The Shadow of Chikara
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|The Shadow of Chikara|
|Directed by||Earl E. Smith|
Earl E. Smith|
|Screenplay by||Earl E. Smith|
Henry B. Walthall
|Music by||Jaime Mendoza-Nava|
|Cinematography||James W. Roberson|
|Edited by||Tom Boutross|
|Distributed by||Howco International Pictures|
The Shadow of Chikara (also known as The Curse of Demon Mountain) is a 1977 American western horror film written and directed by Earl E. Smith. The film stars Joe Don Baker, Sondra Locke, Ted Neeley, Dennis Fimple, John Davis Chandler, Linda Dano and Slim Pickens. It was released on July 15, 1977, by Howco International Pictures.
Producer Barbara Pryor was at the time the First Lady of Arkansas, having been separated from her husband, Governor David Pryor since November 1975, after having had a mental breakdown from the stress of being a politician's wife. She had previously worked as script supervisor on The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Barbara and David would later reconcile in early 1977.
Confederate veterans of the last battle of the Civil War set out to find a hidden treasure: diamonds hidden in a cave. However, the soldiers find they are being followed by a mysterious hunter (or hunters) who may have a connection to a mythic eagle spirit.
- Joe Don Baker as Wishbone Cutter
- Sondra Locke as Drusilla Wilcox
- Ted Neeley as Amos Richmond
- Dennis Fimple as Posey
- John Davis Chandler as Rafe
- Linda Dano as Rosalie Cutter
- Slim Pickens as Virgil Cane
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The film was released on [[DVD] by Mill Creek Entertainment on July 5, 2005. It was later released by Dead Of Night on February 20, 2006. It was re-released by Mill Creek on September 12th, that same year. In 2015, it was released by Movies Unlimited and Willette Acquisition Corp. on July 10th, and 20th respectively.
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