Gargoyles

GARGOYLES. 1972

Director: Bill L. Norton

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl



This excellent-of-kind made-for-television creature-feature throwback posits the idea that Gargoyles are of a hidden race older than humanity.

A family of gargoyles is discovered by an anthropologist (Cornel Wilde when his career was in decline) & his daughter (Jennifer Salt). The gargoyles live in a cave from whence they make night-time sorties & are occasionally spotted by frightened rubes.

When their habitat is molested, the gargoyles fight back with considerable vigor, but in the end it turns out they are not dangerous except if they are left alone.

The devil-like gargoyle design work was for its day elegant & horrific thanks to Stan Winston, today most often praised for his work on Terminator. An impressive supporting cast includes Scott Glenn, Bernie Casey & Woodrow Chambliss.

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