The Howling

1981, Horror, 1h 31m

40 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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The Howling packs enough laughs into its lycanthropic carnage to distinguish it from other werewolf entries, with impressive visual effects adding some bite. Read critic reviews

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In Los Angeles, television journalist Karen White (Dee Wallace) is traumatized in the course of aiding the police in their arrest of a serial murderer. Her doctor recommends that she attend an isolated psychiatric retreat led by Dr. George Waggner (Patrick Macnee). But while Karen is undergoing therapy, her colleague Chris (Dennis Dugan), investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding her shock. When his work leads him to suspect the supernatural, he begins to fear for Karen's life.

Cast & Crew

Dee Wallace
Karen White
Patrick Macnee
Dr. George Waggner
Christopher Stone
R. William (Bill) Neill
Belinda Balaski
Terry Fisher
Kevin McCarthy
Fred Francis
Slim Pickens
Sam Newfield
Dick Miller
Walter Paisley, bookstore owner
Noble Willingham
Charlie Barton
Joe Dante
Director
Terence H. Winkless
Writer
Chris Carney
Original Music
Pino Donaggio
Original Music
Joyce Fienhage
Original Music
Rick Fienhage
Original Music
John Hora
Cinematographer
Joe Dante
Film Editor
Robert A. Burns
Art Direction
Jack Buehler
Costume Designer
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