Dante handles it all with equal measures of humour, sex, gore, and horror, pulling out all the stops when the ravenous Eddie (Dante favourite Robert Picardo, later known as The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager) transforms into a towering , bloodthirsty werewolf. (Bottin's mentor Rick Baker would soon raise the make-up ante with An American Werewolf in London.) As usual in Dante's movies (qv. Gremlins), in-jokes abound, from characters named after werewolf movie directors, amusing cameos (Corman, Sayles, Forrest J Ackerman), and hammy inserts of wolfish cartoons and Allen Ginsberg's "Howl". It's best appreciated now as a quintessential example of early-80s horror, with low-budget limitations evident throughout, but The Howling remains a giddy genre milestone. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Classic Joe Dante werewolf movie!!! Amazing Rob Bottin special effects!!! a little too much silly humour perhaps? Read morePublished 1 day ago by The Boss
very good quality and speedy service well worth 5 star ratingPublished 4 days ago by pamela fitzgerald
the special effects by today's standards in this film can still hold its own has an original idea and storyline and the transfer to blu ray is definatly worth the upgrade from dvdPublished 4 days ago by D. Whitehead
In My opinion The Howling just edges forward in the Best Stakes by a wolfs hair when compared to American Werewolf. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mrs. D. Moncrieff
Scrap the old dvd release's of this classic Werewolf film from 1981
Scream factory from L.A. Read more
Its amazing the things you notice many years later, that you didn't notice the first time you saw a movie like this. What am I referring to? Read morePublished 2 months ago by andrew from llangollen