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Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)

R | | Horror | Video November 1988
A successful author moves to a new town after suffering a mental breakdown and is tormented by demons and werewolves.

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Richard Adams
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Tom
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Janice
Lamya Derval ...
Eleanor
Norman Anstey ...
Sheriff
Kate Edwards ...
Mrs. Ormstead
Dennis Folbigge ...
Dr. Coombes
Anthony James ...
Father Camefron
Dale Cutts ...
Dr. Heinemann
Clive Turner ...
Megan Kruskal ...
Denis Smith ...
Mr. Ormstead
Greg Latter ...
John (as Gregg Latter)
Maxine John ...
Paula
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A successful author was sent to the small town Drago because of a nervous breakdown, and 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 small town and of its past. But at the heart of this scenic, serene village is much darker than its benign appearance; and while she hopes her vacation will dispel her visions, a sinister presence has drawn her there. Soon she will discover that the ghosts that have haunted her are real and that her horrific visions are a mysterious message. 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 budget was so low that the movie had to be made without sound. All the audio had to be dubbed in during post-production. 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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Follows The Howling (1981) See more »

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Winter Rain
Music and Lyrics by Lauren Danielle
Vocals by Lauren Danielle
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Should have been better...
28 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

...but "The Original Nightmare" isn't awful. Actually, this entry is a fairly enjoyable one, with some good lines here and there and a decent lead performance. On the downside, all the other actors are horrendous, the pace is erratic and the sound quality lacking. "The Howling" series was never intended to be great cinema as anyone who has seen any of the seven films should know; even the first one, as entertaining as it is, isn't anything marvelous outside of good special effects. These are just horror films about werewolves, people. Whether the film is set in the Australian outback or in a carnival or in the woods or in a castle. We're talking about low-budget films about...werewolves. Brilliance just ain't gonna happen.


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