The Pack (1977)

USA, 1977
35mm film, Techniocolor, 1.33:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Robert Clouse.

Plot Summary

A pake of feral dogs run riot on a remote island, attacking animals and humans alike.


Directed by: Robert Clouse
© MCMLXXVII [1977] by Warner Bros, Inc.
Warner Bros. presents a Fred Weintraub-Paul Heller production
Produced by: Fred Weintraub, Paul Heller
Associate Producer: Eva Monley
Screenplay by: Robert Clouse
Based on the Novel by: Dave Fisher
Director of Photography: Ralph Woolsey
Edited by: Peter E. Berger
Music by: Lee Holdridge
Sound Mixer: Darin Knight
Costumer: Lynn Bernay
Make-up Artist: Marvin Westmore
Hair Stylist: Gloria Algeo
Special Effects: Milton Rice
Dogs Furnished by: Lou M. Schumacher
[Dogs] Trained by: Karl Lewis Miller, Roger W. Schumacher
Trainers: Dennis Grisco, Eddie Steeples, Scott Thorson, Reggie Wayne, Jerry Hardison

Joe Don Baker (Jerry)
Hope Alexander-Willis (Millie)
Richard B. Shull ([Clyde] Hardiman)
R.G. Armstrong (Cobb)
Ned Wertimer ([Harry] Walker)
Bibi Besch (Marge)
Delos V. Smith Jr (McMinnimee)
Richard O’Brien ([Jim] Dodge)
Sherry Miles (Lois)
Paul Willson (Tommy)
Eric Knight (Guy)
Steve Lytle (Paul)
Rob Narke (husband)
Peggy Price (wife)
Steve Butts (Bobby)

Alternative Titles

A Alcateia – Brazil, Portugal
Kurt Baskını – Turkey
The Long Dark Night
La manada – Spanish ttle
Глутницата – Bulgaria
Стая – Russia



  • Films and Filming vol.24 no.6 (March 1978) pp.36-37 – credits, review
  • Films Illustrated vol.7 no.77 (January 1978) p.168 – credits, review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.247 no.49 (24 August 1977) pp.3, 14 – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.44 no.526 (November 1977) p.237 – credits, synopsis, review (by Clyde Jeavons)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.45 no.532 (May 1978) p.107 – note (Addenda and Corrigenda)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.45 no.533 (June 1978) p.126 – note (Addenda and Corrigenda)
  • Screen International no.111 (29 October 1977) p.20 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Variety 24 August 1977 p.20 – credits, review


  • Film Review 1978-79 by F. Maurice Speed p.155
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.295