Oct 24, 2018
The Howling: New Moon Rising (1995) (part 8 of 11)
The next day, Ted’s in his room packing several George Jones tapes into a small case. He stops and pops the cassette out of his tape recorder and sticks it in his jacket pocket. This is accompanied by the Steve Sanders Guitar Riff of Melodrama to let us know this is his Meaningful Tape. Why did he put it in his jacket pocket? I believe it’s right there in the script.
Ted grabs a bloodstained shirt in a plastic bag out of his sink and exits. He warily looks around, then tosses the bag in a nearby dumpster. Hey, that’s a smart place to put the evidence. I mean, it’s a whole ten feet from your door. (Actually, knowing the Inspector, he’ll probably be winded by the time he walks over there.) Anyway, this is yet another red herring to make us think Ted is the werewolf. Unfortunately, anyone who’s seen an episode of The Cosby Mysteries probably won’t be fooled.
Over at Marie Adams’s house, Marie is telling Father Exposition that she’s scared, and asks if he believes in werewolves. Eventually, she admits that werewolves once tried to kill her.
On to Cheryl and Bonnie, Snoopers Extraordinaire, standing in a phone booth. Bonnie’s on the phone asking the “Chief Ranger” if there’s been any “mountain lion activity” in the area lately. Meanwhile, a pack of junkyard dogs are sniffing around the dumpster where Ted tossed those bloody clothes. Curse you, junkyard dogs!
Bonnie tries to get information about the mountain lion, but oddly, the Chief Ranger is very reluctant to give up anything. Meanwhile, Cheryl goes to the dumpster to investigate. Soon, she discovers the bloody clothes and Bonnie hangs up. Hilariously, the clothes aren’t even in the same plastic bag as before. The bag Ted had was clear, but now the clothes are stuffed in a white plastic K-Mart [!!] bag. So I guess there was a Blue Light Special on crime scene evidence.