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The Howling
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Dee Wallace Dee Wallace
Karen White
Patrick Macnee Patrick Macnee
Dr. George Waggner
Dennis Dugan Dennis Dugan
Chris Halloran
Christopher Stone Christopher Stone
R. William 'Bill' Neill
Belinda Balaski Belinda Balaski
Terry Fisher
Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy
Fred Francis
John Carradine John Carradine
Erle Kenton
Slim Pickens Slim Pickens
Sam Newfield


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Gary Brandner Gary Brandner
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John Sayles John Sayles
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A Classy Little Horror Flick

7 years, 5 months 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), Murder (8), 1981 (8), Comedy (7), 1980s (7), Night (6), Colony (6), Based On Novel (5), Lust (5), Sex (4), Drawing (4), Serial Killer (4), Dream Sequence (4), Nudity (4), Kissing (4), Love (3), Survival Horror (3), Transformation (3)
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