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Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch (original title)
A young man whose sister was murdered by werewolves helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and Europe.

Director:

Philippe Mora

Writers:

Gary Brandner (novel), Robert Sarno (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Stefan Crosscoe
Annie McEnroe ... Jenny Templeton
Reb Brown ... Ben White
Marsha A. Hunt ... Mariana
Sybil Danning ... Stirba
Judd Omen ... Vlad
Ferdy Mayne ... Erle (as Ferdinand Mayne)
Patrick Field Patrick Field ... Deacon
Jimmy Nail ... Dom
Steven Bronowski Steven Bronowski ... Moon Devil
James Crawford James Crawford ... American Priest (as James M. Crawford)
Jirí Krytinár ... Vasile (as Jiri Krytinar)
Ladislav Krecmer Ladislav Krecmer ... Father Florin
Jan Kraus ... Tondo
Petr Skarke Petr Skarke ... Konstantin
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Storyline

After countless millennia of watching, waiting and stalking, the unholy creatures known as werewolves are poised to inherit the earth. After newswoman Karen White's shocking on-screen transformation and violent death, her brother Ben is approached by Stefan Crosscoe, a mysterious gentleman who claims that Karen has actually become a werewolf. But this is the least of their worries... To save mankind, Stefan and Ben must travel to Transylvania to battle and destroy Stirba, the immortal queen of all werewolves, before she is restored to her full powers! Written by Matt Dotzenroth <smdotzen@compmore.net>

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Nightmares never die See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Czech

Release Date:

4 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Howling II: It's Not Over Yet See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the werewolf suits finally arrived for the shoot, they were contained in a crate marked: "20th Century Fox: Planet of the Apes". Director Philippe Mora was horrified to find he had been sent monkey suits. He quickly contacted a producer, who replied: "You're talented, you'll make it work." Mora tried to get his point across that the monkey suits were impossible to pass off as werewolves, only to have the producer hang up on him. Stuck with monkey suits, Sir Christopher Lee overheard the dilemma and came up with an idea to help make the ape looking werewolves work with the improvised line: "The process of evolution is reversed." Director Philippe Mora loved the idea and said this movie became noted by one critic for being the only werewolf movie to have the phase: man, monkey, wolf. See more »

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When Christopher Lee reads from the Book of Revelation, his Bible is opened near the middle. But this book is the last book of the Bible. Visually, it probably wouldn't have looked as good if the book was opened to the end, plus balancing it in his hand with all the weight on one side would have been difficult. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stefan Crosscoe: For it is written: the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with her blood. And I saw her sent upon a hairy beast and she held forth a golden chalice full of the filthiness of fornications. And upon her forehead was written: "Behold I am the great mother of harlots and all abominations of the Earth."
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The closing credits run over what appear to be deleted scenes and alternate footage, along with the same scene of Sybil Danning ripping off her shirt, which is repeated 17 times. See more »

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One version of the HBO print features the title of Your Sister is a Werewolf, yet has the theatrical ending and credits. See more »

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It's sooooo bad.
19 October 2004 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Ben a out-of-town cop is convinced his sister was brutally killed and wants to bring her killer to justice, but he's approached by Stefan who believes his sister was a victim of a werewolf cult. So Ben, his sister's best friend and Stefan travel to Transylvania to put a end to this evil.

This is incredibly awful B-grade stuff and I wondered how it even got released. It makes the original 'Howling' look like a masterpiece. What was Christopher Lee thinking, as this has to be his worst performance I've seen.

There was a lot wrong with this real cheap-ass film, ranging from the really hammy and wooden performances from Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt and Sybil Danning (not to forgot Lee), cheesy fashion (those sunnies), cheap and lame special effects, bad use of lighting, the humour... if there was any, trashy 80s music (with some of the film just focusing on some unknown band playing), werewolf's having orgies which is a sight to see and a tiresome story with flat and annoying dialogue. I thought if it was that bad it would be awfully funny, but I was wrong.

The positives were the location and settings of the film looked great, but that's about it... actually I'll add Sybil Danning short stripping scene too.

During the end credits the band plays their crap-house song during a weird montage of scenes from the film, which I beckon the question why?

An awful piece of mess, however at least it isn't boring.

1/5


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