Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Howling: Reborn. Meh.

I'm pretty sure I've seen this trailer before. But it's only a month old and I can't find anything on my blog about it so I figured I'd better mention it.

New Howling movie coming. And I doubt anyone cares.

Might be ok. Looks like your standard werewolf love story. I'm kinda glad this is coming out because it puts a little emphasis on The Howling series for me. I've never seen the sequels and I've been meaning to fix that error but just haven't gotten around to it. (Gotta get through Children of the Corn and Amityville first)

From the press release:

Get ready to run with the pack again, as Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes The Howling Reborn October 18th on Blu-ray™ and DVD. An all-new, original chapter directed by Joe Nimziki, the much anticipated Anchor Bay Films release stars Lindsey Shaw (“Pretty Little Liars,” “10 Things I Hate About You”), Landon Liboiron (Fox’s upcoming series “Terra Nova,” “Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and Ivana Milicevic (Casino Royale, Vanilla Sky). Described within industry circles as “Twilight with bite,” The Howling Reborn deftly combines romance, action and thrills that will have audiences worldwide embracing their inner lycanthrope! SRP is $26.98 for the DVD, and $29.99 for the Blu-ray™. 
Anchor Bay SVP of Marketing Jennifer Roberts stated: “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the picture, and are excited to get “The Howling Reborn” out as quickly as possible for this Halloween. We truly believe this picture will re-launch the franchise and lead to even bigger and better new chapters ahead.”

The creatures for The Howling Reborn were brought to life by 2010 Academy-Award® nominee Adrian Morot (300, Night at the Museum 2), and the score was produced by award-winning composer Klaus Badelt (Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean).

On the eve of his high school graduation, Will Kidman (Liboiron) finally looks up from his books to catch the eye of the girl he’s longed for the last four years – the mysterious Eliana Wynter (Shaw). He’s always been the shy kid, flying under the radar, but when he discovers a dark secret from his past — that he is heir to a powerful line of werewolves - he finds he has a choice to make between succumbing to his primal nature or turning against his own and maintaining his humanity. In order to fight the destiny of his legacy, and save Eliana – as well as himself, he must battle not only his growing blood lust but an army of fearsome beasts bent on killing him, Eliana...and then, us all.
Bonus features on The Howling Reborn Blu-ray™ and DVD will include filmmakers’ commentary and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

The Howling began enthralling fans more than 30 years ago, with the 1977 publication of Gary Brandner’s best-selling novel and the 1981 film adaptation written by Academy Award® nominated screenwriter John Sayles (Lone Star, The Spiderwick Chronicles) and directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, InnerSpace). The film’s success ushered in a new era of screen werewolves as well as the six “Howling” sequels that followed.

You can preorder The Howling: Reborn on Amazon. DVD and Bluray available October 18th.


  1. I care, because it's giving me an excuse to have a Howlathon for Halloween. I'm going to cover each one of the Howling sequels, (none of which I've seen) all of which are progressively worse than the next.
    ...Uh, Halloween is gonna suck this year!

  2. Right on brother! The new Children of the Corn gave me the very SAME incentive to watch that entire series too.

    I haven't seen all the Howlings either...and I've heard horrible horrible obviously that means I must see them as soon as possible.

    I look forward to your Howlathon, it sounds like a great time!

  3. I made it through part 4 of the Howlings, and I have part VII sitting on my shelf, but Netflix clipped the part V/part VI double feature, so I've been stalled out for like three years on them. This might be the incentive I need too to get back into them.

  4. Alright, I'm obviously late to the party, but I gotta say I'm stoked for Chris's Howlathon and subscribed to his blog in antici..... pation. I've watched all the Howlings so far and I can't wait to get someone else's take, especially someone who appreciates bad movies.

    Regarding this new Howling movie, I will definitely watch it ASAP, but only because I'm a rabid werewolf fan. I don't have high hopes. The trailer looks terrible, and the werewolves look bad, and everything I've seen about it just makes it look lame. But who knows? Maybe I'll be surprised. After all, Cursed was trying to be a serious movie, it failed miserably and it completely sucks and I totally love it.