All HOWLING Movies Ranked Best to Worst

All HOWLING Movies Ranked Best to Worst

Watching the once-promising Howling werewolf movie franchise starting with Joe Dante‘s The Howling (1981) to the lowest point of Howling: New Moon Rising (1995) then back to the reboot The Howling: Reborn (2011), The Howling franchise had some rough times. Here is a list of the Best Howling Movies ranked from best to worst. You can easily rewatch the better films and stay clear of the Howling movies that were terrible.

I have to admit; my guilty pleasure is watching The Marsupials: The Howling III (1987) for the backstory and unique angle that they tried to take the franchise. The other guilty pleasure is watching Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985) mainly for Christopher Lee‘s performance.

Howling Movies Ranked Best to Worst

  1. 1). The Howling (1981)

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    The Howling (1981)

    Official Synopsis: In a red light district, newswoman Karen White is bugged by the police, investigating serial killer Eddie Quist, who has been molesting her through phone calls. After police officers find them in a peep-show cabin…

    Tagline: All your nightmares are about to be transformed into one single inescapable fear!

    Cast: Dee Wallace, Dick Miller, Robert Picardo, Mick Garris, Robert Hammond, Forrest J Ackerman, Forrest J. Ackerman, Kenneth Tobey, Patrick Macnee,…

  2. 2). Howling VI: The Freaks (1991)

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    Howling VI: The Freaks (1991)

    Official Synopsis: A villainous carnival owner traps a young werewolf to include in his growing menagerie of inhuman exhibits.

    Tagline: It's Time to Howl Again

    Cast: Deep Roy, Bruce Payne, Gary Carlos Cervantes, Brendan Hughes, Elizabeth Shé, Elizabeth Shé, Robert Reynolds, Gerry Black, Sean Sullivan, Antonio…

  3. 3). Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)

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    Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)

    Official Synopsis: A successful author was sent to the small town Drago because of a nervous breakdown, and gets wound up in a mysterious mystery about demons and werewolves. She starts seeing ghosts and dismisses them as…

    Tagline: A terrifying journey into the gaping jaws of death...

    Cast: Clive Turner, Romy Windsor, Michael T. Weiss, Dennis Smith, Megan Davies, Diana Tilden-Davis, Tullio Moneta, Antony Hamilton, Ralph Draper, Susanne…

  4. 4). Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)

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    Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)

    Official Synopsis: When a group of people from different walks of life converge in a Hungarian castle situated in Budapest which has been sealed for 500 years, they bring with them a werewolf which slowly begins to…

    Tagline: For 500 years the secret lay dormant... Until now!

    Cast: Elizabeth Shé, Clive Turner, Elizabeth Shé, Philip Davis, William Shockley, Mark Sivertsen, Mary Stavin, Phil Davis, Renáta Szatler, Victoria Catlin,…

  5. 5). Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

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    Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

    Official Synopsis: After countless millennia of watching, waiting and stalking, the unholy creatures known as werewolves are poised to inherit the earth. After newswoman Karen White's shocking on-screen transformation and violent death, her brother Ben is approached…

    Tagline: Twice the terror! Twice the torment!

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Sybil Danning, Annie McEnroe, Judd Omen, Ferdy Mayne, Reb Brown, Jill Sinclair, Valérie Kaplanová, Ivo Niederle, Ismael Cruz,…

  6. 6). The Howling: Reborn (2011)

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    The Howling: Reborn (2011)

    Official Synopsis: On the eve of his high school graduation, unremarkable Will Kidman finally bonds with the girl he has long yearned for, reclusive Eliana Wynter. But he also discovers a dark secret from his past... that…

    Tagline: Full Moon. New Blood.

    Cast: Ivana Milicevic, Mark Camacho, Frank Schorpion, Danny Blanco Hall, Lindsey Shaw, Landon Liboiron, Sean Tucker, Cecile Cristobal, Erin Agostino, Erica…

  7. 7). The Marsupials: The Howling III (1987)

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    The Marsupials: The Howling III (1987)

    Official Synopsis: A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia, and a sociologist who studies these creatures falls in love with a female one. Is this a dangerous combination?

    Tagline: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Down Under

    Cast: Robert Simper, Max Fairchild, Richard Carter, Imogen Annesley, Barry Humphries, Frank Thring, Lee Rice, Peter Baird, Jon Ewing, Max Skipper,…

  8. 8). Howling: New Moon Rising (1995)

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    Howling: New Moon Rising (1995)

    Official Synopsis: Gary Brandner's horror novels come to life again in this sequel to "The Howling." A number of vicious murders occur in a small California town after a motorcycle-riding stranger arrives. The gruesome slayings look disturbingly…

    Tagline: Somewhere Out There a New Terror is Breeding

    Cast: Elizabeth Shé, Clive Turner, Elizabeth Shé, Romy Windsor, Dolores Silver, Jaro Prikopsky, John Ramsden, Brett Owens, Ernest Kester, Gary Ham,…



Hope you enjoyed this list of the best Howling movies and worst Howling movies. For an up-and-coming werewolf movie franchise, there were a lot of low moments, but you can always rewatch the better films.