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

Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch (original title)
A man discovers that his sister was a werewolf, and helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and eastern Europe.

Director:

Philippe Mora

Writers:

Gary Brandner (novel), Robert Sarno (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Stefan Crosscoe
Annie McEnroe ... Jenny Templeton
Reb Brown ... Ben White
Marsha A. Hunt ... Mariana
Sybil Danning ... Stirba
Judd Omen ... Vlad
Ferdy Mayne ... Erle (as Ferdinand Mayne)
Patrick Field Patrick Field ... Deacon
Jimmy Nail ... Dom
Steven Bronowski Steven Bronowski ... Moon Devil
James Crawford James Crawford ... American Priest (as James M. Crawford)
Jirí Krytinár ... Vasile (as Jiri Krytinar)
Ladislav Krecmer Ladislav Krecmer ... Father Florin
Jan Kraus ... Tondo
Petr Skarke Petr Skarke ... Konstantin
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Storyline

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 by Stefan Crosscoe, a mysterious gentleman who claims that Karen has actually become a werewolf. But this is the least of their worries... To save mankind, Stefan and Ben must travel to Transylvania to battle and destroy Stirba, the immortal queen of all werewolves, before she is restored to her full powers! Written by Matt Dotzenroth <smdotzen@compmore.net>

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Taglines:

Twice the terror! Twice the torment! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA | Czechoslovakia

Language:

English | Czech

Release Date:

4 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Howling II: It's Not Over Yet See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Philippe Mora on a recent commentary, when the crew arrived in soviet controlled Prague, he asked the local authority for a location to shoot the werewolves' lair. To his surprise, he was taken to a catholic church and was shown the church's crypt. He loved the location, but felt uneasy about doing scenes that contained nudity and killings in a church, so he went to the priest to tell him about what they are going to do, and, much to his surprise, the priest gave his permission! He was taken aback and asked the priest: "isn't this considered desecration?" to which, the priest replied: "absolutely! but we've been asking the soviets to allow a bishop from the Vatican to come visit us for years, and now they have to for sanctification". The next day, he received a call from the priest informing him that he called the Vatican and they gave him the go ahead. Philippe Mora also said that the soviets were impressed with him for not caring about shooting in a religious building, as they disliked the church and would do anything to annoy the Vatican. See more »

Goofs

Transylvania is in Romania, not Czechoslovakia. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stefan Crosscoe: For it is written: the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with her blood. And I saw her sent upon a hairy beast and she held forth a golden chalice full of the filthiness of fornications. And upon her forehead was written: "Behold I am the great mother of harlots and all abominations of the Earth."
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The closing credits run over what appear to be deleted scenes and alternate footage, along with the same scene of Sybil Danning ripping off her shirt, which is repeated 17 times. See more »

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One version of the HBO print features the title of Your Sister is a Werewolf, yet has the theatrical ending and credits. See more »

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Written by Stephen W. Parsons (as Stephen Parsons)
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User Reviews

"Your sister is a werewolf."
22 September 2002 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

I watched two Christopher Lee movies this weekend, Horror Hotel (Lee at his best) and Howling II (Lee at his worst). This is definitely the low point of the man's career. You can tell he did not want to be here and I feel so sorry for him. The "film" is pretty bad...but it's funny at the same time. I almost peed in my pants when Reb Brown (Captain America himself) ran into the room and screamed "BOO!!" The man is a comic genius and it's laugh out loud funny. Equally funny are the exploding dwarf, the drunken werewolf orgy, and the use of the eighties swipe (that device used to cut from scene to scene). We get some of the corniest swipes ever; a fan, diamond, swirl, and just the classic swipe are all used. Perhaps the funniest thing comes in the credits. The scene where Sybil Danning strips her clothes off is shown 10, count em, 10 times again over the credits. This does not compensate for the crappiness of the movie though. The most unbearable quality about the flick is the lighting. You can't see anything. If there is any werewolf action going on here, you can't see it! It's so dark and sometimes very painful to watch. Howling II is worth watching only if you're a Reb Brown fan or if you want to see Christopher Lee wearing some ridiculously cool eighties sunglasses, or maybe to see some Frankie Goes To Hollywood-lookin' band sing a song about "the pale, pale light of the moonglow."


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