Believe it or not, it’s been 15 years since the last Howling sequel, 1995’s New Moon Rising. A remake of the original is threatened from time to time, but otherwise it seemed the series had finally been silver bulleted. Not so fast. Today, Anchor Bay announced that they have acquired distribution for all English speaking territories for the appropriately titled The Howling: Reborn, which is currently in post-production. I assume it will have no connection to any of the other sequels, not that I can blame them based on the ones I’ve seen. They put the “The” back in the title though, so there’s something. Joe Nimziki wrote and directed the flick, and according to IMDb, Erin Agostino is in the cast. Full press release, including a truly wretched description (“Twilight with bite!”) is below. No word yet if the werewolves will be part marsupial.
The Howling is reborn. One of the most admired horror franchises in screen history is about to run wild again and this time, it aims is to grab an even wider audience. Anchor Bay Films is proud to announce that it has acquired all rights for English speaking territories to the eagerly anticipated The Howling: Reborn, an all-new, totally original chapter written and directed by Joe Nimziki. The deal was announced today by Anchor Bay President, Bill Clark.
The legend of The Howling began more than 30 years ago, with the publication of Gary Brandner’s best-selling novel and the subsequent film adaptation written by Academy Award