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REVIEW: The Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)

by on Dec.14, 2010, under Movies

Those tasked with creating a fourth entry in the Howling franchise had a daunting challenge. 

The original Howling is widely considered one of the “good” Werewolf movies, along with the original Universal classic the Wolf Man as well as Ernest Gets Eaten By A Werewolf.  I would not argue that the Howling is a good flick, although it has been many full moons since I saw it. 

Howling II is noteworthy for having the subtitle: “Your Sister Is A Werewolf” and the venerable Christopher Lee in the cast.  Incidentally, “Your Sister Is A Werewolf” was voted the least effective playground taunt of 1985.

Howling III: The Marsupials, reviewed by my colleague Brian Alterman here, took the groundbreaking step of giving werewolves pouches.  Sure, they’ll devour you just the same as any other demonic hellbeast, but that’s only the beginning!  They’ll do it while having pouches!  Is your spine-tingling yet? (continue reading…)

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