The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The population fears that this is the work of a maniac. During a search a mysterious, hairy creature is observed. This strange appearance is noticed once a month. People lock themselves up at night, but there's one boy who's still outside, he's preparing the barbecue.
- Genre: Horror
- Studio: International Film Corporation (II), Famous Films (II), Dino De Laurentiis Company, Paramount
- Keyword: based on novel or book, maine, werewolf
- Cast: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Tovah Feldshuh, Megan Follows, Corey Haim, Terry O'Quinn