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Dee Wallace Dee Wallace
Karen White
Patrick Macnee Patrick Macnee
Dr. George Waggner
Dennis Dugan Dennis Dugan
Chris Halloran
Christopher Stone Christopher Stone
R. William 'Bill' Neill
Belinda Balaski Belinda Balaski
Terry Fisher
Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy
Fred Francis
John Carradine John Carradine
Erle Kenton
Slim Pickens Slim Pickens
Sam Newfield


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Gary Brandner Gary Brandner
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John Sayles John Sayles
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Description: Based on the best-selling novel by Gary Brandner, this horror film makes effective use of the classic werewolf tale. Dee Wallace stars as Karen White, a popular female reporter in Los Angeles who cannot escape the horror of a traumatic experience that she suffered while trying to capture Eddie Quist (Robert Ricardo), a dangerous serial killer. When her psychologist (Patrick Macnee) recommends a retreat to "The Colony," up the Northern California coast, she reluctantly agrees, hoping to recover from her nightmarish visions. Karen and her husband (Christopher Stone) arrive at the remote retreat and are shocked at the biz ... (more)
Release date: 21 January 1981
UPC: 027616865489
Tags: Horror (21), Werewolves (12), Werewolf (11), 1981 (9), Murder (8), Comedy (7), 1980s (7), Night (6), Colony (6), Based On Novel (5), Lust (5), Drawing (4), Serial Killer (4), Dream Sequence (4), Nudity (4), Kissing (4), Love (3), Survival Horror (3), Transformation (3)
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