The Howling

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10/10.One of the best ever werewolf movies.Its chilling atmosphere from seedy downtown L.A. to a colony in the country adds to the horror.I found a hidden meaning that man is like a pack.We do a lot of things without question just like a pack of animals, werewolves in the movie's case, do.Dee Wallace was flat out great as Karen White, not only does she play it superb but with a mix of vulnerability and determination.She has been one of the best in the world of horror in the 80's doing not only The Howling, but also Critters and Cujo. If anything, she's one actress who definitely can act excellently in horror.The movie itself is chilling in that a colony is filled with werewolves, one of whom is a crazed serial killer.The effects were top notch, Rick Baker's work would make Jack Pierce proud.If there ever was the need to watch a great 80's horror movie especially at Halloween then The Howling would get my highest recommendation.


Continuity mistake: When the two station reporters are showing Eddie's drawings to George Waggner, the drawings change position on the desk between shots. (00:16:00)

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Trivia: While giving a lecture at the Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute, director Joe Dante trash talked the novel "The Howling" on which the movie is based. One person in the audience raised his hand and asked, "So, you don't like the book, huh?" with Joe stating, "No, not really." The man responded that he was the one who wrote the novel. To Joe's surprise, the man in the audience was Gray Brandner, the author of "The Howling."

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Question: Was it the colony's idea to turn Bill into a werewolf or did Marsha choose to do it of her own free will? I think it's the former because nobody seems to be angry at Marsha for doing it.

Answer: I think they were purposely brought there to both join the colony. Marsha, who desired Bill, was impatient and bit him. As for not being mad at her, the Colony was slowly turning to her leadership, instead of the Doctor's compassion treatment.

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