The Howling Movie Review 1981

Information and Film Reviews for The Howling the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
2.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

A pretty TV reporter takes a rest at a clinic and discovers slowly that its denizens are actually werewolves. Crammed with inside jokes, this horror comedy pioneered the use of the body-altering prosthetic makeup (by Rob Bottin) now essential for on-screen man-to-wolf transformations. At last count, followed by six sequels.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 91 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Supernatural Horror, Werewolves, Metamorphosis, Special FX Extravaganzas: Make-Up, Special FX Wizards: Rob Bottin
Screenplay
John Sayles, Terence H. Winkless
Cast
Dee Wallace Stone, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Slim Pickens, Elisabeth Brooks, Robert Picardo, Dick Miller, Kenneth Tobey, Meshach Taylor
Cinematography
John Hora
Director
Joe Dante
Music
Pino Donaggio
Other
John Sayles, Roger Corman, Forrest J Ackerman, Rob Bottin
Producer
Avco Embassy

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