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Howling, The (1981) Movie Information

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3756

Avg. Rating:

2.61/4

# of Ratings:

111

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

04/10/1981

Director:

Joe Dante

Actors:

Dee Wallace
Patrick Macnee
Dennis Dugan
Christopher Stone
Belinda Balaski
Kevin McCarthy

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

After a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, a reporter decides to check into the small community he lived at. She discovers "the colony" has a dark secret to hide.

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dukeakasmudge 07/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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1/4 

I've never been a fan of werewolf movies & I never liked this flick.It could also be that I saw it like a million times when I was little.I think the best thing about it were the werewolf transformations.Other then that it sucked

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Snoogans 05/28/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

One of my favorite werewolf films. Scary, fun and great f/x for low budget at the time. One of the most memorable 80's horror movies.

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JT 11/09/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

This is an AWESOME film, I love it! Some great 80's effects, entertaining story and worth every minute just for that crazy looking werewolf at the end.

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Chris Kavan 07/05/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Actually, a pretty good horror film and one of the better werewolf movies (not quite as good as American Werewolf in London). Great special effects highlight this early 80s gem that jump-started a werewolf trend.

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03/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Howling" by Yojimbo

A TV news anchorwoman helps to trap a serial killer and retires to a new age colony to recuperate, only to find it is stalked by werewolves. This film came out at around the same time as An American Werewolf In London and both were lauded over for their ground breaking SFX, but this is definitely a case of the passage of time separating the wheat from the chaff. American Werewolf's FX may have been the headline grabbers but the wit and intelligence of the script and likeable, characterful performances have made it stand the test of time admirably. Unfortunately The Howling has fared a lot worse. I've never rated Dante as a director and his clod-hopping approach is as evident here as ever, filling the screen with dry ice and clumsy dream montages, lit like a Spinal Tap concert. The constan...

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