The Howling

Blu-Ray Rating: ***1/2

Reviewed by: Jennie Kermode

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The Howling

Copy pictureNicely polished up for Blu-ray, this classic of Eighties horror cinema is accompanied here by an impressive collection of extras which will give fans plenty to get their teeth into. The quality is variable - producer Steven A Lane's opening monologue about the extended film series is sweet but hopelessly pedestrian, whilst the tour of the film's locations tries a bit too hard and would be funnier if it weren't persistently laughing at its own jokes. Mark Golblatt and Terence H Winkless both have intriguing insights to offer, however, and David Allen's contribution is both fascinating and sad; it will leave you wishing that more of his animated work had survived. Overall, the extras significantly enrich the experience of watching the film.

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017
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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.
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Product Code: B074NH531C

Region: 2

Extras: Howlings Eternal with Steven A Lane; Cut To Shreds with editor Mark Goldblatt; Horror's Hallowed Grounds - a look at the film's locations; Interview with co-writer Terence H Winkless; Interview with stop motion animator David Allen

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