In college, I once had an argument at a party that The Howling was an incredible film that deserved more respect. When I met with push back from everyone around me, I howled about it so loudly that I ended up getting the owner of the apartment fined due to a noise complaint. You know, the way a sane person would do. Ever since I first witnessed Joe Dante’s outrageous exhibition of werewolf effects and hair-raising humor, I have been a huge fan, which is why I’m thrilled to present this preview of The Complete History of the Howling…
Written by Bryn Curt James Hammond (A Case for Murder: Brittany Murphy Files), The Complete History of the Howling is the first book to ever dive into the entire Howling franchise with enough goods to make any werewolf fan salivate and sink their teeth into. The Howling has always been a fascinating franchise to me in that it managed to continue so long with a strong fanbase, despite critics tearing apart each successive entry. As far as I’m concerned, it’s The Howling franchise that molded and defined the modern werewolf film, NOT the more popular An American Werewolf in London, which should make The Complete History of the Howling a treat to digest by giving us a look at how this franchise managed to survive and do exactly that.
From the Press Release:
For the first time ever MIAMI FOX PUBLISHING presents the complete account of one of the most popular and iconic legendary film franchises in cinema history. When The Howling premiered in 1981 the film introduced cinema-goers to an all-new kind of movie monster – shocking, visceral, graphic and relentless. Spawning seven popular sequels to date, the series has become the most prosperous werewolf franchise of all time.
So if you’re a fan of The Howling franchise or just love those hairy-flea bags known as werewolves as much as I do, make sure to pick up The Complete History of the Howling when it drops November 7th, 2018. You can also follow The Complete History of the Howling on Twitter here, and author Bryn Curt James Hammond here. Until then, take a sneak peak at some pages from the book and all their lycanthrope glory!
By Matt Konopka