THE HOWLING ( 1981 ) is a classic werewolf movie. With state of the art makeup efx created by the brains behind AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON efx it restarted many fans fascination with werewolves. The SEQUELS, however. . . . . . . . frikken SUCKED and went from really bad to pure garbage. THE HOWLING REBORN tries but. . . . . . it DESERVES to be straight to dvd. Definately NOT a movie worth spending money on in theaters. BUT. . . . . MUCH BETTER THAN ANY OF THE SEQUELS. It seems that while they spent time and money on plot and halfway decent actors, the efx budget was lacking. A quick cgi transformation or two that are kinda done on the sly so you dont see them so well. . . probably a good thing. The WWs are the great two legged, tall and nasties from the original and there is a not so bad werewolf battle but its NOT in the caliber of the original or more recent ones like DOG SOLDIERS. The WWs dont even appear for more than 2/3s of the movie. So dont go rushing if you are a werewolf fan. They did attempt a good story but theres not enough action. A balance of the two would have been nice as would MORE "werewolfing". It IS supposed to be a lycanthrope movie. Forget about mood or atmosphere, its more a monster movie, per se.
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