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Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)

R | | Horror | Video November 1988
A successful author moves to a small 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 of Drago because of a nervous breakdown, and gets wound up in an unknown mystery about demons and werewolves. She begins seeing ghosts and dismisses them as her own imagination, but when they turn out to be real, she begins 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. She will soon discover that the ghosts that have haunted her are real and that her horrific visions are an unknown message. Written by Matt Dotzenroth <smdotzen@compmore.net>

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Taglines:

Terror unleashed from the cages of hell... See more »

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character Eleanor (Lamya Derval) was similar to Marsha Quist in The Howling (1981); as they were both evil yet sexy vixens who seduced and turned their married lovers. However, Marsha survived in the movie's ending, and Eleanor perished in the bonfire. 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 Howlings Eternal with Steven A. Lane (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Something Evil, Something Dangerous
Vocals and Lyrics by Justin Hayward
Music by Barrie Guard
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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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