Paging Dick Miller
The Howling is the best werewolf movie of all time. Don’t think so? Let’s look at the the facts: Joe Dante directed. Robert Picardo is creepy as all get out. The effects by Rob Bottin and Rick Baker still amaze. Dick Miller chases off a bunch of nuns. Hell, even Roger Corman shows up to parody himself. The only other werewolf film that even comes close to this amount of awesomeness is John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London. So, yes, when a film is this strikingly magnificent it’s only a matter of time before Hollywood remakes it.
Which is not happening.
Instead somebody at Anchor Bay thinks we want another Howling sequel. I kid you not. It’s been 15 years since The Howling VII: New Moon Rising hit video shelves, and even longer since anybody cared, yet Moonstone Entertainment/Anchor Bay thinks that there’s still enough interest in the series to now warrant The Howling Reborn. I guess they’re also ignoring the fact that most of us stopped watching the Howling sequels about five minutes into The Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (actual title, I swear to God).
Head over to CHUD for the full story. I’ll plan to see this film only if Dick Miller shows up in the middle of the first act and chases the cast and crew off. Good riddance.