The Howling
The Howling (1981)

Joe Dante directed this sleek, post-modernist horror film concerning the relationship between contemporary lycanthropy and pop psychology. Dee Wallace is Karen White, a driving but innocent television anchor woman who tries to scoop the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the rare good werewolf films.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A top-notch werewolf flick.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...with its slow pace and lack of compelling characters, it's hard not to wonder just what it is about the movie that fans have latched onto...

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An almost unparalleled horror mystery that gave its werewolves fangs and humanity.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A perverse, satirical contribution to the oft-maligned werewolf genre.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A first-rate horror offering.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

I don't think there's a better werewolf movie than this.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

A classic werewolf effort

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Amusing horror spoof with great character names for this who know their werewolf movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
In tandem with 'An American Werewolf in London', the transformation sequence in 'The Howling' is not quite as painstakingly excruciating and… More
Melvin White
Karen: A secret society exists, and is living among all of us. They are neither people nor animals, but something in-between. "Imagine your worst fear… More
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AJ Verser
My favourite modern werewolf film, I loved it! The story is suspenseful and mysterious, and the special effects are really good. If you like werewolf movies,… More
Alex roy
Aside from An American Werewolf in London, The Howling is one of the best werewolf films ever. Joe Dante crafts a solid werewolf film with great acting,… More
Alexis Nomm
This was kinda boring. I did like the classic werewolves and the ending and not just because it was the end of the movie.

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