Stanley (1972)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by William Grefé.

Plot Summary

A Seminole Native American uses his rattlesnake to take his revenge on those who have crossed him.



Directed by: William Grefé
© MCMLXXII [1972] The Stanley Corporation
Executive Producer: John H. Burrows
Produced by: William Grefé
Written by: Gary Crutcher
From an Original Story by: William Grefé
Director of Photography: Cliff Poland
Film Editor: Julio Chavez
Music Score by: Post Production Associates
Director of Sound: Howard Warren
Make-Up: Marie del Russo
Set Design & Decorator: Don Ivey
Stanley's Trainer: Frank Weed
Animal Sequences Filmed at: Homosassa Springs, Florida
Filmed in the Everglades and Ivan Tors Studios, Miami, Florida

Chris Robinson (Tim)
Alex Rocco (Thomkins)
Steve Alaimo (Crail)
Susan Carroll (Susie)
Mark Harris (Bob)
Rey Baumel (Sidney)
Paul Avery (Psycho)
Marcie Knight (Gloria)
Gary Crutcher (Dr Everett)
Mel Pape (guard)
Butterball Smith (stage manager)
Pamela Talus (girl friend)
Bill Marquez (Wachula)
Charles Kaufman [not credited in end titles]

Alternative Titles

Ormarna – Sweden
Slangerne angriber – slangerne dræber – Denmark
Stanley, O Réptil Maligno – Brazil

Extracts included in
Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993)
The Crown Jewels: America's Oldest Indie Film Company (2016)
Dark Side of Eden: The Making of Stanley (2008)
They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé (2016)



  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) pp.267-268
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.369
  • Horror Films of the 1970s by John Kenneth Muir pp.227-229 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990 by Brian Albright p.200
  • Video Dungeon: The Collected Reviews by Kim Newman p.538-539