Howling V: The Rebirth (1989) Movie Review

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Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)

1989 | R | Horror
96 minutes / 1h 36min

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Howling V: The Rebirth Plot 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 cut their numbers down. The movie is The Howling a la Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians.

Howling V: The Rebirth (1989) Review

Howling V: The Rebirth (1989) is a 1h 36-minute UK horror sequel to The Howling (1981) and is only loosely based on "The Howling" series and the Gary Brandner novels. Director Neal Sundstrom (Space Mutiny (1988), Slash (2002), Dead Easy (2004)) failed miserably into making this film anything worthy of watching because it reeks of total failure. The movie contains sexual content, nudity, bad language, violence and a few grotesque scenes.

Howling V: The Rebirth revolves around a group of people from all sorts of lives getting together in a Hungarian castle in Budapest that was sealed for 500 years and met Count Istvan, who gave them a tour and a brief history of the castle. There is a werewolf amongst them that leaves a deadly outcome for the visitors. The castle was closed for 500 years after there was a mass suicide to end a family curse at the castle in 1489 in Budapest. A baby managed to survive so it happens that the evil was not vanquished after all. Back to the present day in 1989 and we see the group which consists of a tennis player, professors, actresses, and the list goes on. The group of people chosen to enter the castle were those who applied for a visa and questions arises in a few of their minds whether or not they should be in the spooky castle. They learned that there was a savage pack of groups leading to people disappearing where some of the people who had disappeared were found later with their throats torn out. The group knows that there is a werewolf amongst them in human form but who can it be?

If you are looking for a crappy and horrible dialogue filled movie with people running around a castle for about 90 minutes while they are being killed one by one, then you have found it. Howling V: The Rebirth is a movie that I would not recommend to my worst enemy if I had any because it was an awful watch that was a total waste of my time. It is the fifth movie in the Howling that has nothing to do with the previous movies before this one which is somewhat a norm but somehow bothers me. I feel as though the entire crew could not get anything right about this film except for the sets/locations which may be due to pure luck since the movie was shot in Hungary. The characters were terrible; the kills were uncreative, and the werewolf did not have much screentime.

  • Howling V: The Rebirth Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 2
  • Overall Score: 3.63
  • IMDB: 4.5

About Howling V: The Rebirth 1989

Title: Howling V: The Rebirth
Year: 1989
Runtime: 96 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 1 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.81/5 stars from 2,039 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 2,039
MPAA Rating: R
Howling V: The Rebirth Cast Starring: Elizabeth Shé, Clive Turner, Elizabeth Shé, Philip Davis, William Shockley, Mark Sivertsen, Mary Stavin, Phil Davis, Renáta Szatler, Victoria Catlin, Ben Cole, Stephanie Faulkner, Nigel Triffitt, Jill Pearson, József Madaras, Renáta Szatler, József Madaras
Howling V: The Rebirth Writers: Gary Brandner, Freddie Rowe, Clive Turner
Howling V: The Rebirth Director: Neal Sundstrom
Production: Live Home Video
Language: English, Hungarian
Country: UK