Friday, October 18, 2013

Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)

A vague plot about a castle re-opening after five hundred years is the basis for our fabulous Howling feature.  A small group are specially selected to go on the tour, but aren't aware that they've been carefully chosen as one of them is believed to be a werewolf.

Shortly after they arrive, a massive snow storm hits and individuals start disappearing.  Guess they should have checked a weather report since the Count and the bus driver have gotten into a fight and the bus has driven off. So everyone's trapped and a werewolf is on the loose. I hope he eats the guy with the bad haircut first.

This is similar to Agatha Christie's book, Ten Little Indians, where everyone is trapped in a house cut off from the rest of the world and one of the guests is a killer - except Christie's story didn't involve a werewolf.  There's not much werewolf in this film either, since the kills are done off screen and most of the werewolf action is glimpsed through cracks or from secret passages. So if you want to see the werewolf, you'll be severely disappointed.

It's okay, but forgettable.  All three of us had seen this movie before and two of us couldn't remember much about it. I've seen it multiple times and couldn't remember who the werewolf was.

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