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Moon of the Wolf (1972)

Not Rated | | Horror | 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

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 Dick Crockett ... Attendant
Sonny Klein Sonny Klein ... Harry
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Storyline

After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

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Taglines:

From a dying man comes a warning: "loup-garou"...werewolf. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on Les Whitten's novel of the same name. See more »

Goofs

This movie was made in 1972, but the opening credits show the date as MCMLXII (1962) See more »

Quotes

Tom Gurmandy Jr.: Oh sweet Jesus! It's Ellie Burrifors, Pa!
Tom Gurmandy Sr.: Ellie Burr?
Tom Gurmandy Jr.: Ya!
Tom Gurmandy Sr.: Dead?
Tom Gurmandy Jr.: Ellie dead I think by an hour!
Tom Gurmandy Sr.: Wild dogs got themselves a taste of human blood! Ain't nobody gonna be safe out on the island! We get together, or they wipe out the island! You go call the sheriff!
Tom Gurmandy Jr.: Yes Pa!
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Bad Moon on the rise...
1 May 2006 | by babeth_jrSee all my reviews

This made for TV movie, starring the late David Janssen and Barbara Rush is not bad. This movie was made in the early 1970's when the TV Movie of the Week was all the rage. Although this movie isn't as good as some of the other horror movies that were made for TV (such as Bad Ronald, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and When Michael Calls,) it is interesting enough to hold the viewer's interest.

David Janssen was a good actor, and he's equally good here. My only complaint about this movie is that it drags in some spots. The werewolf make-up is ludicrous, but hey, what can you expect from an early 1970's t.v. movie? This movie reminded me a lot of The Night Stalker, starring the late, great Darren McGavin. If you are a fan of the Night Stalker, or Made for T.V. movies then you should enjoy this movie.


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