The Howling (Special Edition)

The Howling (Special Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: Fox Searchlight
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Outtakes
    • Audio Commentary: Joe Dante - Director
    • Featurette:
      1. UNLEASHING THE BEAST
      2. MAKING A MONSTER MOVIE: INSIDE THE HOWLING

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Edited by &
Screenwriting by &
Art Direction by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by &

Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 01/21/1981
"...There are good one-liners throughout..."
New York Times - 03/13/1981
"...A kind of tribute to Roger Corman..."
Total Film - 10/01/2000
"...A good, creepy show from Macnee..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2004
"Dante ensures that the gore is balanced with humour and nods to werewolf lore."
Uncut - 11/01/2004
"A treasure for horror aficionados, with memorable transformations and a host of sly cameos..."

Product Description:

Based on the best-selling novel by Gary Brandner, this horror film makes effective use of the classic werewolf tale. Dee Wallace stars as Karen White, a popular female reporter in Los Angeles who cannot escape the horror of a traumatic experience that she suffered while trying to capture Eddie Quist (Robert Ricardo), a dangerous serial killer. When her psychologist (Patrick Macnee) recommends a retreat to "The Colony," up the Northern California coast, she reluctantly agrees, hoping to recover from her nightmarish visions. Karen and her husband (Christopher Stone) arrive at the remote retreat and are shocked at the bizarre behavior of the motley crew of residents. Lurking in the ominous Northern California woods, blanketed by fog, strange sounds can be heard at night, luring the members of the retreat into the forest. In anguish, Karen stumbles on the deadly secret of the community: when sexually excited, they turn into werewolves! The horrified journalist tries to escape from the retreat, battling the lair of leering lycanthropes in a fight for her life. Superb special effects add to the picture, with several shocking human-to-monster transformation sequences.

Plot Keywords:

Essential Cinema | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Werewolves

Production Notes:

  • The following characters are named after famous werewolf movie directors: George Waggner, Roy William Neill, Terence Fisher, Freddie Francis, Erle C. Kenton, Sam Newfield, Charles Barton, Jerry Warren, Lew Landers, and Jacinto Molina.
  • Cameo appearance by screenwriter, John Sayles, as the morgue attendant.
  • Cameo appearance by director/producer Roger Corman, scrabbling for coins in a coin slot, an insider's joke referring to his low-budget movie-making style.

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  • Sales Rank: 89,455
  • UPC: 027616888471
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