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Joe Dante (Gremlins) brought his tongue-in-cheek sense of humour to the werewolf genre in this tale of an L.A. newswoman who discovers that the country resort to which she's repaired for a rest houses a colony of bloodthirsty lycanthropes.
After a traumatic encounter with a serial killer, L.A. newswoman Karen White (Dee Wallace) is sent on the advice of her doctor to a secluded country resort for rest and recuperation. She soon discovers that the resort houses a colony of werewolves who can shapeshift at will, without the aid of a full moon, and things quickly get hairy as the beasts hunt down Karen and her friends. Roger Corman alum Joe Dante took a step closer to the mainstream with this relatively big-budgeted horror flick, which features an amusingly tongue-in-cheek script by Dante's Piranha screenwriter John Sayles and outstanding effects work from Rob Bottin. Giving the werewolf mythos a healthy dose of sex appeal (courtesy Elisabeth Brooks' frequently nude, nymphomaniac lycanthrope) and a sense of humour, The Howling was followed by numerous sequels that had progressively less to do with the outstanding original.