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Werewolf Orgy Flashbacks on Halloween Eve: THE HOWLING 2, a Retrospective

Hey there Plotaholics! It’s Bryan, again. 

A few weeks ago, I talked about one of my favorite horror films of all time. What sucks is that after writing it and posting it, I realized that there are a ton of horror flicks that I love–I’m talking to you Phantasm (1979). Return of the Living Dead, however is definitely a great flick for horror and comedy, thank you Linnea Quigley.  

I digress, though, because today I want to talk about a horror flick that I absolutely hate. I have a lot to choose from: Creepshow 3 (ugh!), Tales from The Hood 2 (double ugh!), Return of the Living Dead 2 (triple ugh!). However, there is one film that is far worse than any other POS horror flick I could name.  

That film? The Howling 2.

Yes, The Howling 2.

The movie that had the tagline: ‘Your Sister’s a Werewolf.’

The movie that stars Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, and  Sybil Danning.

First and foremost, director Philippe Mora, should be chastised with a baseball bat for dragging poor Christopher Lee into this film. Especially for that horrible wardrobe that is so horribly 80s, that one would think Christopher Lee wouldn’t be caught dead wearing it…

Well…way to prove me wrong there, Dooku.  

This is going to be a little bit different from some of my previous film-based articles. I have made it a point to block most of this movie out of my memory. There are two things I remember about this movie:

  1. I hate it.
  2. There was a ton of nudity.

Even when I watched the movie originally, I couldn’t explain to anyone what it was about–not even if my life depended on it. 

This movie feels like the cash grab to end all cash grabs on the same level as the Sharknado series (and pretty much every other film produced by the good folks at the SyFy  network).  

The only good part of this movie is the werewolf orgy scene. At least I thought that when I was six, then ten, then thirteen. As a forty-year-old man, I would rather watch literally any other orgy scene. I would seriously take seeing Oscar the Grouch, Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, and Miss Piggy going wild in the basement of Hooper’s Store over watching this crap…again.  

I want to feel terrible for hating this film because it’s the only entry to the Howling series that directly follows the original film and has the input of the original author.

Then, I remember the actual movie, and any love I want to muster for this thing disappears into the wind like a stray hair off a werewolf’s back.  

This is a movie for those people who love terrible 80s horror films that are fun for movie nights filled with beer, pizza, friends, and laughter. I would watch this movie again if Shane Wilson were in town and we each to ourselves had a giant bottle of Wild Turkey. Otherwise, find a more respectable horror film to watch…like The Howling 3.  

I’m kidding! The only respectable Howling film in the series is the first one.

Remember that.  

The Howling 2? Yeah, its worse than Troll 2. Take that to the bank.  

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