The Howling (1981)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
Reviews Counted: 29
Fresh: 19 | Rotten: 10
No consensus yet.
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 1
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 1
Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 30,841
This groundbreaking, darkly comic horror film from director Joe Dante changed the look and feel of werewolf movies in ways light-years distant from Universal's horror classic The Wolf Man. The story begins with television reporter/anchor Karen White (Dee Wallace) taking part in a dangerous police operation intended to trap psychopath Eddie Quist (Robert Picardo). When confronted by Eddie face to face, she witnesses something horrifying enough to trigger selective amnesia. Plagued by a series of
Mar 13, 1981 Wide
Aug 28, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment
Dr. George Waggner
R. William "Bill" Ne...
Man on Street
Man at Bar
Forrest J Ackerman
Bookstore Customer (...
Man in Phone (uncred...
Morgue Attendant (Un...
Sarina C. Grant
Latest News on The Howling
November 10, 2010:New Howling Movie Lands at Anchor Bay
Confirming months of rumors and announcements, Anchor Bay has picked up distribution rights to a new...
November 9, 2009:New Howling Sequel in Development
Hey, remember "The Howling"? So does Moonstone Entertainment, where something called "The Howling...
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.
An almost unparalleled horror mystery that gave its werewolves fangs and humanity.
A classic werewolf effort
...with its slow pace and lack of compelling characters, it's hard not to wonder just what it is about the movie that fans have latched onto...
A first-rate horror offering.
Amusing horror spoof with great character names for this who know their werewolf movies.
Jokes are placed within the frame like details in the panels of a Mad magazine movie parody...
You could fashion a good drinking game out of catching all the sight gags
Its monsters are curiously wimpy, these hulks don't so much smash as paw meekly.
Com bons efeitos especiais de maquiagem e clímax tenso, o filme tem um bom final (raro para o gênero), apesar do roteiro frouxo.
This movie had three things that made it awesome: Nudity, Werewolf Sex, and plenty of gore.
Nice werewolf effects, but the rest of the film never quite hits its stride.
'La la la, let me walk in the woods and find out what that dreadful noise is.'
A close second to "American Werewolf in London."
Audience Reviews for The Howling
- Chris: I've got silver bullets in here. (points rifle)
- Jerry Warren: Silver bullets my ass! Get up, T.C.!
- Chris: (looking in what was Eddie Quist's morgue locker) - He's not here!
- Morgue Attendant (Uncredited): He was here this morning!
- Terry Fisher: (noticing the damage on the inside of the locker door) - Look at the door!
- Chris: You think somebody took him?
- Morgue Attendant (Uncredited): Well, he didn't just get up and walk away!
- Eddie: I'm gonna give you a piece of my mind. I trusted you, Karen.
- Dr. George Waggner: Repression. Repression is the father of neurosis, of self-hatred. Now, stress results when we fight against our impulses. We've all heard people talk about animal magnetism, the natural man. The noble savage, as if we'd lost something valuable in our long evolution into civilized human beings. Now there's a good reason for this.
- Karen White: There was howling just a minute ago.
- R. William "Bill" Neill: It was probably somebody's stray dog.
- Karen White: It didn't sound like any dog I've ever heard before.
- R. William "Bill" Neill: Honey, you're from Los Angeles. The wildest thing you've ever heard is Wolfman Jack. This is the country.
- Donna: Haven't you ever done Assertiveness Training? Before I looked into the Doc, I did it all - EST, T.M., Scientology, iridology, Primal Scream. I don't know, I figure another five years of real hard work, and maybe I'll be a real human being.
Discuss The Howling on our Movie forum!
Featured on RT
- Das Tier (DE)
- Hurlements (FR)