Scream of the Wolf

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Scream of the Wolf
Poster of the movie Scream of the Wolf.jpg
Australian DVD cover
Genre Horror
Written by Richard Matheson
Directed by Dan Curtis
Starring Peter Graves
Clint Walker
Jo Ann Pflug
Music by Bob Cobert
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Charles W. Fries
Producer(s) Dan Curtis
Robert Singer (associate producer)
Cinematography Paul Lohmann
Editor(s) Richard A. Harris
Running time 78 min.
Production company(s) Metromedia Productions
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release January 16, 1974

Scream of the Wolf is a 1974 television film starring Peter Graves and Clint Walker and directed by Dan Curtis.[1][2]


Local adventure writer and former hunter John Weatherby (Peter Graves) is called in to investigate a series of brutal murders that has the sheriff confused.[3] The clues are not clear and leave no clear trail. The tracks left at the murder site appear to be that of a wolf, but then change into human footprints. The townspeople begin to believe that it is a werewolf. Lost in his search for answers but disbelieving the werewolf theory, Weatherby contacts his old friend Byron (Clint Walker), a mysterious big game hunter and a recluse with strange ideas, who was once bitten by a wolf, to help him track this unknown killer. Byron repeatedly refuses to get involved, but then agrees to help find the beast in a nighttime hunt, with an unexpected conclusion for all.


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The film features an arm wrestling contest between the characters played by 6'4" Peter Graves and 6'6" Clint Walker.[3]


The film originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) on January 16, 1974.[4]

The film is available on DVD via several public domain companies.


  1. ^ "Scream of the Wolf". Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Scream of the Wolf". Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Cinema Sunday: Scream of the Wolf (1974)". Magazines and Monsters. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ McKenna, Michael (2013). The ABC Movie of the Week: Big Movies for the Small Screen. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0810891562. 

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