Scream of the Wolf – USA, 1974

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‘His whole face has gone!’

Scream of the Wolf  is a 1974 American horror television movie directed and produced by Dan Curtis (Burnt OfferingsDark Shadows; The Norliss Tapes; Trilogy of Terror) from a story by David Chase and a screenplay by Richard Matheson.

The film stars Peter Graves (Beginning of the End; Killers from Space), Clint Walker (Snowbeast; Killdozer) and Jo Ann Pflug.

The film originally aired by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) on January 16, 1974. It is available on DVD via several public domain companies.

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Plot:

Adventure writer John Weatherby (Peter Graves) is called in by local police to give his opinion on a series of brutal murders that has them confused. The clues are not obvious and leave no clear trail. The tracks left at the murder site appear to be that of a wolf, or a man, or both.

Lost in his search for answers, Weatherby contacts his old friend Byron (Clint Walker), a mysterious hunter and a recluse, to help him track this unknown killer. His friend is not much help but may know more than what he’s willing to say…

Reviews:

“Not only is it roughly photographed (complete with random zooms), but it generally feels a little trashy, what with a werewolf supposedly roaming around gnawing people’s faces off. Only you never see it, of course, as the attacks are always interrupted by a well-timed commercial break, and all of the chewed up corpses manage to stay off screen due to TV restrictions.” Oh, the Horror!

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“The main problem with the ending is that it takes away most of the horror movie elements and leaves things with more of a thriller conclusion. Not terrible for a TV movie but not something I’d recommend unless you’re a big fan of 70’s style kitschiness.”
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” … only a tepid (because not much gore or violence could be shown) version of a werewolf tale coupled with a Most Dangerous Game plot.” Michael Karol, The ABC Movie of the Week Companion

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