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Howling VI: The Freaks (1991)

R  |  Video  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Horror  |  13 June 1991 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Hughes ...
Ian
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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
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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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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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

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Trivia

Is the only Howling film between IV and VII that Clive Turner was not involved in. See more »

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(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

R.B Harker: I may not know your name... or your face, BOY! But I know you. I've been watching you. I know what you need. You're the worst kind of freak: one who tries to control it. But you can't! You can't deny your true nature.
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Referenced in Howlings Eternal with Steven A. Lane (2013) See more »

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Heaven Is in Your Eyes
Written by Vincent Fazzari
Performed by Vincent
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Another interesting sequel that doesn't go far enough
11 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The idea of two Horror monsters going at it always sounds like a cool idea. You would think that it wouldn't be too hard to blend the two mythologies together and lead up to an epic battle. This has been done from time to time, but not always successfully. In facts, more often than not "versus movies" are a letdown. 2003's 'Freddy vs. Jason' is an example of one that did well financially and with fans of both franchises and villains. This is a device that has been used to try and revive a dying series, which is the case with the fifth 'Howling' sequel. After a solid fifth entry the producers had to find some way to keep the series afloat and not let it sink again. The result is not totally satisfying, but worth seeing none-the-less.

Pros: Good work done by the cast. Excellent score. Interesting story that's different for the series. Pretty good make-up and special effects. Pace zips right along. Chilling stalk/attack sequences. Exciting finale.

Cons: Mostly uninspired direction. Leaves you with a feeling that more could have been with this. Romantic subplot that goes nowhere. Showdown should have been more drawn out.

Final thoughts: This installment of this odd series gets an A for effort. There's a lot of goods to be found here, but also a few faults. The main issues appear to be the low budget and script, which could have used some reworking. It's too bad because there is a lot of potential here, but still it's an interesting watch. It's also the last film in the series that can be recommended because after this things really took a dive.

My rating: 3/5


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