Joe Dante’s horror classic “The Howling” is getting a brand new 40th Anniversary 4K release in October

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Often sadly overlooked in favour of An American Werewolf In London, Joe Dante’s The Howling is a superb early 80s horror movie, featuring incredible effects work by the legendary Rob Bottin (The Thing, Robocop).

The fine folks at Studio Canal have given the film a brand new 4K restoration, and a new Collectors Edition release is heading our way on October 25th, with some great artwork by Sophie Bland.

Pre-orders are live now, and we’ll add more links as we get them.

Pre-order: Amazon UK | Zavvi

Imagine your worst fear a reality with this brand new 4K 40th anniversary restoration of The Howling, approved by Director Joe Dante (Gremlins). With ground-breaking special effects by Rob Bottin (The Thing, The Fog, Total Recall), The Howling has been stunningly restored for a new generation of horror fans. Graphically violent, sexually explicit and nightmarishly intense, it remains one of the most original werewolf movies of the eighties. After an intense confrontation with a serial killer, news anchor Karen White (Dee Wallace) is left traumatised and suffering from amnesia. In need of recovery, Karen takes refuge within “The Colony”, a country retreat organised by her psychiatrist Dr Waggner (Patrick Macnee). But things at “The Colony” aren’t as idyllic as they originally seemed and as blood curdling screams break the midnight silence, Karen’s memories slowly begin to come into focus.


  • 4K UHD – Feature Only
  • BD:
      • Inside the Career of Joe Dante – Brand new featurette that celebrates the incredible career of Joe Dante
      • Welcome to Werewolfland – A lookback into the special effects of The Howling
      • Deleted Scenes
      • Outtakes
  • Artcards
  • 20 page booklet – Includes original press kit, new stills and essay

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2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great chilling horror movie filmed in 1980 one of my favorites then I’m a fan of werewolves

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