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Gary Brandner (1930–2013)

Gary Brandner was born on May 31, 1930 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA as Gary Phil Brandner. He was a writer and actor, known for The Howling (1981), The Howling and Cameron's Closet (1988). He was married to Martine Wood Brandner, Barbara Nutting and Paula Moon. He died on September 22, 2013 in Reno, Nevada, USA. See full bio »


(age 83) in Reno, Nevada, USA

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The Howling
The Howling Writer
The Howling
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Cameron's Closet
Howling III
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 2014 Voices from the Grave (based on story by)
 2011 The Howling: Reborn (Video) (novel "The Howling II")
 1995 Howling: New Moon Rising (Video) (novels "The Howling I, II & III")
 1991 Howling VI: The Freaks (Video) (novels "The Howling I, II & III")
 1989 Howling V: The Rebirth (novels "The Howling I, II & III")
 1989 From the Dead of Night (TV Movie) (novel "Walkers")
 1988 Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (Video) (novels "The Howling I, II & III")
 1988 Cameron's Closet (screenplay)
 1987 Howling III (novel "The Howling III")
 1985 Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (novel "The Howling II") / (screenplay)
 1981 The Howling (novel "The Howling")
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 1989 Satan's Storybook (Video)
Charlie (as Gary Barandner)
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 2002 History's Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
- Werewolves (2002) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Novels in "The Howling" series: The Howling (1977), Return of the Howling (1979), The Howling III: Echoes (1985). See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gary Barandner

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On writers he would like to see back in print: Frank Gruber, Richard Sale. Darn near anybody who wrote for the old pulps. I have great admiration for these guys who churned out some pretty good stuff for a penny a word, or less. See more »


While employed as a technical writer in the aerospace industry, he sold his first story to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1969. With the success of his 1980 book "The Howling," he switched from mysteries to horror and became a full-time writer. See more »

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