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John Sayles John Sayles
Morgue Attendant
Jonathan Kaplan Jonathan Kaplan
Gas Station Attendant
Robert Hammond Robert Hammond
Bar Patron
Mick Garris Mick Garris
Man with TV Guide
Roger Corman Roger Corman
Man in Phone Booth
Forrest J Ackerman Forrest J Ackerman
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Robert A. Burns Robert A. Burns
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Daniel Núñez Daniel Núñez
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Terence H. Winkless Terence H. Winkless
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Gary Brandner Gary Brandner
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A Classy Little Horror Flick

8 years, 1 month ago at Aug 31 17:38
If you're expecting a big fest of werewolf carnage and bloodshed than you'll be highly dissapointed by this creepy horror film.

Based on the book of the same name The Howling tells the frightening tale of Karen White, a news reporter who's traumatizing encounter with a serial killer leaves her more than a little mentally unstable. Her psychiatrist reccomends she spend some time at ... read more
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Description: Based on the best-selling novel by Gary Brandner, this horror film makes effective use of the classic werewolf tale. Dee Wallace stars as Karen White, a popular female reporter in Los Angeles who cannot escape the horror of a traumatic experience that she suffered while trying to capture Eddie Quist (Robert Ricardo), a dangerous serial killer. When her psychologist (Patrick Macnee) recommends a retreat to "The Colony," up the Northern California coast, she reluctantly agrees, hoping to recover from her nightmarish visions. Karen and her husband (Christopher Stone) arrive at the remote retreat and are shocked at the biz ... (more)
Release date: 21 January 1981
UPC: 027616865489
Tags: Horror (20), Werewolves (12), Werewolf (11), 1981 (8), Murder (8), 1980s (7), Comedy (7), Night (6), Colony (6), Lust (5), Based On Novel (5), Dream Sequence (4), Kissing (4), Drawing (4), Serial Killer (4), Nudity (4), Nipples (3), Barbecue (3), Cult Favorite (3)
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