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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.