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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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Lamya Derval ...
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John (as Gregg Latter)
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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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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 Obscurus Lupa Presents: Howling VII (2011) See more »

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1988 Golden Chainsaw Winner For Best Direct To Video Horror Film
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Fangoria Magazine kinda liked this one. They gave it an award nobody ever heard of the year it came out. I like it too. Not a lot but as Howling sequels go it's the best of a bad lot. A traumatized woman moves to the secluded town of Drago where she is tormented by visions of a nun and a howling in the woods. The plot has similarities to the Gary Brandner novel, if you're interested in knowing but director John (The Watcher In the Woods) Hough largely works from a screenplay which tells it's own story. Hough, who is best known for the minor horror classic; The Legend of Hell House does a pretty good job with Howling IV: The Original Nightmare. It's slickly produced, the cast is attractive, the low end special effect transformation from man to wolf is memorable and overall this is a mildly suspenseful entertainment.


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