elizabeth Glasgow
Brownlee Davis ...
Sheriff
Helene Tryon ...
Grandmother Glasgow
Julian Morton ...
Edwin Glasgow
Al Meyers ...
Attorney Ewan Rowe
Victor Smith ...
Luther
Mike Allen ...
Deputy in Derby
Charles Reynolds ...
Coroner White
Mike Putnam ...
Farmhouse Victim
Dick Rice ...
Innkeeper
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After the death of his Father, Colin Glasgow (Earl Owensby) finds out that his Father and Grandfather were cursed and that they were Werewolves. And now Colin discovers that he also has the curse and he is a werewolf too and he must stop a Satanic Reverend who put the curse on him and his family. Written by Dylan Conner

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dull
22 July 2008 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Earl Owensby is a guy who made a fortune with films aimed at the drive in circuits in the south. He parlayed that into some big budget films before it all going wrong when he built a studio that was the site of the under water filming of The Abyss. Before his semi leap to the big time Owensby produced and starred in a number of action and horror films that pretty much only played south of the Mason Dixon Line. Until Wolfman I had never seen one of his films. Watching it I really don't understand why he made as much money as he did. The plot of the film has a miscast Owensby returning home when he is told that his father has died. Actually his father didn't die until his scheming relatives were certain that he was on his way home, at which time they killed him so that the werewolf curse would pass on to Owensby. Filmed with models and (somewhat) obvious sets the film looks cheap but serviceable. The performances are all over the place with actors and non-actors mixing freely. Owensby isn't a bad actor as such but he is so low key as to be almost invisible. He conveys none of the intensity needed for the role. It doesn't help that the pacing is so slack as to be near catatonic with there being a good chance you'll nod off before the wolfman (of the Lon Chaney variety) shows up. Something for the insomniacs or those wanting to see what a footnote filmmaker made his fortune on. 3 out of 10.


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