Howling III: The Marsupials (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)




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The third entry in the "Howling" series of werewolf horror stories is set in Australia. Unlike their European cousins, lycanthrope from Down Under have pouches like the kangaroos. This time the story centers on a female werewolf who leaves her pack in the Outback to sample life in the big city.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Gary Brandner, Philippe Mora
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 25, 2003
Bacannia Entertainment

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Barry Otto
as Professor Harry Beck...
Dasha Blahova
as Olga Gorki
Ralph Cotterill
as Professor Sharp
Frank Thring
as Jack Citron
Michael Pate
as President
Barry Humphries
as Academy Award Presen...
Leigh Biolos
as Donny Martin
Brian Adams
as General Miller
Bill Collins
as Doctor #1
Steve Shaw
as Horror Movie Actor
Megan Shapcott
as Horrow Movie Starlet
Bob Barrett
as Policeman #1
Fred Welsh
as Dan Ruggle
Jon Ewing
as General Forster
Gerry Skilton
as Hunter #1
Steve Rackman
as Hunter #2
Peter Armstrong
as Hunter #4
Robert Simper
as Hunter #5
Alan Dargin
as Tracker
Max Aspin
as Policeman #7
Peter Baird
as Omega #1
Lee Rice
as Omega #2
Ric Carter
as First Drunk
Brian Adams
as General Miller
Bill Collins
as Doctor #1
Bob McCarron
as Werewolf in Park
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Critic Reviews for Howling III: The Marsupials

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

It wants to be a psychological thriller, a horror romance, a satire of horror movies, and a werewolf picture all in one and fails to deliver on these aspects two fold.

Full Review… | December 13, 2015
Cinema Crazed

The third of the Howling series is also the least reverential to Joe Dante's original horror movie, with Philippe Mora's tongue firmly in his cheek from the opening credits

Full Review… | January 16, 2009
Urban Cinefile

Incomprehensible werewolf awfulness. (Still better than Part 2 though.)

April 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for Howling III: The Marsupials

Howling III is the third entry in the series, and like so many of the entries in this franchise, this film is yet another poor attempt to try and make a sequel to a classic. This is another dreadfully bad sequel that doesn't do anything to thrill or entertain. Everything about the film is poor. This third entry is an utter mess of a film and doesn't do anything new or original. The screenwriters couldn't write an effective film and the plot falls apart very quickly. The actors deliver awful performances and this yet another mediocre sequel. Unfortunately for fans of the original Joe Dante classic, there have many more awful sequels that really don't make any sense. Howling III is no different than any other sequels in this watered down franchise. This yet another boring entry that really doesn't do anything whatsoever in to elevate the storytelling set in Dante's original classic. If you ask me, The Howling never did need any sequels because the screenwriters are clearly unable to create something that captures the essence of the original film. That's why the sequels in this series have constantly failed, they're poorly done, and they all fail to deliver the werewolf action that fans have come to expect from the first film. Add to that poorly done effects that clearly look fake and bad directing, and you have yet another film that fails to deliver the thrills. Avoid like all the others.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Far from being scary . The directing is pretty cool and the acting isn't that shabby. But beware the baby werewolf and its plastic family. Its surreal story keeps entertaining with appearances from a couple of charasmatic aussies including Dame Edna Everage, this is not neccesarily and good thing but you will see what I mean towards the end. The Abbos I liked. You can watch this for free (legally) at

Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer


Crossing a few things off the To-Watch Pile recently and this one is pretty fucking goofy, but I still had a bit of fun with it in spite of everything. It's got such an over the top approach it's hard to not enjoy on some levels, y'know? Just waiting to see what the fuck they'll do next.


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