Sunday, February 13, 2011

Elivira's Movie Macabre: Werewolf of Washington (1973)

Last night, I decided to check out an episode of Elvira’s Movie Macabre, as the Mistress of the Dark is always good for some entertaining moments. This installment was 1973s Werewolf of Washington. This weeks installment on THIS is Don’t Look in the Basement (if interested).

Plot/ A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a job as press assistant to the President. Then bodies start turning up in D.C.

I am not sure whether this was supposed to be such an over-the-top horror comedy, or if it is just that bad. One thing is certain it is definitely perfect for Elvira’s Movie Macabre. I will admit that there are some funny moments, with a pretty witty script. However, some of it was just too far out there to even be entertaining. The pacing was slow, the acting uneven and there was no gore or blood during the kills. Overall, it was definitely more political satire than horror flick. If you are into odd 1970s flicks, check this one out, if not…

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