• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Joe Dante
    In Theaters:
    Mar 13, 1981 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 28, 2001
  • MGM Home Entertainment

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The Howling Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the rare good werewolf films.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

July 7, 2013
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An almost unparalleled horror mystery that gave its werewolves fangs and humanity.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

June 10, 2013
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

I don't think there's a better werewolf movie than this.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 29, 2013
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A top-notch werewolf flick.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 22, 2011
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A perverse, satirical contribution to the oft-maligned werewolf genre.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B

November 6, 2005
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

A classic werewolf effort

| Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2005
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A first-rate horror offering.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 25, 2005
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

| Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Amusing horror spoof with great character names for this who know their werewolf movies.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 1, 2004
Spence D.
IGN Movies

| Original Score: 4/5

February 10, 2004
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Jokes are placed within the frame like details in the panels of a Mad magazine movie parody...

October 27, 2003
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

You could fashion a good drinking game out of catching all the sight gags

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 26, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Its monsters are curiously wimpy, these hulks don't so much smash as paw meekly.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 25, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

| Original Score: 3/5

April 21, 2003
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

This movie had three things that made it awesome: Nudity, Werewolf Sex, and plenty of gore.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

March 17, 2003
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net

| Original Score: 3/5

November 12, 2002
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

'La la la, let me walk in the woods and find out what that dreadful noise is.'

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

October 31, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

A close second to "American Werewolf in London."

| Original Score: 4/5

July 27, 2002
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

June 26, 2005

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Combustible Celluloid
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Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
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