Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)

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A successful author moves to a small town after suffering a mental breakdown and is tormented by demons and werewolves.


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27 May 2002 | culwin
| Lacking momentum
Howling IV starts out decent enough, but by the end of the film it degrades to something less than average. The main problem with this movie is its very slow pace. Those looking for action-packed werewolf sequences will not find it here. In fact, you don't even see a werewolf until almost the end of the movie. This could have been excusable, if there was enough suspense to make the viewer want to keep watching until the end. Unfortunately, the audience's suspense is replaced with impatience. I kept looking at the clock, wondering when a werewolf would actually show up. When the werewolves finally do make their grand entrance, it is disappointing. They consist of: A) dogs with red eyes and B) actors in cheesy masks. And the transformation sequence of a human into a werewolf - something the original Howling was famous for - is bizarre and goofy in this movie. Recommendation: see it for free on TV if nothing else is on, but don't bother renting.

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Release Date:

November 1988



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Filming Locations

Fresno, California, USA

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

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