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Moon of the Wolf (1972)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 26 September 1972
After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

Alvin Sapinsley (teleplay), Les Whitten (novel) (as Leslie H. Whitten)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Sheriff Aaron Whitaker
Barbara Rush ... Louise Rodanthe
Bradford Dillman ... Andrew Rodanthe
John Beradino ... Dr. Druten
Geoffrey Lewis ... Lawrence
Royal Dano ... Tom Sr.
John Davis Chandler ... Tom Jr. (as John Chandler)
Claudia McNeil ... Sara
Paul R. DeVille Paul R. DeVille ... Hugh
Dan Priest ... Sam
Robert Phillips ... Deputy
Serena Sande Serena Sande ... Nurse
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Attendant
Dick Crockett ... Attendant
Sonny Klein Sonny Klein ... Harry
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After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

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A killer force, not of this world, sweeps shock and terror through a steaming Louisiana bayou. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Scenes of the town were shot in downtown Clinton, Louisiana. A few of the townspeople that appear as extras were also from Clinton. The rest of the scenes were filmed in Burnside, Louisiana. See more »

Goofs

In killing the werewolf in the end, when firing the third shot, the cylinder of the revolver doesn't turn. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Aaron Whitaker: What's wrong with him?
Dr. Druten: He's had a fit.
Sheriff Aaron Whitaker: Doctor, you were third in your class. I never went to college. I knew he was having a fit when he started having it.
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Well acted and well filmed lycanthropic TV movie
21 May 2006 | by mstomasoSee all my reviews

David Janssen and Barbara Rush lead a cast of characters as a southern Louisiana town is suddenly struck by a series of lycanthropic murders. With no rhyme or reason behind the killing, and with a raving old bed-ridden cajun seeming to be the only person who fully understands what's going on, Janssen, the town's sheriff, seems to have his work cut out for him.

Aided by an old friend with old money (Rush), and a posse of would-be wolf hunters, Janssen does not seem to know where to turn. But soon enough, he no longer needs to navigate at all - as the problem comes to him.

Though the plot is not terribly original, the setting and characters certainly are. Also, Moon of the wolf is particularly well acted for its genre and better directed and filmed than most of its competitors. Dan Petrie certainly has made his share of good TV movies, and this, despite its pedigree, is no exception


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite do Lobo See more »

Filming Locations:

Clinton, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Filmways Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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