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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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Prof. Harry Beckmeyer
William Yang ...
Siberian Peasant
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Jerboa
Deby Wightman ...
Wolf Woman
Lee Biolos ...
Donny Martin (as Leigh Biolos)
Christopher Pate ...
Agent #1
Max Fairchild ...
Thylo
Jerome Patillo ...
Agent #2
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Olga Gorki (as Dasha Blahova)
Ralph Cotterill ...
Prof. Sharp
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President
Carole Skinner ...
Yara
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Jack Citron
Jenny Vuletic ...
Goolah
Glenda Linscott ...
Bahloo
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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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Despite the title and the fact that it claims to be "based on the books The Howling I, II, and III by Gary Brandner", the film is actually unrelated to any of Brandner's novels other than being a story about werewolves. See more »

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When the two doctors are asking Thylo about the Thylocene, the picture in the lower corner of the display is hunters holding a dead Tylocene in the close shots, but a yawning Tasmanian Devil in long shots. See more »

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[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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Instead of 'The End' film closes with 'Adios Amigos' See more »

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No River Too Wide
By Caine and Abel
Courtesy of Affair Records
Published by Filmtrax, PLC.
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Camp or campy?
25 September 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Misunderstood and ultimately quirky little entry in the HOWLING series. Absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the original film, being simply an antipodean tale of lycanthropic maladjustment!

Way better now than upon its release, the full low-budgetry inanity of Mora's little pet works quite well if you can get on its wavelength, that is, down to a primordial level. Beautiful redhead, Miss Annesley (shame she can't speak as well as she looks) is the aptly named Jerboa, a girl with a rare secret. Biologically er, different, she has the cutest little pouch just above her more "R" rated parts, which following a night of passion, soon gains the tiniest of new inhabitants in a scene one can only describe as "different!"

A subject of extreme interest to the medical profession, trivia buffs may notice none other than film historian and TV presenter Bill Collins making his rather pedestrian debut here as a hospital doctor, somewhat enamoured with Jerboa's never-seen-before physiology.

Played strictly for laughs and non-conformist fun, the budget constraints were such that at the point of anyone actually being attacked by a werewolf, all the viewer ever gets to see is a back-pedalling actor with varying expressions of laugh-out-loud fright. In hindsight I think this adds to the quirkiness rather than detracts!

Ever reliable Barry Otto (first up on anyone's list with a fully left-field flick in the offing) is Professor Harry Beckmeyer who takes it upon himself ultimately to protect Jerboa from those who would harm her. Michael Pate and son Christopher make a suitably stilted (as in "What the hell am I doing in a film like this?) contribution and Australia's grandest thespian Frank Thring, camps it up shamefully as a Z-Grade horror-movie director. Pontius Pilate (In Ben Hur) to THIS???? Hmmm, its a worry!

IN the wash-up, what we have here a one-off film experience, one anyone can miss and be none the worse off for! If you ARE unavoidably entrapped one night, well at least you can say, "Yeah I've seen HOWLING III, my life is now fulfilled!"


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