The Howling (1981)Eye-popping special effects highlight an updated werewolf story. TV newswoman, Karen White, goes on a retreat after a traumatic incident with a serial killer. But is she really safe? And what should she fear more: regaining her memory or the creepy residents of "The Colony"? Followed by many unsatisfying and unconnected sequels. Helped launch short-lived werewolf craze in early eighties.
Robert Picardo's "Eddie" is one of the most memorable villains in horror history. -jmd
Directed by: Joe Dante
The cast includes: Dee Wallace-Stone (Karen White), Patrick Macnee (Dr. George Waggner), Dennis Dugan (Chris), Kevin McCarthy (Fred Francis), John Carradine (Erle Kenton), Slim Pickens (Sam Newfield), Kenneth Tobey (Older Cop)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 91 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related titles: Wolf Man, The (1941), I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), Wolfen (1981), American Werewolf in London, An (1981), Dog Soldiers (2002)
Related categories: Horror, Monsters on the Loose, Mythology