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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Bob's rating of the film The Howling

    Somewhere between ambitious practical effects and interesting ideas of human's repressed drives, there is a blank space where the story was supposed to be. The reason for that are bland characters that are used as an excuse for excessive transformation scenes that usually try to grab more than they can handle. In spite of that, werewolves were never more horrendous than this, thus making it a proper werewolf flick.

  2. Michael Peer's rating of the film The Howling

    Joe Dante's The Howling is an effective but forgettable genre movie that has more bark than bite. The creature FX are stellar given the time, but there is something deeply missing here. The characters never come to life and the subject matter isn't nearly as captivating as the filmmakers think it is. I was hoping for a film that would be much more fun with more character. A stepping stone that would lead to Gremlins.

  3. Fabiha's rating of the film The Howling

    "Repression. Repression is the father of neurosis, of self-hatred. Now, stress results when we fight against our impulses. We've all heard people talk about animal magnetism, the natural man. the noble savage - as if we'd lost something valuable in our long evolution into civilized human beings."

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film The Howling

    De superbes effets spéciaux !

  5. SeemsLikeFun's rating of the film The Howling

    Would give it a 2.5 if possible. Starts out well and ends well, but most of the time spent in the resort feels undercooked and bland. The way they split between Karen's story and Terri/Chris hurts both plots, I especially felt like we should've gotten more of Terri and Chris who were much more fun to watch. The transformation scenes are good, though.

  6. Glue Sniffer's rating of the film The Howling

    Kiedyś się wystraszyłem! Dobry!

  7. Stasya Korotkova's rating of the film The Howling

    Silver bullets vs. rape culture

  8. filmcapsule's rating of the film The Howling

    Probably Dante's darkest film, and an interesting take on lycanthrophy as sexual aggression and predation. These werewolves aren't just feral beasts, they're lusty, even sadistic, emphasizing the hell the protagonist lives through as a struggling survivor of a sexual crime. A far cry from the lighthearted mischief of Gremlins indeed.

  9. Mark O. Stack's rating of the film The Howling

    Werewolf movies aren't very good, are they?

  10. Catarina C Gomes's rating of the film The Howling

    How do you want your burger? - Rare

  11. Stanislav Lukianov's rating of the film The Howling

    great movie about about sense and sensibility!

  12. Ethan's rating of the film The Howling

    One of the best werewolf movies ever made, up there with An American Werewolf in London, with a lot of tongue in cheek humor and gore mixed in for a good time.

  13. Mathias Palmberg's rating of the film The Howling

    A fun ride while it lasts. Sure there are parts that are a bit silly, but there are a few effective scenes along the way to make up for the movie's short comings. The acting is OK and the effects are cool. I can't help but to feel that the bit with Eddie The Mangler was a bit wasted in favour of The Colony thing. It would have been interesting to see a serial killer/werewolf instead.

  14. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film The Howling

    A local news reporter tries to help police capture a serial killer, and accidentally stumbles upon a wellness retreat full of werewolves in Joe Dante's genre classic. The special effects are pretty strong for the time, especially considering the film's low budget, but its characters aren't particularly interesting. Dante directed much stronger films (GREMLINS, PIRANHA), but this one spawned numerous sequels.

  15. Scorpio Velvet's rating of the film The Howling

    In tradition of Roger Corman's works...

  16. Posterocalypse's rating of the film The Howling

    Fun flick, awesome transformation scene.

  17. REH1101's rating of the film The Howling

    One of the better 1980's horror movies in terms of visuals (intentionally and unintentionally.)

  18. fabridoss's rating of the film The Howling

    An American Werewolf in London contains the best transformation scene. The Howling has the most frightening one. Not a great movie as John Landi's, though.

  19. House 0f Leaves's rating of the film The Howling

    An effective horror film and social satire. One of the best of the genre, alongside American Werewolf, and with that film contains the best transformation sequences ever captured on film.