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Howling VI: The Freaks (1991)

A villainous carnival owner traps a young werewolf to include in his growing menagerie of inhuman exhibits.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Hughes ...
Ian
Michele Matheson ...
Elizabeth
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Winston (as Sean Gregory Sullivan)
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Bellamey
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Miss Eddington
Jered Barclay ...
Dewey
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R.B Harker (as Bruce Martyn Payne)
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Sheriff Fuller (as Carlos Cervantes)
Christopher Morley ...
Carl / Carlotta
...
Toones
Randy Pelish ...
Pruitt
Ben Kronen ...
Hank
John A. Neris ...
Earl Bartlett
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Carny Worker
Jeremy West ...
Lester
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A villainous carnival owner traps a young werewolf to include in his growing menagerie of inhuman exhibits.

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Rated R for some scenes of graphic horror violence | See all certifications »

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13 June 1991 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Mary Lou from the previous sequel The Rebirth has a brief, non-speaking cameo as a circus audience member in the beginning of the film. Although her quick appearance won't be referenced until the following sequel, New Moon Rising. See more »

Goofs

(at arouns 51 mins) When Ian is shot, there is a boom mic that comes into the shot on Harker's one shot. See more »

Quotes

Dewey: Satan's work shall not go unpunished!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Mi Chiamano Mimi
Music by Giacomo Puccini (as Puccini),lyrics by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Performed by Anna Miranda
Publisher Southern Music Publishing
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Not all werewolves lack feelings!
16 September 2003 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Admittedly not to everyone's taste, but HOWLING VI: THE FREAKS blows the previous four sequels out of the water. Absolutely no one appears to have noticed, but Brendan Hughes here has simply re-invented himself as a reluctant werewolf carrying on pretty much where he left off as the stylish but caring Vlad Tepisch in TO DIE FOR..one of the best vampire films ever made!

Quirky this may be, hammily directed admittedly and with a musical score that sucks at times, there is still enough in this tale of a shabbily-treated gaggle of sideshow freaks to warrant a second viewing. Bruce Payne in the film before his cool-hijacker role in PASSENGER 57 plays the literate but somewhat inhumane carny-owner who just might know more about Brendan Hughes "condition" than he is letting on.

Several touching scenes and for the most part anything but a horror movie, one's enjoyment of this film is fully dependent on an inclination to listen, having a sense of compassion and a degree of awareness that not too many have.

Its NOT a great film by a long shot - its an interesting failure if anything but I for one, can find plenty to like about it. The cat scene for one thing propelled the film to a 6 to start with.


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