The Howling

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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Trivia: Many shortcuts had to be taken due to the incredibly tight budget. For example, the infamous final shot of the sex-scene being hand-drawn animation was done because the crew ran out of time and money and couldn't get the shot done in live-action. Additionally, Karen's final transformation was not seen, and her transformed face is only seen in extreme closeup because the effects crew ran out of money and could only afford to make a small puppet head for the scene.

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Trivia: The gentleman that enters the phone booth as Karen White leave I is low-budget film Guru Roger Corman.

Trivia: In the scene where the man is looking for books and stuff about werewolves, there is is a man standing there looking at "Famous Monsters of Filmland." That is Forrest J. Ackerman, the man who created "Famous Monsters."

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Trivia: There are numerous Easter-eggs relating to wolves throughout the film. For example, in one scene a character is eating "Wolf" brand canned chili. And in another scene, a character is reading a book written by author Thomas Wolfe. There are many other small wolf references scattered throughout the film. Keep an eye out for them.

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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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Question: Why did Erle try to kill himself?

Answer: He hated the way they were living. Acting human, hiding who they truly were, integrating into "normal" society. He wanted to be wild and free. When they were feared and worshiped.

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