Two CIA agents are sent to Bucharest, Romania to solve a high profile kidnapping. But what they discover is something inexplicable. An evil gargoyle, once thought dead and banished forever, has returned with a vengeance.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ty "Griff" Griffin
Jennifer Wells
Father Nikolai Soren
Dr. Christina Durant
William Langlois ...
Inspector Zev Aslan
Petri Roega ...
Father Adrian Bodesti
Jason Rohrer ...
Richard Barrier
Mihai Bisericanu ...
Bogdan Uritescu ...
Cristi Groza ...
Lewis Cojocar ...


Two CIA agents are sent to Bucharest, Romania to solve a high profile kidnapping. But what they discover is something inexplicable. An evil gargoyle, once thought dead and banished forever, has returned with a vengeance.

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Once thought banished forever, winged, fire-spitting creatures are resurrected and immediately begin wreaking havoc on a port city.

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 October 2004 (Russia)  »

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Gargoyle: Wings of Darkness  »

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In the scene where Fr. Bodesti is about to give a plane ticket to Fr. Soren, Soren is drinking from a glass liquor bottle. As Bodesti approaches, the bottle is uncorked, but when the camera cuts away and returns, the bottle is mysteriously corked again. See more »


Ty "Griff" Griffin: [to Wells] I wounded it. But, I want that thing dead. Now
[turns and points to someone off camera]
Ty "Griff" Griffin: get me the god damned flame thrower!
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Jim Wynorski, my hero... when I'm in a deluded state of mind.
20 September 2009 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

I'll say it right away: I'm a sucker for monster movies. Also for the bad ones. Yes, even the really bad ones. And technically and theoretically "Gargoyle" is a bad one. No doubt about that. Hey, Jim Wynorski directed this one, so what can one expect, right? But I've started to like this guy a lot over the recent years. He made great campy horror-flicks during the 80's ("Chopping Mall", "Return of the Swamp Thing"), and during these last years I saw some of his newer, nonsensical monster movies. And I had loads of fun with them. Great thing with his newer monster-flicks, is that he puts so many crazy ideas and subplots in them, that you never get bored. Okay, most of the time it doesn't lead to anything, but it's still fun. Plus, he often even rips-off various plot elements or characters from his own movies, to re-use them in new flicks of his. These are the mysterious Ways of Wynorski. Anyway, here we got: Ancient Gargoyles with their offspring being born from "Alien"-like cocoons, a Roumanian setting with lots of castles, two CIA detectives investigating the strange goings-on and mutilated bodies, a terrorist-kidnapping, a drug-lord running a sinister voodoo-nightclub, rival drug-dealers, a Dracula-worshiping cult (mentioned only), two competitive priests (of which one has a secret agenda), a gorgeous-looking cutie with a degree in history/folklore/archeology (or something), Michael Paré, a spectacular car-chase with continuity errors, Michael Paré cranking up a smile at the end while laughing at a joke, one final "this ain't over"-shot. And some other things. So how can you not have fun with it? The CGI used for the gargoyle is surprisingly tolerable and even reminded me at times of those good old stop-motion effects back in the old days. Thinking about it, this film is a far better movie then, for example, "Pterodactyl" (2005) - another one of those flying CGI beasts of terror movies - because in "Gargoyle" at least there's an attempt at a story. Hell, put "Gargoyles" next to the recent, utterly abominable "Harpies" (2007), and you'll see "Gargoyles" for the genuine Wynorski Masterpiece that it is. Of course it's complete nonsense. But it's Wynorski-nonsense, and that's about the same as pure fried gold.

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