Don’t worry dear, it gets worse. Dr. Mercer Boley

Gargoyles (1972) is a made for TV movie with a classic 1970s musical score. I expected this film to be more low budget than it was since it was made for TV, but I was mistaken. I was impressed with how quickly it moved along with an intensity that lasted from beginning to end.

GargoylesThe story is about the Nacatacachinco. (I’m pretty sure it’s a fictional Native American word since I couldn’t find anything on the internet about it.) And that’s the best part of the story as there isn’t really anything special about it; it’s very formula based.

On the flipside, the costuming and makeup is spectacular, well most of them, some look like leftovers from the other gargoyles and they needed a few more to make the scene appear balanced. The sound effect when the gargoyles speak is like a hissing robot voice. I’m not sure what they were aiming for on that, it’s just weird.

The thing that nagged at me the most was why the humans wanted to kill the gargoyles. They were only taking back what was rightfully theirs. Why can’t everyone just get along?

I liked Gargoyles and I gave it 3.5 out of 5 Stars. It’s not the worst thing I’ve ever seen, especially in terms of 1972 TV movies.

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