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The Howling

  • Film
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Time Out says

Though it works well enough as a werewolf thriller (not, admittedly, a genre packed with masterpieces), Dante's film - which has TV reporter Wallace seeking therapy with bizarre consciousness-raising group 'The Colony' after a traumatic incident involving a serial killer - succeeds best as a witty, knowing commentary on the genre itself. References to lycanthropic lore, literature and cinema abound; gags are plentiful; and the whole thing casts a pleasingly sceptical glance at various social fashions and fads of the times. Hardly surprising, given Dante's irreverent sense of humour and the fact that the film was co-written by John Sayles.
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Release Details

  • Duration:90 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Joe Dante
  • Screenwriter:Terence H Winkless, John Sayles
  • Cast:
    • Patrick Macnee
    • Dee Wallace
    • Belinda Balaski
    • Christopher Stone
    • Dennis Dugan
    • John Carradine
    • Slim Pickens
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