Friday, October 31, 2014

Moon of the Wolf (1972)

Director: Daniel Petrie

Writers: alvin Sapinsley, Leslie H. Whitten

Composer: Bernardo Segall

Starring: David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Bradford Dillman, John Beradino, Geoffrey Lewis, Royal Dano, John Davis Chandler, Claudia McNeil, Paul R. DeVille, Dan Priest

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Deadly secrets emerge from the shadows when the full moon rises!

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

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? No.

When you're watching a 40+ year old made for TV movie, you've got to cut them a little slack, especially when it's a horror picture.  You know there's not going to be much (if any) gore but then it was the beginning of the 70s, a decade where TV movies were a much bigger deal than they are today and they put some effort into making a good product.  This one is more of a horror/drama/mystery than something made to dial up some scares.  It wouldn't be hard to figure out who or what is causing people to up and get themselves killed.  I had a blast just seeing all of the familiar faces (and voices) in the cast.  That's what drew me to this one.  The story is fine, the Louisiana locations are great and the acting works.  You don't really get any horror action until the last fifteen minutes but it's not like you're dying to see it at any point beforehand.  It's an OK film that's really only of interest to fans of any of the cast. 

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