Moon of the Wolf (1972)

USA, 26 September
35mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English

An American television horror film directed by Daniel Petrie.

Plot Summary

The sheriff of a small town in Louisiana begins to suspect that a series of brutal murders may be the work of a werewolf.


Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Filmways presents. A Filmways production
Executive Producer: Edward S. Felman
Produced by: Everett Chambers, Peter Thomas
Associate Producer: Richard Rosenbloom
Teleplay by: Alvin Sapinsley
Based on the Novel by: Leslie H. Whitten
Director of Photography: Richard C. Clouner
Film Editor: Richard Halsey
Music by: Bernardo Segall
Sound Mixer: Barry Thomas
Costume Supervision: Arnold Lipin
Makeup: William Tuttle, Tom Tuttle
Art Director: James Hulsey
Casting: Hoyt Bowers

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 Chandler (Tom Jr)
Claudia Monell (Sara)
Paul R. DeVille (Hugh)
Dan Priest (Sam)
Robert Phillips (deputy)
Serena Sande (nurse)
George Sawaya, Dick Crockett (attendants)
Sonny Klein (Harry)
Emory Hollier (Rev. Biggers)
Teddy Airhart Jr (DeWitt)

Alternative Titles

A Noite do Lobo – Brazil
Ihmissuden armoilla – Finland
Ksiezyc wilkolaka – Poland
Le loup de la nuit – Franch title
La notte del lupo mannaro – Italy
Die Stunde des Wolfes – West Germany
Волчья луна – Russia



  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.221 no.40 (16 June 1972) p.11 – credits
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.223 no.11 (27 September 1972) p.10 – credits, review


  • Cyborgs, Santa Claus and Satan: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Made for Television by Fraser A. Sherman pp.125-126 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis 261 – credits
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.222 – credits, review
  • Movies Made for Television: The Telefeature and the Mini-Series 1964-1979 by Alvin H. Marill pp.103-105 – illustrated credits, synopsis
  • The Werewolf Filmography by Bryan Senn p.160-162 – illustrated credits, review