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Howling III (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 13 November 1987 (USA)
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.

Director:

Philippe Mora

Writers:

Gary Brandner (novel), Philippe Mora (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Yang William Yang ... Siberian Peasant
Deby Wightman Deby Wightman ... Wolf Woman
Christopher Pate Christopher Pate ... Agent #1
Jerome Patillo Jerome Patillo ... Agent #2
Dagmar Bláhová ... Olga Gorki (as Dasha Blahova)
Barry Otto ... Professor Harry Beckmeyer
Michael Pate ... President
Imogen Annesley ... Jerboa
Carole Skinner Carole Skinner ... Yara
Jenny Vuletic Jenny Vuletic ... Goolah
Glenda Linscott Glenda Linscott ... Bahloo
Max Fairchild ... Thylo
Roger Eagle Roger Eagle ... Priest
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ... Professor Sharp
Richard Carter ... First Drunk (as Ric Carter)
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Howling III See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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When the man is thrown from the hospital building, the following scene shows his body coming from the roof, but the room is not on the roof. See more »

Quotes

[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 ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Instead of 'The End' film closes with 'Adios Amigos' See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Die for Love
By Steve Parsons and Belief Squad
Written by Steve Parsons
Published by Filmtrax, PLC.
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Could have been a classic... if only...
7 July 2005 | by devinecomicSee all my reviews

Howling 3 is yet another horror effort, where excellent ideas and even the mood and atmosphere of a horror classic are not cultivated or nurtured throughout the film.

I was brought up in the era of "The American Werewolf in London", definitely the classic, archetypal werewolf flick. Tough competition by anyone's standards. Yet Howling 3 has just as many good ideas, just as much depth, just as much potential... but just doesn't make it.

The basis of the film resides upon some old Cine8 footage of a werewolf's capture by some natives. Grainy, snowy, short lived images, set the scene well, and could be perceived as scary. The idea of the werewolf being a type of marsupial species, a separate development of human life is interesting, and could be scary in that they have always lived amongst us. Separate werewolf societies, driven to the bleakest habitable places on the planet, but in contact with each other spiritually and genetically... yes, yes, this is definitely going somewhere.

And then three of said werewolves dress up as Nuns, and travel to the big city to retrieve their runaway teen-wolfette, and gain entry to a fancy dress party having changed into actual habit-wearing wolf people... oh perleeease!

A serious film, even a horror, can carry some comedy, but in Howling 3 the comedy is inappropriate, badly timed, and too farcical for words. The more serious horror aspects of the film being ruined by these interruptions. I remained unconvinced by any of the man-to-wolf changes, in fact, they were equally farcical, with their obvious "fur means fear" reliance.

So, a film with potential, which obviously had serious horror intent, became a farce, even a spoof, by it's own making. A real shame and a real sham all in one. Stick to "American Werewolf in London" or even "Dog Soldiers" for that fur-fear-fix!! I rated a "3"


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