The Howling



After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.

  1. Joe Dante


  2. Gary Brandner


  3. John Sayles


  4. Terence H. Winkless


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dee Wallace

    Dee Wallace

    Karen White

  2. Patrick Macnee

    Patrick Macnee

    Dr. George Waggner

  3. Dennis Dugan

    Dennis Dugan


  4. Christopher Stone

    Christopher Stone

    R. William 'Bill' Neill

  5. Belinda Balaski

    Belinda Balaski

    Terry Fisher

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The Howling
The Howling



Status Released

Release Information

  • March 13, 1981


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget $1,000,000.00

Revenue $17,985,893.00



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