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.

Caption contributed by Ed

We observe the elusive North American Reb Brown in his natural habitat. Indigenous to crappy movies from the ‘80s, he is easily startled and usually armed.

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.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1986)

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