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Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)

Video  -  Horror  -  November 1988 (USA)
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An author who was sent to the small town Drago, because of a nervous breakdown, gets wound up in a mysterious mystery about demons and werewolves. She starts seeing ghosts and dismisses ... See full summary »

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Richard Adams
Antony Hamilton ...
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Janice
Lamya Derval ...
Eleanor
Norman Anstey ...
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Kate Edwards ...
Mrs. Ormstead
Dennis Folbigge ...
Dr. Coombes
Anthony James ...
Father Camefron
Dale Cutts ...
Dr. Heinemann
Clive Turner ...
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Dennis Smith ...
Mr. Ormstead
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John (as Gregg Latter)
Maxine John ...
Paula
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An author who was sent to the small town Drago, because of a nervous breakdown, gets wound up in a mysterious mystery about demons and werewolves. She starts seeing ghosts and dismisses them as her own imagination, but when they turn out to be real, she starts to get suspicious of the odd town and of its past. Written by Matt Dotzenroth <smdotzen@compmore.net>

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A terrifying journey into the gaping jaws of death...

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Aullido IV: La pesadilla original  »

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The Howling (1981) and Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988) are both based on the same novel by Gary Brandner. Interestingly, 'Howling IV: The Original Nightmare' actually represents the more faithful adaptation of the book than The Howling (1981). See more »

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The exterior of the house shows it is a single story house, but the interior is too big to fit in the exterior shown. See more »

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Referenced in Howlings Eternal with Steven A. Lane (2013) See more »

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Spring
(from 'The Four Seasons', op. 8)
Written by Antonio Vivaldi (as Vivaldi)
Performed by The Orchestra Da Camera Di Milano
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Of seven movies this is the one closest to any of the books.
8 August 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Gary Brandner wrote The Howling trilogy. Seven The Howling

movies were made from these books. Even though this movie

may seem like a remake of the original, it is actually the one movie

closest to the first book. When seen from this perspective it's a

pretty good movie. Plus you get to see Michael T. Weiss (of TV's

Pretender fame) with a mullet! What more can you ask for from a horror movie with the number 4

after it?


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