The Howling Review

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TV newswoman Karen White goes to a retreat to attempt to wipe out her memories of he encounter with a serial killer. However, what she is trying to escape from is not nearly as scarey as what she finds…


Joe Dante's take on the wolfman legend generates its atmosphere through nail-biting suspense rather than the mere flash of bloody fangs.

The woodland location of a clinical retreat provides both the plot's conspiratorial theme and the unnerving setting, although Rob Bottin's once innovative make-up special effects now appear a little flea-bitten.

Nail biting suspense as opposed to ketchup splattered gore makes this film successfully chilling.