A successful author was sent to the small town Drago because of a nervous breakdown, and gets wound up in a mysterious mystery about demons and werewolves. She starts seeing ghosts and ... See full summary »
Michael T. Weiss,
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In this satire on 70s B-movie industry, a young ditsy pretty blond arrives in Hollywood to try her luck as an actress. After some mishap, a shady agent finds her a job with a sleazy B-movie crew plagued by strange deadly accidents.
Television newswoman Karen White takes some much-needed time off after a traumatic incident with a serial killer. Hoping to conquer her inner demons, she heads for The Colony, a secluded retreat where the creepy residents are a little too eager to make her feel at home. Also, there seems to be a bizarre connection between Eddie Quist and this supposedly safe haven. And when, after nights of being tormented by unearthly cries, Karen ventures into the forest and makes a terrifying discovery. Now she must not only fight for her life... but for her very soul! Helped launch the short-lived werewolf craze in the early 1980s. Written by
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Forrest J. Ackerman:
Uncredited, as a bookstore customer in the book shop carrying a copy of his magazine "Famous Monsters of Filmland". See more »
When Terry is in Dr. Waggner's office talking to Chris on the phone, there is an over-the-shoulder shot of Chris. Just before it cuts back to Terry in the office, a crew-member's shadow is visible moving toward Chris. See more »
Dr. George Waggner:
Repression. Repression is the father of neurosis, of self-hatred. Now, stress results when we fight against our impulses. We've all heard people talk about animal magnetism, the natural man. the noble savage, as if we'd lost something valuable in our long evolution into civilized human beings. Now there's a good reason for this.
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The opening credits roll over TV static and features dialogue snippets from the movie. See more »
One of the Three Best Movies About Werewolves of the 80's
In a red light district, the TV news reporter and anchor Karen White (Dee Wallace) is bugged by the police, investigating the serial killer called Eddie Quist (Robert Picardo), who is molesting her through phone calls. There are some troubles with the transmission and the police officers lose their track. She stays alone with Eddie for a while in a peep-show cabin, when two policemen find them and shoot Eddie. Karen becomes emotionally disturbed and loses her memory, and after a consultation with Dr. George Wagner (Patrick Macnee), she is advised to withdraw to a colony kept by Dr. Wagner in the countryside. Karen travels with her husband Bill (Christopher Stone), and she realizes the place is a nest of werewolves.
'The Howling' is one of the three best movies about werewolves, coincidently all of them made in the 80's: John Landis's 'An American Werewolf in London' (1981) and Neil Jordan's 'The Company of Wolves' (1984). 'The Howling' is a classic in the genre, with magnificent special effects and make-up, and an excellent story. I bought the recently released Brazilian DVD, and unfortunately there are no extras. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): 'Grito de Horror' ('Scream of Horror')
Note: On 22 July 2013, I saw this movie again on an imported DVD full of extras.
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