November 28th, 2011: The Howling (1981)

Cast and Crew: John Sayles (Screenplay); Rob Bottin (Associate Producer, Makeup); Rick Baker (Makeup); Dennis Dugan, Belinda Balaski, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Slim Pickens, Kenneth Tobey, Dick Miller, Forrest J. Ackerman, Roger Corman, Jonathan Kaplan

What It’s About: Reporter Karen White (Dee Wallace) goes to the idyllic retreat run by Dr. George Waggner (Patrick Macnee) to recover from her traumatic encounter with serial killer Eddie Quist (Robert Piccardo).  What is the secret of The Colony?

Why Watch it Today?: Cult director Joe Dante turns 65 today.  The Howling is one of Dante’s best movies, and his second big hit after Piranha.

Where to Get It: Netflix

Warning:  the trailer spoils the ending

Mo Rating for Movember: Karen’s husband Bill (Christopher Stone) sports a terrible Mo that marks him as someone you shouldn’t fully trust. 2 out of 5 Mos.

"Look honey, Movember's only for two more days"

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