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Scream of the Wolf (1974)

A big-game hunter comes out of retirement to help track down a killer wolf, and begins to suspect that it isn't a wolf but an animal that can take human form.

Director:

Dan Curtis

Writers:

Richard Matheson (teleplay), David Case (story "The Hunter")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Graves ... John Wetherby
Clint Walker ... Byron Douglas
Jo Ann Pflug ... Sandy Miller
Philip Carey ... Sheriff Vernon Bell
Don Megowan ... Grant
Brian Richards Brian Richards ... Deputy Crane
Lee Paul Lee Paul ... Student
Jim Storm ... Boy (as James Storm)
Dean Smith ... Lake
Randy Kirby Randy Kirby ... Brian Hammond
Vernon Weddle Vernon Weddle ... Newsman
Bill Baldwin ... Reporter (as William Baldwin)
Orville Sherman ... Coroner
Bonnie Van Dyke Bonnie Van Dyke ... Girl
Grant Owens Grant Owens ... Deputy Bill
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A big-game hunter comes out of retirement to help track down a killer wolf, and begins to suspect that it isn't a wolf but an animal that can take human form. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Death comes out of the woods on four paws and returns on two feet. A beast? A human? Only the dead know.

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hunter See more »

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Metromedia Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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At about 13 minutes into the movie, Byron says the Sheriff's name wrong. He calls him Bellus. The Sheriff's name is Bell. See more »

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Byron Douglas: Some people are saying it's a werewolf!
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Nice TV Movie That's Worth Watching
23 October 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Scream of the Wolf (1974)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Made-for-TV horror film from Dan Curtis has a game hunter (Peter Graves) coming out of retirement to track down a wolf that has been killing people but he soon fears that it's actually a werewolf. Another game hunter (Clint Walker) in town refuses to help in the case and obviously suspicion falls on him. SCREAM OF THE WOLF isn't a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination but with such a short running time, a great atmosphere and some fun performances there's no question that fans of the genre should enjoy it. I'll give Curtis a lot credit because he really does quite a bit with obviously very little money. I thought the director did a really good job at building up a rather dark atmosphere and this is especially true during the attack sequences. Another good aspect of this happens with the beautiful scenes in the darken woods with the fog machines doing their job. Graves offers up the laid back type of performance we'd expect from him and he does a nice job with the role. Walker easily steals the film as the main suspect and I really liked how he played guilty so obviously well. Jo Ann Pflug is good as the love interest and Philip Carey is nice as the sheriff. The one major problem with the film is that the screenplay makes it clear who the killer is and if this doesn't turn out to be the case then there's an obvious twist. I won't ruin which way the film goes but I think more of a mystery would have helped things especially since we never actually see the wolf as the film wants to keep us in the dark as to who or what is doing the killings. Still, SCREAM OF THE WOLF has enough going for it to make it worth viewing.


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