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This dark, brooding low-budget effort opens in Vietnam, where young infantryman Andy Brooks (Richard Backus) is struck down by a sniper's bullet. At the same time in Andy's hometown, his poor mother is uttering a desperate prayer for Andy to come home... and shortly thereafter, he does. Despite Mrs. Brooks' exultation at her son's safe return, it becomes apparent to the rest of the family that there's something terribly wrong with Andy; he won't do much more than sit in a chair, staring blankly at the walls of his room... that is, until nightfall, when he prowls the town in search of human blood, which he extracts from his victims through a syringe and injects into his own veins. The first horror effort from director Bob Clark, who followed with Bob Clark and the effective thriller Bob Clark, this haunting film (released as The Veteran in 1972) functions as a Vietnam-era variant on the classic story of "The Monkey's Paw" and was one of the first films of the genre to address the stateside reactions to the horrors of that war. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast

John Marley
as Charles Brooks
Lynn Carlin
as Christine Brooks
Richard Backus
as Andy Brooks
Henderson Forsythe
as Dr. Philip Allman
Anya Ormsby
as Cathy Brooks
Michael Mazes
as Bob
Arthur Bradley
as Army Captain
Virginia Cortez
as Rosalie
Bud Hoey
as Ed
Raymond Michel
as Policeman
Alan Ormsby
as Bystander
Mal Jones
as Sheriff
Robert Noble
as 2nd TV Announcer
Marianne Stone
Jeff Gillen
as Bartender
Michael Mazes
as Bob
Arthur Bradley
as Army Captain
Raymond Michel
as Policeman
Virginia Cortez
as Rosalie
Henderson Forsythe
as Dr. Philip Allman
Robert Noble
as 2nd TV Announcer
Alan Ormsby
as Bystander
Richard Backus
as Andy Brooks
Lynn Carlin
as Christine Brooks
John Marley
as Charles Brooks
Mal Jones
as Sheriff
Bud Hoey
as Ed
Anya Ormsby
as Cathy Brooks

Crew

Bob Clark
Director
Bob Clark
Producer
Alan Ormsby
Screenwriter
Carl Zittrer
Composer (Music Score)
Forest Carpenter
Art Director
Geoffrey Nethercott
Executive Producer
Albert Fisher
Set Designer
Dyke Davis
Costume Designer
Gary Goch
Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Savini
Makeup Special Effects
Bob Clark
Makeup
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