Howling: New Moon Rising (1995)

R  |  Video  |   |  Horror  |  24 October 1995 (USA)
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Gary Brandner's horror novels come to life again in this sequel to "The Howling." A number of vicious murders occur in a small California town after a motorcycle-riding stranger arrives. ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ramsden ...
Ernest Kester ...
Clive Turner ...
John Huff ...
Father John
Elizabeth Shé ...
Jaqueline Armitage ...
Jim Lozano ...
Robert Morwell ...
Jim Brock ...
Cheryl Allen ...
Sally Harkham ...
Claude 'Pappy' Allen ...
Harriet Allen ...
Bonnie Lagassa ...
Jack Holder ...


Gary Brandner's horror novels come to life again in this sequel to "The Howling." A number of vicious murders occur in a small California town after a motorcycle-riding stranger arrives. The gruesome slayings look disturbingly like the work of a werewolf. Meanwhile, in another nearby town, police are hot on the trail of a killer they believe is a werewolf. This is "Howling" with a country-western angle. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Somewhere Out There a New Terror is Breeding



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Rated R for some language and horror violence | See all certifications »

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24 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Aullidos 7  »

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Despite the fact that this film states "Based on the novels 'The Howling I, II, and III' written by Gary Brandner", this film is in no way based on any of those novels. See more »


[first lines]
Mustachioed Man: Jesus Christ
Bearded Man with Shovel: Holy shit.
Balding Man in Suit: Mother of God.
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The events depicted in this town are fictitious. The characters depicted in Pioneer Town are real. See more »


Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »


One Hell of a Man
Written by Harriet Allen
Performed by Harriet Allen
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5 May 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I recommend this to bad movie fanatics, with a word of caution: this movie is painfully dull just as often as it is funny. Parts of it are very slow, and the director/writer had to know this was bad (whereas there is something far more sacred about bad movies being born of genuine ambition).

Now and then somebody gets killed by a werewolf. There are lots of filler scenes of people sitting in a country-western bar, singing and telling the occasional dumb joke. It's all so loosely constructed that many of the extras were likely unaware that this was supposed to be about a werewolf. None of the actors are trying, except for the bearded priest. His acting is not good, but he takes his role seriously. Why? Perhaps he's just a total non-conformist. I don't know.

These are not real actors, most of them use their real names for the characters. It was all filmed in one or two towns. Since all the "actors" know each other, it's safe to assume that there are plenty of inside jokes in the script. For example, there is a farting scene where several guys run out of the bar, hands waving in front of noses. They are followed by a big guy smiling and eating a plate of chili. I'm sure it's no accident that this particular individual was chosen to play the farter. He must have a real life reputation for gas and therefore people in the neighborhood will find this more amusing than outsiders would. So if I knew these people I'm sure my familiarity with everybody would add more charm to the movie, bumping my vote up from a 1 to a 3.

As others have mentioned, it is stunning that New Line Cinemas is associated with this. Almost makes you wonder if somebody blackmailed top execs into supporting it. In short, a very bad film. Worth checking out once, but use the buddy system- don't watch it alone.

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