Your right and the police car was a old 50's round top not a 60's car and the dirt road I believe had a sign over it like a old ranch or something
Still no luck, I have just very recently found a movie forum on FB that may help dunno yet cause I havent asked them. If I ever find out I will post it.
I'm also trying to find this same movie. I remember it was very scary. I'm 44, and I'm sure it was in black and white as it so long ago, either that or as was mentioned earlier, it was all set at night time and very dark and the colour was poor. I was very very young when I saw it.
I remember the opening scene or close to it, where a Gargoyle was standing on top of a ridge watching a car drive along a desert road.
You had a Male and female with wings, and subordinates that did not have wings, towards the end the male gargoyle picks up the female gargoyle as her wings were damaged and flys off.
I would love to get a hold of this movie.
And yes it's not the 1972 movie, but another far superior movie.
let me know if anybody finds it.
ah-ha!!! I'm not going insane...yet..!!
glad I saw this thread...
I have seen the 1972 B-grader; similar but different...
I recall the movie as Black& white BUT Australia didn't get colour TV until 1974...however,
my guess is I saw it around 1978 though...and we still had lots of B/W tv sets still then (impoverished).
the gargoyle movie I recall the creature ripped through the roof of the car with it's claws, (causing greater damage than the minor panel beating job from 1974) - probably the most frightening part???
from recollection the creature flew after the car - then landed on it; the camera was from above - the creature wasn't lying prone like an amateur stunt man on the roof either...
the other reason I'm sure it wasn't the 1974 movie is my mate had a Ford station wagon with the same fold down or swing out tail-gate - so I'd have remembered that.
this was the movie I looked for...but came up with the 1974 one...
I am looking for this movie too. It scared the crap out of me when I was little. I am 44 now and have been wanting to see this movie again for years. I did happen on it one night about 15 years ago. It didnt scare me because it was so incredibly bad. You could see the wires when they flew out of the cave. Its funny that a movie like this can stick with you, but like several people have pointed out, it scared the crap out of you back then.
hi ive been looking for a movie for years that i seen in the seventies also.i remember glowing red eyes but i also remember black and white,i think i might be crossing two movies together in my memory??? do u have any memory of one with red glowing eyes? i keep getting steered to the 1972 movie but it is not the one.