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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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Director Philippe Mora said that this movie was set to celebrate the ten thousandth birthday of the bi-curious werewolf Queen character "Stirba". 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

The original HBO/Thorn tape release is dark and unwatchable, as well as cut. The cable version is bright and clear and features European folk music over the formerly silent end credits, but cut. The Republic/Lumiere tape release is bright and clear, (almost too bright in some suspense scenes), and was the longest version in existence until the release of the MGM DVD, which is not only uncut and in widescreen, but is bright, clear, and watchable. The Republic/Lumiere tape bears the retitling "Howling II: Stirba, Werewolf Bitch", while the DVD and the other VHS versions are still titled "Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf". See more »


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Written by Stephen W. Parsons (as Stephen Parsons)
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Not a sequel, a send-up!
2 July 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

I think perhaps the most apt comment should go to Christopher Lee himself who has often described HOWLING II as his own "personal embarrassment!" Since we have the film in our own library (in BETA format of course) we are probably the only family world-wide has seen it upwards of 20 times over the last 17 years....never fails to give us a laugh...I would almost "miss" it now! We all just watched it again tonight!

El cheapo film-making any which way you want to look at it...script, acting, direction, editing, production values, fx...love the early shot of the "werewolf" where they have only given the poor guy a "furry arm" the rest is normal! But hey...this is a fun movie....how many other films do you get to see a girl rip her bra off seventeen times during the closing credits. Sybil Danning should have received a "special Oscar" for this alone!

Tries to link itself to the original with the most pathetic re-shot footage of Dee Wallace Stone's demise in the original that looks absolutely nothing like her, not to mention the "body" in the coffin. Still ya gotta love the theme "In the pale pale night of the moon above"....

Hell, give it a break!

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Release Date:

4 July 1986 (USA) See more »

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

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