Howling III - The Marsupials Reviews
The story goes like this. Jerboa doesn't like how things are going at the werewolf camp so she leaves home like many teens. She ends up on a park bench in Sydney where she is found by a horror movie director who wants her to be an actress in a movie. Since she has nowhere else to go she obliges and they become "fast friends." Their relationship quickly turns romantic which leads Jerboa to run away again, afraid that her new boyfriend will find out who she really is. After she is struck by a car several scientists find out that she is a werewolf and thus begins her journey away from the clutches of authority.
Why do I like this movie so much? It's very original. It has a low budget, but that doesn't stop them from being ambitious with the effects. It doesn't have big names, who needs em anyway? It is shameless regarding the absurdity of the plot, I can appreciate that. It has a lot more substance then you first realize. It also doesn't wimp out on content or execution like most horror movies. When people change forms, it's messy, it's hairy and even though it's fake; It's cool. There are also all kinds of little surprises and great performances by the entire cast. This was no accident. They really wanted to make this film and it shows.
I think one factor that played into my high appraisal of the film is that it was made in Australia for Australians. Because of this fact it has a unique charm that never goes away, even during the really stupid parts. It has a fun way of presenting goofy situations without insulting your intelligence. It's not a great movie but it is very good. I'm afraid that if I rate it any higher I will have no way of expressing the awesomeness of movies that approach genre perfection like Phenomena.
Right now this movie is on Netflix instant watch. Definitely see this one.
READ #15..lol (same feelings)
Rumors start circulating that strange creatures throughout time, that may be werewolves, reside in Australia. A sociologist heads to Australia to begin some research and he meets a young lady, falls in love, and accidentally impregnates her. She turns out to be a werewolf and they start a family...with a half human and half werewolf. They try to keep to themselves but things get complicated.
"I think he fell in love with the Russian werewolf."
"Well, was it female?"
"Thank Christ for that."
Philippe Mora, director of Mad Dog Morgan, The Beast Within, Death of a Soldier, Burning Down the House, Snide and Prejudice, and Continuity, delivers the Marsupials: Howling III. The storyline for this picture is very terrible. Some of the action scenes are entertaining, but the make-up is inconsistent and I can't say I loved the werewolf special effects. The acting was terrible and the cast includes Barry Otto, Michael Pate, Imogen Annesley, and Frank Thring."
"Is the doctor in the house?"
I always enjoyed watching these movies when I was younger, even though they are painfully bad. Well, this may be the worst, but we'll see as I continue to watch this series. Overall, this is an epically bad film that isn't worth your time...even if you're a huge fan of the genre.
"My stepfather tried to rape me and he's a werewolf."
One of the top 10 worst movies ever made.... EVER made.