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Howling III -- A strange race of marsupials suddenly appear in Australia. A sociologist studying these creatures falls in love with a female and she gives birth to a new race of hairy offspring.


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Gary Brandner (novel)
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Release Date:
13 November 1987 (USA) See more »
Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Down Under See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barry Otto ... Prof. Harry Beckmeyer
William Yang ... Siberian Peasant

Imogen Annesley ... Jerboa
Deby Wightman ... Wolf Woman
Lee Biolos ... Donny Martin (as Leigh Biolos)
Christopher Pate ... Agent #1
Max Fairchild ... Thylo
Jerome Patillo ... Agent #2
Dagmar Bláhová ... Olga Gorki (as Dasha Blahova)
Ralph Cotterill ... Prof. Sharp

Michael Pate ... President
Carole Skinner ... Yara

Frank Thring ... Jack Citron
Jenny Vuletic ... Goolah
Glenda Linscott ... Bahloo
Roger Eagle ... Priest

Richard Carter ... First Drunk (as Ric Carter)
Lionel Curtin ... Second Drunk
Bob McCarron ... Werewolf in Park
Mary Acres ... Paper Seller
Steve Shaw ... Horror Movie Actor
Megan Shapcott ... Horrow Movie Starlet
Bob Barrett ... Policeman #1
Bill Collins ... Doctor #1
David Cahill ... Doctor #2
Mary Haire ... Nurse
Alec Maksimovich ... Policeman #9
Penny Linden ... Policewoman #10
Fred Welsh ... Dan Ruggle
Brian Adams ... Gen. Miller
Jon Ewing ... Gen. Forster
Peter Van der Stolk ... Michael
Rodney Francis ... Male Dancer
Sam Toomey ... Policeman #4
Burnham Burnham ... Kendi
Allan Penney ... Spud McCormack (as Alan Penny)
Tony Deary ... Max
Gerry Skilton ... Hunter #1
Steve Rackman ... Hunter #2
Gary McGuire ... Hunter #3
Peter Armstrong ... Hunter #4
Robert Simper ... Hunter #5
Wayne Pleace ... Hunter #6
Alan Dargin ... Tracker
Patrick Rowe ... Policeman #6
Max Aspin ... Policeman #7
Paul Lennon ... Policeman #8
Peter Baird ... Omega #1
Lee Rice ... Omega #2
Max Skipper ... Zac (4 years)
Andreas Bayonas ... Zac (23 years)
Maia Horniak ... Gracie (5 years)
Danielle Sharp ... Gracie (15 years)
Aminatta Joy Abraham ... UCLA Girl Student

Barry Humphries ... Dame Edna Everage (Academy Award presenter)

Directed by
Philippe Mora 
Writing credits
Gary Brandner (novel)

Philippe Mora (screenplay)

Produced by
Gilda Baracchi .... co-producer
Steven A. Lane .... executive producer (as Steve Lane)
Philippe Mora .... producer
Robert Pringle .... executive producer
Edward Simons .... executive producer
Charles Waterstreet .... producer
Original Music by
Allan Zavod 
Cinematography by
Louis Irving 
Film Editing by
Lee Smith 
Production Design by
Ross Major 
Set Decoration by
Brian Edmonds 
Costume Design by
Ross Major 
Makeup Department
Bob McCarron .... special makeup effects
Production Management
Rosslyn Abernethy .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stuart Wood .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Bob Clayton .... sound
Les Fiddess .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects
Peter Armstrong .... stunt performer
Dale Aspin .... stunt performer
Max Aspin .... stunt coordinator
Wayne Pleace .... stunt performer
Robert Simper .... stunt performer
Editorial Department
Noelleen Westcombe .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Stephen W. Parsons .... composer: additional music

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USA:94 min | Finland:98 min (DVD) | Argentina:94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2004) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1988) | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2011) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:18 | UK:18 | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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The picture was released during an early-mid 1980s cycle of werewolf movies. These included Wolfen (1981), The Howling (1981), Teen Wolf (1985), Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985), Full Moon High (1981), Teen Wolf Too (1987), The Company of Wolves (1984), Howling III (1987), and An American Werewolf in London (1981).See more »
Continuity: 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 the White House and this weird shit.
Agent #1:Weird shit! I've got a weird feeling...
Agent #2:Indigestion?
Agent #1:No. Fear.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
It's different that's for sure, 5 June 2011
Author: sgtking from United States

In addition to being entertained we want films to take us to new and exciting places. They are an art form, but when they lack imagination and are too much like other films people lose interest. It's great when filmmakers experiment and attempt new things with a story that may have hit a block. However, this is not always totally successful and this is where 'Howling III' comes in. The first film is considered to be one of the best of it's kind while the first sequel bombed the big one at the Box Office. In an attempt to make up for II, director Phillipe Mora cooked up the next installment. The result is interesting and unlike any film in recent memory, but as to whether that's good is up to the individual.

Pros: Performances are quite good. Engrossing, if out there story. Plenty of memorably weird moments. Moves at a good pace. Lots of beautiful shots of Australia, including Sydney and the Outback. Respectable attempt by writer/director Mora at something different for the series and werewolf films. Some of the goofy humor is amusing. Great ending that's an homage to the original's.

Cons: Unconvincing effects. Completely lacking in scares. A lot of the humor falls flat. Forgettable score. Pretty bland direction this time from Mora, who did a much better job on II. Hasn't aged well.

Final thoughts: This film, which unlike the previous one is a sequel in-name-only, is difficult to judge. There is a really good movie in here, but the quality of the production and effects plus an uneven tone keep it from being all it could be. It also doesn't succeed as a Horror film since it's neither scary nor suspenseful, but there is just something about it. If you go in with an open mind you may find it worthwhile.

My rating: 3/5

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