17 April 2014

The Pack (1977)
99 min.
Directed by Robert Clouse.
With Joe Don Baker, Hope Alexander-Willis, Richard B. Schull, R. G. Armstrong, Bibi Besch, Ned Wertimer.
Man's best friend turns deadly villain in this recommended entry in the popular 1970s dog-eat-us subgenre.

Vacationers at the tourist resort of Seal Island begin to be terrorized by a group of viral dogs gone mad, and the humans must fight tooth and nail for their own survival.

Marine biologist Joe Don Baker hopes he can discover the secret behind the rabid canines gone berserk, before others needlessly die.

A nice setting and some exciting moments (especially an attack on Alexander-Willis while she's trapped in her car) make this worth your while.

Also known as The Long, Dark Night.

Diehard fans of dog horror would also do well by Zoltan, Hound of Dracula as well as Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (both 1978), not to mention the superior adaptation of Stephen King's Cujo (1983).

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