The Howling (1981) (3.5/4)

Howling, The

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), American Werewolf in London, An (1981), Wolfen (1981), Dog Soldiers (2002)
Related categories: Horror, Monsters on the Loose, Mythology

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