Tuesday, March 9, 2010

MOVIE REVIEW: Howling III: The Marsupials

This Howling sequel portrays werewolves as sympathetic creatures and is more of a romance story than a horror film. It has one of the most convoluted plots I've ever witnessed. But I'll try to write a summary of it.

In Australia, a man falls in love with a werewolf and she gives birth to a werewolf baby. Meanwhile, an anthropologist discovers marsupial werewolves (they have pouches like a kangaroo) and wants to take them away to study them.

That doesn't sound too confusing, so I'll give you some random subplots. A ballerina turns into a werewolf while dancing onstage. The main character is making a werewolf movie and casts a werewolf to play a victim. An anthropologist teaches a class about how werewolves are real and it has been covered up so people don't get frightened.

I hated how the werewolves were shown as good creatures. The only reason I watch werewolf films is to see people ripped to shreds!

The only part of the film I liked was the werewolf baby. It somehow managed to be cute and repulsive at the same time. But why did he look like a werewolf until he was 1-year-old and then suddenly look like a regular baby?

Do yourself a favour and never watch this piece of trash. There are four sequels after this one, Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, Howling V: The Rebirth, Howling VI: The Freaks and Howling VII: New Moon Rising. One more, The Howling: Reborn, is currently in production.

Rating: 1/5


Fear Street said...

I can't believe that are so many of these.

Melissa Helwig said...

lol I know, it's crazy.