Alternate titles : Howling 2 : Stirba the Werewolf Bitch, Howling 2 : Your Sister's a Werewolf.

Tagline : "It's not over yet."

Howling 2Undoubtedly the biggest stinker of a sequel since "Exorcist 2". This poor follow up to the original "Howling" shows the brother of the late Karen White (Dee Wallace's character from the first film), and his girlfriend hooking up with horror veteran Christopher Lee to battle a werewolf sect in Transylvania.

That is essentially the film in a nutshell, but as I've got a page to fill here I'll continue. The fun starts off after Karen's funeral when her brother Ben (Reb Brown) finds out the truth behind Karen's death from a werewolf hunter named Stefan Croscoe (Christopher Lee in his worst ever role).

So with that, Ben and girlfriend Jenny (Annie McEnroe) decide to accompany Stefan on a little excursion to Transylvania, to destry a female werewolf named Stirba (Sybil Danning), who has a penchant for tight leatherwear and punk rock music.

Trouble is that the only thing that can kill Stirba and her castle full of punk rocker werewolved is is Titanium, as they have become immune to silver. Fortunately, Stefan just happens to have an ample supply, and so they quickly get stuck in.

One of the duffest werewolf films I have ever had the misfortune of viewing. Whilst Christopher Lee delivers a respectable performance (as always) and the shots of Sybil Danning stalking around in her leatherwear and getting her kit off were very nice to watch, the film on the whole is just plain awful, and matters aren't helped by the shameless ripping off of special effects from "American Werewolf in London" (yes I DID notice) or the annoying punk rock song that plays virtually non-stop throughout.

I think the writers also got a bit confused and thought they were doing a vampire feature, what with the setting being in Transylvania, killing the wolves by a stake through the heart and having Lee cast as a "Van-Helsing" type character. All I can say is Christopher Lee must have been strapped for cash when he made this one. One last thought though, what was British TV actor Jimmy Nail doing in this????

Overall Marks : 3/10.

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