The Washington werewolf

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German title The Washington werewolf
Original title The Werewolf of Washington
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1973
length approx. 93 minutes
Age rating FSK 16
Director Milton Moses Ginsberg
script Milton Moses Ginsberg
production Nina Schulman
music Arnold Freed
camera Bob Baldwin
cut Milton Moses Ginsberg

The Werewolf of Washington is an American horror satire dating from 1973 .


Jack Whittier, a Washington journalist , is in Hungary . Giselle, the daughter of the US President, is with him. On the way to the airport, the car breaks down in the forest on a full moon night. Jack decides to get help while Giselle stays in the car. When he returns unsuccessfully, he finds the vehicle abandoned. Giselle stands at the edge of the forest and is threatened by a wolf. After a short fight, Jack kills the animal with his previously acquired walking stick with a silver knob. Here Jack is injured by a bite from the animal. The dead wolf turns into a human.

An old woman from the nearby gypsy camp identifies the deceased as her son. Jack learns from her that the dead man was a werewolf . Finally she gives him an amulet, which he should always wear on his heart. This is the only way he can protect himself from evil.

Back in Washington, Jack lets the amulet disappear into a toilet despite the warning. In the following months Jack turns into a werewolf every night of the full moon and kills people.

During the approach of a helicopter, Jack transforms in the presence of the President and injures him. Put to flight by the president's security forces, the werewolf goes to his friend Marion's apartment. She escapes into the bedroom and shoots the beast with a silver bullet.

During the credits, the President can be heard giving a speech. Towards the end, however, his voice faltered and suddenly turned into a yowl and growl.


The lexicon of international films judged the film to be “a satirical horror film that tries to use clichés and stylistic devices of the genre to parody American politics and life, but is only condensed into a convincing parable in a few moments. " .

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Individual evidence

  1. The Werewolf of Washington. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used