Gargoyles! They’re coming for you!

There aren’t very many made for tv movies that make it into my favorites list but 1972’s “Gargoyles” will always be included. As a kid growing up in the 70s I could not wait for Friday nights to arrive. One of the 2 (that’s right two) tv channels we received featured a scary movie at 10:30 every Friday. I would plop myself down on the floor in front of our Zenith 25 inch color console and watch until my eyelids refused to stay open. “Gargoyles” featured some pretty good makeup effects by a young Stan Winston who would go on to much bigger and better things. The movie is out of print I believe but there is was a very good copy of it on youtube.


I love retro toys, television, movies and just about anything from the 70s and 80s.I frequent flea markets, thrift shops, garage sales and auctions hoping to nab my next pop culture trophy.

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6 thoughts on “Gargoyles! They’re coming for you!

  1. I saw this movie just a few years ago. It’s REALLY freaking good. Good script, good acting – much better than you would imagine it could be.

    It should be on DVD.

    *Yes, I posted three times.

  2. I picked up a copy of this film through the internet and was really surprised at how much I liked it. It has been a few years since I watched it, but I think I will throw it on this weekend.

  3. Oh boy, this was one of my favorites too. I had a friend who used to do a great imitation of the head gargoyle. Loved that voice! I remember loving “The Last Dinosaur” too. I think both of those movies were made around the same time, but I’m not positive.

  4. plcary says:

    i am glad to know that others like this movie as much as i do. i picked up a copy on dvd last year at spookyworld horror con in Orlando.

  5. Great pick for a post, Plcary! I remember watching this with my Father for the first time late one Saturday night on our little TV in the bedroom. It was on an awesome station from Tulsa that we picked up thanks to our rather powerful rabbit ear antenna.

  6. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Great movie pick, plcary!
    This was one of those flicks that got talked around the playground the following days, so you better have watched it, or you’d be spoiled before it ran a second time.

    The 70s had some gritty thriller productions for TV.
    They seemed to want to compete with blossoming cinema attractions and offered folks a good reason to stay home.

    Between Gargoyles, Irwin Allen tv movies (like Flood and Fire) and, of course, Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark, I have good memories of catching nail-biting fare in the 70s as often in our well-lit living-room as in the darkened cinemas.

    Maybe it was more entrancing watching movies among like-minded folks in the dark, uninterrupted by commercials.
    But circling these in TV Guide and prepping oneself for the minute it began (with additional cushions, a glass of soda and popped corn) was tremendously exciting.

    Gonna watch this again this week, with soda, husky treats and even more additional cushioning for these slightly older bones.

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