The Rats are Coming: 1972
Constitution Films Inc.
Color 92 min.
aka The Werewolves are Here
aka Curse of the Full Moon
Director: Andy Milligan
Cast: Hope Stansbury, Jacqueline Skarvellis, Berwick
Plot: Originally filmed as Curse of the Full
Moon the film concerns a family, the Mooneys, struggling
with genetic lycanthropy. One daughter, Diana, is
sent to a Scottish medical school in order to help
save the family, and returns with a new husband,
Gerald. The family disapproves, especially Diana's
sister Monica, and spends most of the movie trying
to convince Gerald to leave. The family patriarch, "Papa",
warms to Gerald once he learns that Diana is pregnant,
because a normal baby could save the bloodline.
The inevitable full moon causes the entire family to turn into
werewolves, attacking Diana, Gerald, and each other. Malcolm
kills Monica, brother Mortimer kills Malcolm, Gerald shoots Mortimer,
etc. Gerald and Diana manage to survive the resultant bloodbath,
but Diana later tells her husband that his only purpose had been
to get her pregnant. She is not normal, as we has been led to
believe, but can shape-shift at will. She does so, killing Gerald.