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Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)

R | | Horror | Video November 1988
A successful author moves to a new town after suffering a mental breakdown and is tormented by demons and werewolves.

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Richard Adams
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Tom
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Janice
Lamya Derval ...
Eleanor
Norman Anstey ...
Sheriff
Kate Edwards ...
Mrs. Ormstead
Dennis Folbigge ...
Dr. Coombes
Anthony James ...
Father Camefron
Dale Cutts ...
Dr. Heinemann
Clive Turner ...
Megan Kruskal ...
Denis Smith ...
Mr. Ormstead
Greg Latter ...
John (as Gregg Latter)
Maxine John ...
Paula
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A successful author was sent to the small town Drago because of a nervous breakdown, and gets wound up in a mysterious mystery about demons and werewolves. She starts seeing ghosts and dismisses them as her own imagination, but when they turn out to be real, she starts to get suspicious of the small town and of its past. But at the heart of this scenic, serene village is much darker than its benign appearance; and while she hopes her vacation will dispel her visions, a sinister presence has drawn her there. Soon she will discover that the ghosts that have haunted her are real and that her horrific visions are a mysterious message. Written by Matt Dotzenroth <smdotzen@compmore.net>

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A terrifying journey into the gaping jaws of death...

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November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aullido IV: La pesadilla original  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original version by John Hough that he turned in was different to the film that was released. When the film was finished, Hough was in England while post-production was performed in LA by Clive Turner. The final version has little resemblance to Hough's version. Turner had re-cut and re-voiced the film. Scenes like Lamya Derval giving oral to Michael T. Weiss were never in Hough's version, but was placed in through re-shooting and re-editing by Turner. See more »

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The exterior of the house shows it is a single story house, but the interior is too big to fit in the exterior shown. See more »

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Follows Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985) See more »

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Spring
(from 'The Four Seasons', op. 8)
Written by Antonio Vivaldi (as Vivaldi)
Performed by The Orchestra Da Camera Di Milano
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Rather A Drab Film
6 October 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is terrible. I got more entertainment out of parts 2 and 3 - at least they were comical - this one is just flat out boring. I give them credit for trying to create a serious, non campy, werewolf flick but why so boring, so drab? I saw this one years ago and I couldn't recall anything about it, tried watching it again recently and now I know why the film didn't stand out in my mind - it's just bad.

The lead male looks like David Copperfield's long lost illegitimate son. The lead female is rather bland - but then again so is the rest of the cast.

I think I'll just leave this one in the past where it belongs. Not worth finishing the movie - leave it as a distant, fading memory.

2/10


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