The Howling (1981)

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The Howling (1981)
R | 1h 31min | Horror | 10 April 1981 (USA)

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.

Television newswoman Karen White takes some much-needed time off after a traumatic incident with a serial killer. Hoping to conquer her inner demons, she heads for The Colony, a secluded retreat where the creepy residents are a little too eager to make her feel at home. Also, there seems to be a bizarre connection between Eddie Quist and this supposedly safe haven. And when, after nights of being tormented by unearthly cries, Karen ventures into the forest and makes a terrifying discovery. Now she must not only fight for her life... but for her very soul! Helped launch the short-lived werewolf craze in the early 1980s.
Written by Tim Kretschmann

Director: Joe Dante
Writers: Gary Brandner (novel), John Sayles (scr ... View All »


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Karen: There was howling just a minute ago.
Bill Neill: It was probably somebody's stray dog.
Karen: It didn't sound like any dog I've ever heard before.
Bill Neill: Honey, you're from Los Angeles. The wildest thing you've ever heard is Wolfman Jack. This is the country.


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