Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)
"Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  January 1986 (USA)
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A young man whose sister was murdered by werewolves helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and Europe.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefan Crosscoe
Jenny Templeton
Ben White
Marsha A. Hunt ...
Erle (as Ferdinand Mayne)
Patrick Field ...
Steven Bronowski ...
Moon Devil
James Crawford ...
American Priest (as James M. Crawford)
Jirí Krytinár ...
Vasile (as Jiri Krytinar)
Ladislav Krecmer ...
Father Florin
Jan Kraus ...
Petr Skarke ...


After countless millennia of watching, waiting and stalking, the unholy creatures known as werewolves are poised to inherit the earth. After newscaster Karen White's shocking on-screen transformation and violent death, her brother Ben is approached by Stefan Crosscoe, a mysterious man who claims that Karen has, in fact, become a werewolf. But this is the least of their worries... To save mankind, Stefan and Ben must travel to Transylvania to battle and destroy Stirba, the immortal queen of all werewolves, before she is restored to her full powers! Written by MGM/UA Home Video

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Did You Know?


Philippe Mora, the film's director, has said that star Christopher Hall felt that fellow actors Reb Brown and Annie McEnroe were so bad in their parts that Lee was often off-set frequently in a way as if he were "wishing himself away" from being in the film. See more »


Transylvania is in Romania, not Czechoslovakia. See more »


[first lines]
Stefan Crosscoe: For it is written: the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with her blood. And I saw her sent upon a hairy beast and she held forth a golden chalice full of the filthiness of fornications. And upon her forehead was written: "Behold I am the great mother of harlots and all abominations of the Earth."
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits run over what appear to be deleted scenes and alternate footage, along with the same scene of Sybil Danning ripping off her shirt, which is repeated no less than 18 times. See more »


Referenced in Unleashing the Beast: Making 'The Howling' (2003) See more »


Written by Stephen W. Parsons (as Stephen Parsons)
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"Your sister is a werewolf."
22 September 2002 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

I watched two Christopher Lee movies this weekend, Horror Hotel (Lee at his best) and Howling II (Lee at his worst). This is definitely the low point of the man's career. You can tell he did not want to be here and I feel so sorry for him. The "film" is pretty bad...but it's funny at the same time. I almost peed in my pants when Reb Brown (Captain America himself) ran into the room and screamed "BOO!!" The man is a comic genius and it's laugh out loud funny. Equally funny are the exploding dwarf, the drunken werewolf orgy, and the use of the eighties swipe (that device used to cut from scene to scene). We get some of the corniest swipes ever; a fan, diamond, swirl, and just the classic swipe are all used. Perhaps the funniest thing comes in the credits. The scene where Sybil Danning strips her clothes off is shown 10, count em, 10 times again over the credits. This does not compensate for the crappiness of the movie though. The most unbearable quality about the flick is the lighting. You can't see anything. If there is any werewolf action going on here, you can't see it! It's so dark and sometimes very painful to watch. Howling II is worth watching only if you're a Reb Brown fan or if you want to see Christopher Lee wearing some ridiculously cool eighties sunglasses, or maybe to see some Frankie Goes To Hollywood-lookin' band sing a song about "the pale, pale light of the moonglow."

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