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The Howling

Opens on October 14

Director: Joe Dante Run Time: 91 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1981

Starring: Belinda Balaski, Christopher Stone, Dee Wallace, Dennis Dugan, Patrick Macnee

Screenwriters: Gary BrandnerJohn SaylesTerence H. Winkless

Producers: Daniel H. BlattJack ConradMichael FinnellSteven A. Lane

Selected by Super Vidiot Karyn Kusama

“The Howling” offers its audience pure genre pleasure.  Joe Dante directs John Sayles’ funny, smart screenplay with casual flair, and Dee Wallace’s sensitive lead performance gives this film an emotional gravity that manages to live alongside its very tongue-in-cheek sense of humor.  The movie’s just kind of a blast – which, these days, is an experience in too-short supply. — Karyn Kusama

Dee Wallace (Cujo, The Hills Have Eyes) stars in this gritty werewolf tale that traverses the seedy urban world of sex shops as well as a natural commune of animal lovers. Wallace plays a city reporter who is attacked and nearly killed by a serial killer. As she takes time for herself and her husband in a folksy seaside rehabilitation center, she begins to realize that there’s more to these hippies than meets the eye. Penned by John Sayles and directed by the great Joe Dante, The Howling has all the scares you can sink your canine teeth into.

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