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Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985) starring Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt, Sybil Danning

Synopsis of Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf

At the end of the original The Howling, Karen White dies … and Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf begins at her funeral, with her bereaved brother Ben (Reb Brown) meets Stefan Crosscoe (Christopher Lee) who tries to convince him that his sister died as a werewolf, and along with reporter Jenny Templeton (Annie McEnroe) the trio head to Czechoslovakia to defeat Stirba (Sybil Danning), the Queen of all werewolves — before it’s too late.

Review of Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985) starring Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt, Sybil DanningThere have been any number of bad sequels to good movies — but few sequels have been as bad as Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf. There’s a host of reasons for that — bad acting, bad makeup, bad special effects that they look like they were made on somebody’s home computer — it’s a fairly long list.

The only good acting in Howling II is courtesy of horror movie veteran Christopher Lee, who turns in the good performance that we’ve come to expect. Unfortunately, the rest of the acting brings the movie down and makes Lee’s performance appear to be campy. The cliches come fast and furious, the plot is predictable, and the pacing appears slow.

Does Howling II have anything to commend it? Well, Sybil Danning flashes her cleavage a lot — it’s a poor excuse for acting ability. It’s one of those movies that are so bad that it’s enjoyable to watch with friends and make fun of it.

Editorial review of Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf

After countless millennia of watching, waiting and stalking, the unholy creatures known as werewolves are poised to inherit the earth. Legendary horror icon Christopher Lee faces off against sexy cult favorite Sybil Danning (Battle Beyond the Stars, Chained Heat, Grindhouse) in this terrifying descent into a world of nightmares that turns out to be all too real!

After newscaster Karen White’s shocking on-screen transformation and violent death (in the original The Howling), her brother Ben (Reb Brown, Yor, the Hunter of the Future) is approached by Stefan Crosscoe (Lee), a mysterious man who claims that Karen has, in fact, 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 (Danning), the immortal queen of all werewolves, before she is restored to her full powers!

Also starring Annie McEnroe (The Hand) and Marsha A. Hunt (Dracula A.D. 1972), directed by Philippe Mora (The Marsupials: The Howling III, Communion, The Beast Within), and driven by a pulsing punk-y soundtrack, this film is a no-holds-barred horror-fest that’ll rip your heart out… and you’ll like it.