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The Things They Do With Special Effects These Days: An Appreciation of THE HOWLING (1981)

Originally, I was going to title this article “The Howling is the Best Werewolf Movie of 1981, Fight Me,” but a friend suggested that might be unnecessarily aggressive. First, let it be known that I like the other major 1981 werewolf movie, An American Werewolf in London, just fine. It is an entertaining, well-made film. But The Howling is better. Let me also preface this by saying that I love werewolf movies, but that I also have very specific preferences when it comes to the genre. Broadly speaking, here are Trey’s Rules for Effective Werewolf Movies: Bipedal werewolves – this
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