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The Marsupials: The Howling III (1987)

Howling III (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 13 November 1987 (USA)
A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia, and a sociologist who studies these creatures falls in love with a female one. Is this a dangerous combination?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prof. Harry Beckmeyer
William Yang ...
Siberian Peasant
Deby Wightman ...
Wolf Woman
Lee Biolos ...
Donny Martin (as Leigh Biolos)
Christopher Pate ...
Agent #1
Max Fairchild ...
Jerome Patillo ...
Agent #2
Olga Gorki (as Dasha Blahova)
Ralph Cotterill ...
Prof. Sharp
Carole Skinner ...
Jack Citron
Jenny Vuletic ...
Glenda Linscott ...


A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia, and a sociologist who studies these creatures falls in love with a female one. Is this a dangerous combination? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Did not receive a theatrical release in its native Australia. See more »


When the man is thrown from the hospital building, the following scene shows his body coming from the roof, but the room is not on the roof. See more »


[first lines]
Agent #1: Hey, have a look at this. Another K.G.B. intercept meaning "wolfman."
Agent #2: It has to be a code for *something.*
Agent #1: Doubt it is. Unless they know we're intercepting. "Werewolf was sighted near village of Leovich. Three villagers killed. Special army team are tracking monster." Well. Do we tell the powers that be?
Agent #2: Werewolves loose in the Soviet Union. I'm not telling them! Call Beckmeyer in Los Angeles and get his opinion. He's damn good on unexplained phenomenon. He knows how to deal with ...
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References The Birds (1963) See more »


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Imbecilic in-name-only sequel
29 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

After the complete failure of a sequel that "Howling II" was, Philippe Mora returned for yet another installment, trying a different (more spoofy) approach this time....but it didn't work out much better. Most of the blame must go not to the direction, but to the awful, disconnected script, which makes the film feel thrown-together almost at random. The werewolf effects are mostly pathetic, though those involving Imogen Annesley's newborn "baby" somehow manage to be good (and disgusting). Obviously this film was also intended to be a spoof, but it could have used more subtlety: we know that that director is meant to be an Alfred Hitchcock - lookalike, we don't need to hear him talk about Janet Leigh and the shower scene in "Psycho", we know that "flow" is "wolf" spelled backwards, we don't need to see it reflected on a mirror, etc. Perhaps the only two good things about "Howling III" are two of its actors: Annesley (definitely the cutest werewolf I've ever seen) and Barry Otto, who gives an honest performance as the compassionate scientist. (*1/2)

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