The Howling
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This groundbreaking, darkly comic horror film from director Joe Dante changed the look and feel of werewolf movies in ways light-years distant from Universal's horror classic The Wolf Man. The story begins with television reporter/anchor Karen White (Dee Wallace) taking part in a dangerous police operation intended to trap psychopath Eddie Quist (Robert Picardo). When confronted by Eddie face to face, she witnesses something horrifying enough to trigger selective amnesia. Plagued by a series of violent nightmares, Karen decides to admit herself to a posh recovery resort known only as… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

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"One of the rare good werewolf films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A top-notch werewolf flick."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"...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..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Jokes are placed within the frame like details in the panels of a Mad magazine movie parody..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"By the time The Howling finally gets howling, it's pretty much over."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"An almost unparalleled horror mystery that gave its werewolves fangs and humanity."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A perverse, satirical contribution to the oft-maligned werewolf genre."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"A first-rate horror offering."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"You could fashion a good drinking game out of catching all the sight gags"
‑ Chris Barsanti,
"Com bons efeitos especiais de maquiagem e clímax tenso, o filme tem um bom final (raro para o gênero), apesar do roteiro frouxo."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"I don't think there's a better werewolf movie than this."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"A classic werewolf effort"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Amusing horror spoof with great character names for this who know their werewolf movies."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Its monsters are curiously wimpy, these hulks don't so much smash as paw meekly."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"This movie had three things that made it awesome: Nudity, Werewolf Sex, and plenty of gore."
‑ Brian Mckay,
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