I may take some heat for this but I actually like this movie and actually think it is pretty good, go into this knowing that you are going to view a Howling sequel and you should agree with me. This is honestly one of those films that would have faired better as a stand alone and not being connected to a known series. I think the only benefit this movie got from being associated with "The Howling" is that fans of the series flocked to get this, that built in fan base helped this movie financially of course. But I think as far as critics and everyday people this film would have faired better as a stand alone flick, drop the Howling from the title and you have "The Freaks". Honestly think about that and I think most of you would agree with me, I am not saying it is a great movie but it is an interesting and entertaining flick.
This film is all about a young man that just walks into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. Luckily for him after a sheriff harasses him a man gives him a job and a place to stay, lucky him. It just so happens that at the same time a freak show/carnival comes into town and is run by a vampire, the youngster that came into town also happens to be a werewolf [see were this is going]. Things start to happen around town and people start to disappear and the town is on the hunt for an answer. It just so happens that R.B Harker [the vampire] knows about the boy and puts the town at ease as he forces the werewolf into his freak show. But once he escapes not only is Payne searching for him but so is the town. This leads to the final conflict between the vampire and werewolf and eventually leads to a pretty good flick.
Director Hope Perello did a pretty good job with this film I thought it was pretty entertaining, and writer Kevin Rock really brought a new twist to this series. With these two together I think the film reached a good enough level that it is worth owning, especially since it is sold with part five. I think most of the actors did decent enough job to make this watch able, but that sheriff was a little over the top [which may be a good thing]. Bruce Payne has to be credited though for turning in a really good performance as the vampire R.B Harker, although when he turns he really is a very cool yet ugly looking thing [kinda looks like a early "Underworld" type of vampire]. Of course many people don't like the ending but I think that is was actually good, he fights the vampire at first in his human form so when he finally turns into the wolf it adds to the fight even more.
I think that this was worthy addition to the series especially if you get the two pack, which is the only way I think you can get parts 5 & 6.
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