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Deathmoon (1978)

Unrated | | Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 31 May 1978
A manager is sent to vacation by his doctor due to symptoms of stress. He chooses Hawaii, because that's where his grandfather worked as a missionary. He doesn't know that his grandpa and ... See full summary »

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Bruce Kessler

Writers:

Jay Benson (story), George Schenck (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Foxworth ... Jason Palmer
Joe Penny ... Rick Bladen
Barbara Trentham ... Diane May
Dolph Sweet ... Lt. Russ Cort
Charles Haid ... Earl Wheelie
Debralee Scott ... Sherry Weston
France Nuyen ... Tapulua
Carole Kai Carole Kai ... Tami Waimea
Branscombe Richmond ... Vince Tatupu
Joan Freeman ... Mrs. Jennings
Albert Harris Albert Harris ... Dr. Restin
Lydia Lei ... Julie Chin (as Lydia Lei Kayahara)
Mitch Mitchell Mitch Mitchell ... Ryan Jennings
Don Pomes Don Pomes ... Dr. Eckworth
Terry Takada Terry Takada ... Judy
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A manager is sent to vacation by his doctor due to symptoms of stress. He chooses Hawaii, because that's where his grandfather worked as a missionary. He doesn't know that his grandpa and all male successors are cursed by the Voodoo clan. Every night he transforms into a werewolf and horribly slays young women. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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An island of pleasures terrorized by a werewolf cursed to kill!

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Horror | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lua da Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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"Aloha, Wolfman"!
31 May 2008 | by coxtalanSee all my reviews

This May 31,2008 marks the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Deathmoon.

I remember when this movie first aired on TV, I liked it then and I still like it to this day. An average horror movie not gory but remember it was a made-for-TV-movie.

An over worked businessman(Robert Foxworth "Falcon Crest") on the advise of his doctor, goes to Hawaii on a vacation to rest and relax...right! He doesn't realize he is cursed and even in Hawaii when the full moon rises "he who is cursed will transform himself from an ordinary man into a vicious beast".

This may have been one of the last werewolf movies which showed the wolf to look like a "wolf-man". Having a wolf head and paws wearing clothes and walking upright,as later on in movies like "The Howling","An American Werewolf in London", and "Silver Bullet" to name a few,showed the wolf to look more like a "werewolf", with the long nose,pointy ears,tail,and walking on all fours and looking so beastly, it would have made little red riding hood's wolf tuck tail and run. That is until years later when Jack Nicholson howled at the moon in "Wolf". This movie also stars Joe Penny,who went on to star in series like "Riptide" and "Jake and the Fatman".

The music was eerie and the movie was great. For fans like me of those 70's made-for-TV horror movies, this is a must.


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