“For it is written: the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with her blood. …” Well, if it’s written, I guess it must be the real deal. Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they boldly venture to the Dark Country to get a gander at Christopher Lee and Sybil Danning in Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985).
Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 203 – Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)
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A man discovers that his sister was a werewolf, and helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and eastern Europe.IMDb
- Director: Philippe Mora
- Writers: Robert Sarno & Gary Brandner (screenplay); Gary Brandner (based on the novel “The Howling II” by)
- Selected Cast
- Christopher Lee as Stefan Crosscoe
- Annie McEnroe as Jenny Templeton
- Reb Brown as Ben White
- Marsha A. Hunt as Mariana
- Sybil Danning as Stirba
- Valerie Kaplanová [cs] as old Stirba
- Judd Omen as Vlad
- Ferdy Mayne as Erle
- Jimmy Nail as Dom
- Patrick Field as Deacon
- Ladislav Krečmer as Father Florin
- Ivo Niederle as Grigorie
- Jan Kraus as Tondo
Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf is Crystal’s pick so obviously, this movie is awesome! She gets a kick from the werewolf orgy and the hot girls, and, of course, Christopher Lee looks awesome in his new wave sunglasses and his clubbing outfit. She even finds herself frequently singing the theme song.
On the other hand, Chad hates Howling II, with the exception of Christopher Lee. He just can’t get past the beginning of the movie which presents itself as a direct story sequel to The Howling (1981). Otherwise, he might be able to appreciate it as a trashy B-movie. Bill doesn’t love it near as much as Chad does, describing Howling II as failing on every level. In his view, the street puppets are scarier than any of the werewolves. Jeff had managed to avoid Howling II… until now. He laments the lack of consistency in the look of the werewolves and hated the cheesy re-creation of Dee Wallace’s character’s death from The Howling.
If you’re a fan of Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf like Crystal is, rejoice! At the time of this writing, the film is available to stream with ads from Tubi and PPV from iTunes.
For more adventures in lycanthropy, check out these other Decades of Horror episodes:
- The Howling (1981) — Episode 97 — Decades Of Horror 1980s
- Dog Soldiers (2002) – Episode 33 – Decades Of Horror 1990s And Beyond
- The Wolf Man (1941) – Episode 39 – Decades Of Horror: The Classic Era
- The Curse Of The Werewolf (1961) – Episode 84 – Decades Of Horror: The Classic Era
- Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) – Episode 44 – Decades Of Horror: The Classic Era
- An American Werewolf In London (1981) – Episode 70 – Monster Movie Podcast
Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film, chosen by Chad, will be Leviathan (1989), starring Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, Lisa Eilbacher, Michael Carmine, Meg Foster, Ernie Hudson, and Hector Elizondo.
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