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The Howling (1981)

R
91 min | Horror

After a bizarre and near deadly encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.
Director
Writers
Gary Brandner (novel "The Howling") | John Sayles (screenplay) | Terence H. Winkless (screenplay)
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Budget
$ 1,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 17,985,893
Gross (World)
$ 17,985,893
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Release date
Apr 10, 1981 (United States)

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Elisabeth Brooks
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Don McLeod
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6.6 / 10 | 26,886 votes