The Twilight Zone - Season 2, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Howling Man


Episode Info

Adapted by Charles Beaumont from his own short story, this is one of a handful of Twilight Zone episodes that can truly be described as terrifying. Told in flashback, it's the story of David Ellington (H.M. Wynant), who, while on a walking tour of Europe in the 1930s, is forced to take shelter in a non-religious monastery. Despite the warnings of Brother Jerome (John Carradine), Ellington takes pity on the bearded, wild-eyed "howling man" (Robin Hughes) who is locked in a basement cell. All hell breaks loose (literally!) when the foolhardy Ellington releases the prisoner. The episode's finale was designed to deliberately invoke memories of a similar sequence in the 1935 theatrical feature Werewolf of London. "The Howling Man" originally aired November 4, 1960.


John Carradine
as Brother Jerome
Robin Hughes
as Prisoner (Howling Man)
Ezelle Poule
as Housekeeper
Frederick Ledebur
as Brother Christophorus
Frederic Ledebur
as Brother Christophorus
H.M. Wynant
as David Ellington
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