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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
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Lamya Derval ...
Eleanor
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Mrs. Ormstead
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Dr. Coombes
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Mr. Ormstead
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John (as Gregg Latter)
Maxine John ...
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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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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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SOMETHING EVIL, SOMETHING DANGEROUS
Vocals and Lyrics by Justin Hayward
Music by Barrie Guard
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Mediocre, dull version of the original.
29 October 2006 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

She Bitch, The Marsupials, were horrible sequels, and part IV was a disaster. So producers tried to copy the winning formula of "The Howling" and use it in "The Original Nightmare". The result is a mess, a disaster.

Think about the original Howling, but with different and less likable characters, a less interesting setting, poorly done f/x, and a not so good plot.

"The Original Nightmare" is a dull version of "The Howling" disguised as a sequel. The acting is horrid except for Romy Windsor who seemed to have a bright future because of her looks and decent acting skills. The direction is dull, boring, and does not offer anything for the viewer. The f/x as I mentioned, are poorly done and have nothing to do with the original. Ugh. The gore is laughable and I won't even talk about the beasts.

Please, my advice is, avoid this horrid sequel. It's truly one of the worst sequels to any movie. Not to mention that it has one of the most horrible endings in the history of Horror! The look of Romy Windsor's face in the last scene summons the whole movie.


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