Howling VI: The Freaks (1991) Movie Review

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Howling VI: The Freaks (1991)

1991 | R | Horror, Drama, Comedy
102 minutes / 1h 42min

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Howling VI: The Freaks Plot Synopsis:

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

Howling VI: The Freaks (1991) Review

Hope Perello directed Howling VI: The Freaks (1991) is one of the lower points in the Howling franchise of werewolf films but still better than some of the other The Howling (1981) sequels. It is also the first Howling movie to include a vampire into the series opening the possibilities to a more extensive assortment of monster creatures.

Howling VI: The Freaks is about a carnival owner housing many human oddities as an exploitation but at the same time almost a refuge for these creatures. A young werewolf gets trapped and is held against his will in the carnival.

Howling VI: The Freaks tries to save The Howling franchise, but I think with the low budget and the more economical spectrum actors it was a tougher venture than initially expected. We get a more in-depth look into the fear of the werewolf trapped in the carnival and the view of a safer place for the other attractions. The werewolf transformation is better than the other sequels, but the end product is a less captivating werewolf than it should have looked. In the end, Howling VI is not a werewolf movie I will watch again, but I respect the try to save the franchise.


  • Howling VI: The Freaks Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 4
  • Overall Score: 4.13
  • IMDB: 4.2

About Howling VI: The Freaks 1991

Title: Howling VI: The Freaks
Year: 1991
Runtime: 102 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Drama, Comedy
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.07/5 stars from 1,692 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 1,692
MPAA Rating: R
Howling VI: The Freaks Cast Starring: Deep Roy, Bruce Payne, Gary Carlos Cervantes, Brendan Hughes, Elizabeth Shé, Elizabeth Shé, Robert Reynolds, Gerry Black, Sean Sullivan, Antonio Fargas, Ben Kronen, Jeremy West, Courtney Pakiz, Sheila Lane, Terri Hoyos, Michele Matheson, Elena Bertagnolli, Joe Gieb, Steven A. Lane, Carol Lynley, Jered Barclay, Jennifer Trinkner, Vincent Fazzari, Christopher Morley, Shaunery Stevens, Randy Pelish, Kathleen Perryman, James E. Webb, John A. Neris, Loarn Michels
Howling VI: The Freaks Writers: Gary Brandner, Kevin Rock
Howling VI: The Freaks Director: Hope Perello
Production: Live Home Video
Language: English
Country: UK