Oct 2, 2020
Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1986) (part 4 of 9)
As Stefan kills some more time, we get an almost subliminal shot of a werewolf advancing on him, and then it’s back to Jenny and Ben in the forest. In a better movie, this would be sort of tense and exciting.
Finally, something happens. A werewolf appears in front of the couple, which of course prompts Ben to shoot it. And being that he’s being played by Reb Brown, the shot is preceded by a scream. I guess this is Reb Brown’s equivalent to “I’ll be back.” Arnold has the one-liners to go along with the kills, whereas Reb screams like a chick. Either that, or it’s his mating call.
I should also note that given the level of f/x work here, the wolf is barely seen at all. Jenny and Ben make a run for it, while Stefan is finally ready to free Were-Karen of her undead coil. He’s about to do the deed when Ben enters and exclaims “Damn!” in a manner that would suggest he just missed a freeway off-ramp while driving, as opposed to trying to stop a weird old guy from stabbing his already-dead sister.