The Howling

The Howling

MGM/UA (1981)
Horror | Thriller
USA | English | Color | 01:31
Remastered Edition
Blu-ray Xvid
| 1 disc
Region 1

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.

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Dee Wallace-Stone Karen White
Patrick Macnee Dr. George Waggner
Dennis Dugan Chris
Christopher Stone R. William 'Bill' Neill
Belinda Balaski Terry Fisher
Kevin McCarthy Fred Francis
John Carradine Erle Kenton
Slim Pickens Sam Newfield
Elisabeth Brooks Marsha
Robert Picardo Eddie
Margie Impert Donna
Noble Willingham Charlie Barton
James Murtaugh Jerry Warren
Jim McKrell Lew Landers
Kenneth Tobey Older Cop
Don McLeod T.C. Quist
Dick Miller Walter Paisley
Steve Nevil Young Cop
Herbie Braha Porno Cashier
Joe Bratcher Radio Man
Bill Sorrells Kline
Meshach Taylor Shantz
Ivan Saric Jack Molina
Sarina C. Grant Hooker
Chico Martínez Man on Street


Location Horror Disk 1
Purchased Sep 29, 2018 at rarbg
Quantity 1
Seen it Oct 10, 2018 at home
Added Sep 30, 2018 03:41:54
Modified Oct 17, 2018 18:17:25

Edition details

Audio tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]


My quick rating 6,5/10. Keep in mind, this movie came out in 1981. That being siad, it stands the test of time quite well. With effects now that are an afterthought with CGI, for back then, this was truly frightening. The story itself is very well done, with a woman who has a traumatic experience with a serial killer nearly killing her and her being sent to a rehab cetner. Well, this little retreat for her health may not be exactly what it seems to be. This is where the fun begins. Some very memorable dialogue in this movie along with some classic scenes of transformation along with a picture perfect ending. The scares are there, and doesn't use the tried and true "blare the sound" routine. The acting is solid and the characters are different enough to keep their own identities throughout. At this time there were about 3 really good werewolf movies that should be on everyones list (yet only one of them named by the viewers). Good call, Deedee. I welcome rewatch for me.


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