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Howling III (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 13 November 1987 (USA)
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A female werewolf runs away from her family, and falls in love with a man who works in the movie business, while a sociologist who studies these creatures is looking for proof of their existence.

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Philippe Mora

Writers:

Gary Brandner (based upon the book "The Howling III" by), Philippe Mora (screen story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Otto ... Professor Harry Beckmeyer
Max Fairchild ... Thylo
Imogen Annesley ... Jerboa
Dagmar Bláhová ... Olga Gorki (as Dasha Blahova)
Lee Biolos Lee Biolos ... Donny Martin (as Leigh Biolos)
Ralph Cotterill ... Professor Sharp
Frank Thring ... Jack Citron
Michael Pate ... President
Jon Ewing Jon Ewing ... General Forster
Barry Humphries ... Dame Edna Everage - Academy Award Presenter
William Yang William Yang ... Siberian Peasant
Deby Wightman Deby Wightman ... Wolf Woman
Christopher Pate Christopher Pate ... Agent #1
Jerome Patillo Jerome Patillo ... Agent #2
Carole Skinner Carole Skinner ... Yara
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A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia, and a sociologist who studies these creatures falls in love with a female one. Is this a dangerous combination? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Down Under See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »

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After the power failure at the hospital, the edges of the contact lenses Dagmar was wearing are visible. (This was likely not visible to viewers of the videocassette) See more »

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[first lines]
Agent #1: Hey, have a look at this. Another K.G.B. intercept meaning "wolfman."
Agent #2: It has to be a code for *something.*
Agent #1: Doubt it is. Unless they know we're intercepting. "Werewolf was sighted near village of Leovich. Three villagers killed. Special army team are tracking monster." Well. Do we tell the powers that be?
Agent #2: Werewolves loose in the Soviet Union. I'm not telling them! Call Beckmeyer in Los Angeles and get his opinion. He's damn good on unexplained phenomenon. He knows how to deal with the ...
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Instead of 'The End' film closes with 'Adios Amigos' See more »

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References The Karate Kid Part II (1986) See more »

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Festival
By Burt Reynolds Chest
Composed by Burt Reynolds Chest
Published by Filmtrax, PLC.
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Howling down under
3 February 2019 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Found myself really enjoying the first film, an atmospheric and witty film with amazing effects, and of 'The Howling' franchise it is by far the best. Didn't find myself enjoying the sequels as much, when watching them all for franchise completest sake and as someone who appreciates horror hugely, far less as a matter of fact, while not finding them completely disposable. Werewolf films have been done well on film, 'The Howling' is a good example of that but that cannot be said for its sequels.

'Howling III' is not unwatchable and there are far worse films around. It does though have most of the same problems that the second film did to every bit as bad effect, and has problems of its own. Like 'The Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf', the sly wit and well-timed eeriness of the first film are completely gone in 'Howling III' and replaced by over-the-top camp and bizarreness, neither of which really done well and there's little charm with either too. It was like watching a completely different franchise.

The scenery is quite nice and there are some atmospheric shots.

Dasha Blahova is suitably formidable and the occasional sly dig at the horror genre was reasonably fun.

Other than Blahova however the acting is dire, with a mix of the actors not looking comfortable in their roles, having little personality or over-compensating. Dame Edna Everage's appearance felt like it was thrown in with no regard as to whether it fitted or not. The all over the place "accents" are best not mentioned but they are only a small part of the problem, it was the character writing and the lack of screen presence that made the acting as bad as it was. The characters are neither interesting or have anything to make one feel anything for them other than frustration and annoyance, some are pointless or make random appearances. The writing is very cheesy with no natural flow, the campness gets really over the top and the stupidity stops being novelty value endearing and becomes intelligence-insulting.

Pacing is erratic, mostly dull as a result of padding out a flimsy story very choppily structured. The direction not only does not make the flaws of the second film but makes them worse. As just said, the story is a mess. There is no tension or suspense here, while it also suffers from being confusing, over-stretched and really tedious from all the dragged out stretches that felt like padding. The production values are poor this time too, the effects and make-up now woefully under-budgeted and often used gratuitously. The soundtrack is very intrusive and doesn't fit the film at all, also sounding cheap, while the ending feels incredibly rushed.

Overall, poorly done but at least it didn't leave me angry. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Marsupials: The Howling III See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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