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Howling 5

5th film in the Howling series

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INTERESTING IDEA AND STORY + CHEESE = 5 STARS

  • Oct 31, 2011
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HOWLING 5
THE REBIRTH

This has got to be the most entertaining film in this series by far since the first, it may even surpass the first in some ways. The first one played like a good b horror movie while this one plays like a classic murder mystery, trust me that is a good thing. This series has always been an interesting one to me, even the truly horrible ones I find really entertaining. This one is really one of the most interesting werewolf movies I have ever seen and I really mean that. Sure the acting is B movie bad but that means it is B movie cheese good, but the concept and lay out of this film is truly A level stuff. Honestly if you were to give a film from this franchise a chance it should be this one, go into it with low 2 no expectations and you will come truly entertained.

The film is all about a group of randomly chosen people [or are they] that make a trip to a castle in Europe for its grand opening. Once there they are treated to an open house of a mysterious castle with something running around picking them off one by one. From here we are treated to something more in the vein of a good mystery film kinda like a "who done it" kind of thing more so then a horror movie. I think since it was made like this that is the reason why a lot of people enjoy this movie more so then the other films in this series. Once people start to disappear they realize that they are stuck in the castle because of a huge blizzard, and then not only are they lost inside a huge castle but they have to run around labyrinth like tunnels under the castle. When it comes down to the last 4 or 5 people this really turns into a "who is the werewolf" situation between the survivors. That who done it mentality really makes this film an interesting watch and actually keeps you interested all the way through.

Director Neal Sundstrom really took something that would normally have been just another sequel and turned it into a very entertaining stand alone in the series. I really feel that Neal along side screen writers Clive Turner and Freddie Rowe saved this film from being horrible. Don't get me wrong the script is not an academy award winner in aspect [except maybe the idea of it] but it is still very interesting. I think it is the bad acting in this film that also adds a little something to it, bad acting in this type of film equals good cheese. Other then maybe Philip Davis every one in this film are so bad they are good, well maybe not that bad but still not award winning. Everything in this film just kinda has a likeable quality about it that even the cons are over shadowed by the pros.

I highly recommend this film to any and every body out there, and if there was ever a film in this series you should see it is this one. The first film is also a really good flick in this franchise, I recommend a viewing of both, well just watch all of them.

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November 01, 2011
I'll have to remember to rent this one; both that you have reviewed sound pretty good - it's been a real long time since I've seen a good werewolf movie!
November 01, 2011
no zombies?
November 01, 2011
I've gotten tired of the zombies -- all those dead people walking around and wanting to eat brains and whatnot and then seeing their heads blown off has me completely bored!!!
November 05, 2011
Remember this is some low budget horror at work here, if you like that type of stuff you should like it. Thanks for reading.
 
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I highly recommend this film to any and every body out there, and if there was ever a film in this series you should see it is this one. The first film is also a really good flick in this franchise, I recommend a viewing of both, well just watch all of them.
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