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Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)

R | | Horror | Video November 1988
A successful author moves to a new town after suffering a mental breakdown and is tormented by demons and werewolves.

Directors:

John Hough, Clive Turner (uncredited)

Writers:

Gary Brandner (novels), Clive Turner (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romy Windsor ... Marie Adams
Michael T. Weiss ... Richard Adams
Antony Hamilton ... Tom Billings
Susanne Severeid ... Janice Hatch
Lamya Derval Lamya Derval ... Eleanor
Norman Anstey Norman Anstey ... Sheriff
Kate Edwards Kate Edwards ... Mrs. Ormstead
Dennis Folbigge Dennis Folbigge ... Dr. Coombes
Anthony James Anthony James ... Father Camefron
Dale Cutts Dale Cutts ... Dr. Heinemann
Clive Turner Clive Turner ... Tow Truck Driver
Megan Kruskal Megan Kruskal ... Sister Ruth
Denis Smith Denis Smith ... Mr. Ormstead
Greg Latter Greg Latter ... John (as Gregg Latter)
Maxine John Maxine John ... Paula
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Storyline

A successful author was sent to the small town Drago because of a nervous breakdown, and gets wound up in a mysterious mystery about demons and werewolves. She starts seeing ghosts and dismisses them as her own imagination, but when they turn out to be real, she starts to get suspicious of the small town and of its past. But at the heart of this scenic, serene village is much darker than its benign appearance; and while she hopes her vacation will dispel her visions, a sinister presence has drawn her there. Soon she will discover that the ghosts that have haunted her are real and that her horrific visions are a mysterious message. Written by Matt Dotzenroth <smdotzen@compmore.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A terrifying journey into the gaping jaws of death...

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Howling IV: The Original Nightmare See more »

Filming Locations:

Fresno, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Matrix Surround

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

While on the opening credits it says "Based on the novels The Howling I, II and III by Gary Brandner", on the poster it says "Based on the book Howling by Gary Brandner", this is more accurate since the film is a closer adaptation of the first book by Brandner. See more »

Goofs

The exterior of the house shows it is a single story house, but the interior is too big to fit in the exterior shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Unleashing the Beast: Making 'The Howling' (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Winter Rain
Music and Lyrics by Lauren Danielle
Vocals by Lauren Danielle
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Average Howling Sequel
10 January 2002 | by The CreeperSee all my reviews

Howling IV was Very Cleverly Written. It can be said that it is a Remake of the Original, or at Least that is what they tried to do. Differences? Of Course. More Scary, More Erotic, and Contains MUCH better Sound, Video, and Special Effects. Also Much Gory than the First. I Give it 10 out of 10. Fans this Should like Part 5.


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