The Howling is a 1981 horror movie about werewolves. I never really cared much about werewolves, but since I saw American Werewolf in London and loved it, I thought I'd give this one a chance, as well. The story follows Karen White who is stalked by a man called Eddie who is also responsible for the killings of many people, so she's used as bait so Eddie can be stopped once and for all. What she didn't know was that Eddie is, in fact, a werewolf! She's deeply scarred after the incident with Eddie and her psychiatrist suggests a vacation in a colony of his. She goes to the colony with her husband, but not is all well as it seems in the colony. The residents are keeping a very dark secret... The story is interesting enough to keep you entertained, but there are some mistakes in the movie which I noticed that kind of ruined moments that were supposed to be intense. For example, a man buys silver bullets, but uses them in a shotgun and you can see shells fall out of the gun, which makes no sense. Or when he used that shotgun to block the door, but in the next scene he has the shotgun back in his hands, even though he just got rid of it. It ruined the enjoyment a bit, but the effects helped me forget about that. The practical effects look amazing! Every werewolf looks awesome and badass! The whole sequence where Eddie slowly turns into a werewolf (reminded me of the scene from American Werewolf in London) is terrifyingly awesome! There is also quite a nice amount of blood and gore, which surprised me considering how most of the horror movies from that time were pretty tame considering violence. The acting is good, nothing special. The direction is good enough, but I had problems seeing what was happening on screen during some action sequences, almost as if the director tried to make it so we don't see the werewolves clear in these scenes because he knew we would notice it was undeniably very fake. All in all, a pretty good werewolf horror movie with amazing practical effects, an interesting story, but also some flaws which might lower your overall enjoyment of the movie, but not too much.