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

Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch (original title)
A man discovers that his sister was a werewolf, and helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and eastern Europe.


Philippe Mora


Gary Brandner (based on the novel "The Howling II" by), Robert Sarno (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Stefan
Annie McEnroe ... Jenny
Reb Brown ... Ben
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


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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Torture, death and destruction reign supreme in the castle of werewolves. See more »


Horror | Thriller


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This horror movie was inspired by New Wave Eroticism, according to director Philippe Mora. See more »


During the scene when Vasile eliminates the sentry, Ben is talking to Vasile in a normal voice. However, considering they were close enough to the sentry that Vasile, a dwarf, was able to successfully dispatch him by way of throwing a knife into his chest, the sentry ought to have heard Ben's undampened speech. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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


Referenced in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Werewolves (2006) See more »


Written by Stephen W. Parsons (as Stephen Parsons)
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In the pale, pale light, the pale, pale light of the moonglow...
25 July 2015 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

Incredibly idiotic, senseless, and utterly sleazy sequel to the popular 1981 werewolf film "The Howling" stars Sir Christopher Lee as Stefan Crosscoe, an occult expert determined to wipe out lycanthropes, in particular those who associate with the fiendish queen werewolf bitch Stirba (Sybil Danning). He makes a point of telling Ben White (Reb Brown), the brother of the Dee Wallace character from the first film, the specifics of her "death". When Ben is unable to deny the evidence, he heads off, with reporter Jenny Templeton (Annie McEnroe) in tow, for Transylania, to help Stefan in his werewolf killing mission.

The story is absurd, the dialogue hilariously awful; poor Sir Christopher and Sybil have to utter some pretty dumb lines. The makeup effects are crude to the nth degree, but are delicious in their egregious lack of quality. The scene with the eyeballs exploding is pretty cool. In some ways, "Stirba - Werewolf Bitch" goes back to Gothic basics in a way by exploiting flavourful European Old World atmosphere. But it adds a lot of spice to the deal by being so damn trashy. The sexy ladies present dress quite provocatively, and Sybil is willing to disrobe and show off her ample assets. The New Wave pop soundtrack is a total hoot; we're made to listen to that priceless title theme song a number of times. Original "Howling" author Gary Brandner co-scripted, from his novel "Howling II: The Return", and maintains a very tongue in cheek approach. With the level of both cheese and trash on display, it's clear that this was never meant to be taken seriously.

Sir Christopher looks pretty serious here, though; the movie does benefit from his professionalism. Sybil is a mildly amusing antagonist. Brown and McEnroe are just sort of there as hero and heroine. Marsha A. Hunt, Judd Omen, Ferdy Mayne (who has the same character name as John Carradine in "Howling" No. 1), Patrick Field, Jimmy Nail, and Jiri Krytinar co-star.

Directed by Philippe Mora, who has the distinction of being director on two "Howling" sequels, the other being "The Marsupials: The Howling III".

The end credits are actually a highlight.

Seven out of 10.

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4 July 1986 (USA) See more »

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