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The Howling

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The Howling
Joe Dante, 1981
Sun, Oct 24, 2010 7 PM
"Dante ensures that the horror is balanced with humor and nods to werewolf lore."—Sight and Sound

A popular Los Angeles TV reporter (Dee Wallace) is given doctor's orders to visit a remote consciousness-raising retreat called "The Colony" after a traumatic incident with a serial killer. The bizarre behavior of the resident begins to make sense once the reporter discovers that she is staying amidst a community of werewolves! The Howling is not only a great werewolf movie, but also a witty and knowing commentary on the genre itself. The film is as full of impressive werewolf transformation scenes as of social satire, which is no surprise given that the special effects were done by Rob Bottin (The Thing) and the screenplay was written by John Sayles. (90 mins., 35mm)


Josef Albers, Leaf Study IX, c. 1940Leaves on paper28 x 24 ¾ inches© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ Artists Rights Society New YorkPhoto: Tim Nighswander/Imaging 4 Art

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