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Howling: New Moon Rising
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by Charles Tatum

"How to kill a film franchise in ninety minutes"
1 stars

"The Howling" series limps to its merciful conclusion with one of the worst films of all-time.

Writer-director Clive Turner, looking like Gregg Allman, plays Aussie Ted. He arrives in Pioneer Town in the California desert and quickly finds work at the local bar. The losers and hangers-on there welcome him with open arms, yet assorted folks start ending up dead. A police inspector and overly serious priest are on the case as the towns people suspect Ted of more than an obsession with the music of George Jones.

I cannot stress how inept this film is. Turner tries to tie this entry to two other entries in the series, and borrows liberally from these lousy, but better films, without providing any permissions or rights in the credits (IMDB says he cowrote and acted in them). He decides to shoot using non-actors, all using their real names as their character names. The non-actors non-act, giving us the stiffest performances ever seen this side of a gay porn film. The editing is a mess, watch for the useless flashbacks, and the climax features one of the unintentionally funniest werewolf transformation scenes in film history. The real towns people center around a country bar, so the viewer is punished with non-stop scenes of terrible country songs and bored line dancing. The "comedy bits" are obviously dramatized reenactments of old hi-lar-i-ous bar stories, and would not be funny even after your twentieth Coors. Turner has no budget, so the gore looks like ketchup and baby powder.

This was filmed almost ten years ago, and no more "The Howling" sequels are on the horizon. If I didn't hate this film so much, I would be tempted to write Clive Turner a thank you note.

Hollywood, let us not revisit this series. Reader, do not rent this junk.

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originally posted: 10/05/04 11:13:52
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3/28/17 MrSister Wow, the movie was worse than "Howling 3". 1 stars
2/19/15 Chris Jarmick This sequel is worse than Howling 2... not baad and fun, just bad 1 stars
9/18/10 audience made me pee 5 stars
10/31/08 tiffany pettey well, the other ones were better 2 stars
3/26/08 Clive Turner It was diabolical. 1 stars
7/10/07 Total Crap Absolutely abysmal... I plead that no one sees this movie. It's extremely horrible! 1 stars
12/16/06 Denise Should have been titled Yawing 1 stars
10/15/06 Sugarfoot Painful. Easily the worst of this series and they usually don't come that bad. 1 stars
6/20/06 cody the worst sequel ever, not scary and extremely boring 1 stars
8/14/04 X ! @ # ? I've never had such a hard time sitting through a movie, my god it's terrible. 1 stars
6/09/04 Ryan Clark One of the absolute worst films ever made and the worst in the series. 1 stars
4/09/04 American Slasher Goddess This is even worse,then part 2,and that's hard to beat in really bad awfulness. 1 stars
11/24/02 Charles Tatum Bow Wow 1 stars
1/24/02 Andrew Carden Extremly Bad. Would Have Been Better As A TV Movie...This Just Sucked. 1 stars
12/08/01 Keith I couldn't sit through it. 1 stars
11/29/01 Rutt13 I've seen many bad movies, this is near the bottom 1 stars
10/14/01 E-Funk I'm convinced I could be a brilliant filmmaker. This movie is pure shit. 1 stars
3/15/01 Rodney Dinkler Worse than the worst nightmare of any movie EVER made 1 stars
11/01/00 Pappy The worst movie ever made . 1 stars
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  02-May-1995 (R)

  02-Jul-1995 (15)


Directed by
  Clive Turner

Written by
  Clive Turner

  John Ramsden
  Ernest Kester
  Clive Turner
  Jack Huff
  Romy Windsor
  Elizabeth She

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