Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Howling (1981)

IMDb plot summary: After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.
Directed by Joe Dante. Starring Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, and Christopher Stone.

Well, there was a lot going on in this movie. Werewolves AND a murder cult AND a serial killer? It is definitely a bit much. Part of this have a fun campy vibe to it, and the werewolf transformation scenes are pretty cool, but the plot really makes very little sense, it's wrapped up VERY abruptly, and there aren't as many scares at the movie seems to think there are. If you already have a fondness for horror flicks, this might sit better with you, but it didn't do much for me.

1.5 stars.

Flickchart: #1540 out of 2196, below Courage Under Fire and above The Boy In the Striped Pajamas.

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