Howling II
Howling II (1985)

Horror-film veteran Christopher Lee sinks his teeth into this chilling sequel to 1981's "The Howling." Lee plays an occult expert who heads to Transylvania to take on the leader (Sybil Danning) of a cult of werewolves. Annie… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1985
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2005
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

It may not be a flawless effort by any means but I can't help but adore a film that gave us Sybil Danning as Queen of the Werewolves, put Christopher Lee in a New Wave night club and also gave the modern lycan mythology a bit of an unexpected twist.

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Dustin Putman

Isn't what one would call a chilling time at the cinema, but it has such a cool '80s-retro vibe to its score, its tight editing, and its gorgeous locations that it hardly matters when it falls into clunky absurdity.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Must be one of those movies Christopher Lee means when he says he never made any horror pictures, huh?

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Second only to 1941's The Wolf Man as the greatest werewolf flick ever made, 1981's The Howling remains a high-water mark in lycanthrope cinema. That's why the very existence of this wretched movie is so depressing.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

As awful and needless a sequel as one could possibly envision...

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J.C. Mašek III

The now-infamous closing credits scene features Syblil Danning's rapid-fire striptease replayed no less than 17 times. Danning was livid at the exploitation. The director was not.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

One of the worst sequels ever.

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Cory Taylor
Irony plays a major role in why Scream Factory decided to release Howling II, an inept, poker-faced sequel to Joe Dante's already overrated lycanthrope… More
Aj V
A horrible sequel to a good werewolf movie. Poor Christopher Lee doesn't get any good lines, and they story sucks, you feel bad for him. I do not… More
Alex roy
Sequel to The Howling is a poorly conceived sequel in to a classic horror film. Director Phillippe Mora is the first of many directors to make pointless and… More
Luke Baldock
Certainly more absurd than the previous effort Howling II is a definite camp classic. Christopher Lee plays it straight while Sybil Danning struts about with… More
A.D. Villarreal
When it comes to God-awful sequels this one is right up there (or down there depending on your perspective) with Chud II. So bad it's NOT even funny.
Anthony Valletta
The first Howling revived the werewolf genre. This one flushes it down the toliet.