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Gargoyles (1972)

Not Rated | | Horror | TV Movie 21 November 1972
An anthropologist/paleontologist and his daughter, while travelling through the southwestern U.S., stumble upon a colony of living, breathing gargoyles.

Director:

Bill Norton (as B.W.L. Norton)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cornel Wilde ... Dr. Mercer Boley
Jennifer Salt ... Diana Boley
Grayson Hall ... Mrs. Parks
Bernie Casey ... The Gargoyle
Scott Glenn ... James Reeger
William Stevens William Stevens ... Police Chief
John Gruber John Gruber ... Jesse
Woody Chambliss Woody Chambliss ... Uncle Willie
Jim Connell Jim Connell ... Buddy
Timothy Burns Timothy Burns ... Morris Ray (as Tim Burns)
Mickey Alzola Mickey Alzola ... Gargoyle
Greg Walker Greg Walker ... Gargoyle
Rock A. Walker Rock A. Walker ... Gargoyle (as Rock Walker)
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Storyline

After receiving word about a mysterious skeleton unearthed in the Arizona desert, a father and his daughter visit the man who has it and grab the skull as they escape a shack the gargoyles have attacked.Once they do so, they, as well as the town, are besieged by a colony of gargoyles living in some nearby caverns. Written by OtwoD

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Taglines:

Watch Out! The Gargoyles Are Here. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gargoyles See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tomorrow Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Woody Chambliss (Uncle Willie) is two years younger than Cornel Wilde. See more »

Goofs

When the gargoyle hit by an 18-wheel tractor truck is lying on the ground dying, the actor's face inside the mask is visible. See more »

Quotes

Diana Boley: Where are we headed, dad?
Dr. Mercer Boley: Oh. Don't worry, dear. It gets worse.
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Alternate Versions

The version available on DVD is the 74 minute European theatrical cut, which runs slightly longer than the original US TV broadcast version. See more »

Connections

References Häxan (1922) See more »

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Diana...
8 April 2003 | by cyclone259See all my reviews

OK... In this day and age of CG graphics and $100M budgets, some would say this movie wouldn't stack up. Of course most of us who have seen it love it for its nostaglic value and some very genuine scares. It always seemed to come on really late at night (was that on purpose?) and I remember at least once watching it when I was about 10 years old at our neighbors lake house when I was the only one awake and there was a nice storm going on outside. All I can say is that I jumped a number of times that night and although I've seen plenty of horror films since, I'd probably still jump during this one today. Hopefully I'll get to see it again, if not just to hear the lead gargoyle say "Diana" in that metallic, evil-sounding voice.


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