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The Howling IV: The Original Nightmare [DVD] [1988]

  • SKU: 6823654
  • Release Date: 06/15/2004
  • Rating: R
Shot in South Africa, this direct-to-video installment of the werewolf series continues that franchise's tradition of generating sequels light-years distant from the quality of Joe Dante's witty and frightening original. The fourth chapter even attempts to rewrite the original film's premise, which admittedly took grand liberties with the novel by Gary Brandner. The revamped tale involves successful author Marie (Romy Windsor), who visits the scenic woodland town of Drago to find respite from constant nightmare visions involving werewolves and a mysterious nun. Needless to say, her stay in the village does nothing to dispel the visions, which increase in frequency and seem to suggest strange portents of evil events to come... and a warning to get out of town before the next full moon. Director John Hough has yet to surpass his horror masterpiece The Legend of Hell House, and this deadly dull exercise is hardly a step in the right direction.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Digitally mastered
    • Scene selections
    • Interactive menus

    Synopsis


    Howling IV: The Original Nightmare
    Shot in South Africa, this direct-to-video installment of the werewolf series continues that franchise's tradition of generating sequels light-years distant from the quality of Joe Dante's witty and frightening original. The fourth chapter even attempts to rewrite the original film's premise, which admittedly took grand liberties with the novel by Gary Brandner. The revamped tale involves successful author Marie (Romy Windsor), who visits the scenic woodland town of Drago to find respite from constant nightmare visions involving werewolves and a mysterious nun. Needless to say, her stay in the village does nothing to dispel the visions, which increase in frequency and seem to suggest strange portents of evil events to come...and a warning to get out of town before the next full moon. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Romy Windsor - Marie
    • Michael T. Weiss
      Michael T. Weiss - Richard
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      Anthony Hamilton - Tom
    • Susanne Severeid
      Susanne Severeid - Janice
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      Lamya Derval - Eleanor



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    67%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      okay film

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      MoreHumanThanHuman
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      Not sure what they were trying to accomplish with this film. Was it just a filler or trying to honestly do a remake. Anyway, it was an okay film. Not the best in the series.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      film series returns to its roots

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      4116
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      numerous similarities between this installment and the original movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Sci-fi Horror Movie

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      Starbuck
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      The Bestbuy Employee Who Took My Order Was Very Courteous And Professional.BestBuy You Rock!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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