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The Howling (1981)

Director:
Joe Dante
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Horror/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Howling
RUNNING TIME
91 minutes
Producer:
Michael Finnell
Jack Conrad
Screenwriter:
John Sayles
Terence H. Winkless


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Karen White Dee Wallace
Dr. George Waggner Patrick Macnee
Chris Halloran Dennis Dugan
R. William Neill Christopher Stone
Terri Fisher Belinda Balaski
Fred Francis Kevin McCarthy
Erle Kenton John Carradine
Sam Newfield Slim Pickens
Marsha Quist Elisabeth Brooks
Eddie Quist Robert Picardo
Charlie Barton Noble Willingham

 

Review

Although the subject matter in The Howling is a little too familiar in the horror realm to really get you to the edge of your seat, the film is so well made and free-flowing that its almost impossible not to enjoy it on some level. Director Joe Dante shows his flair and vision in making the most of what he's got, and thanks to innovative special effects by Rob Bottin (which incidentally holds up brilliantly compared to current CGI effects) the film even manages to create some chilling scenes and images amidst a plot otherwise seasoned with hints of black comedy.

Copyright 5.1.2014 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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