The Howling Trivia
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Rewind ArchiveWhen the credits draw to an end, there is a small sequence from "The Wolfman."
Thanks to John Paul GreenDick Miller cameos as Walter Paisley, the bookstore owner. Not only did Miller cameo in many a Dante movie, (including Gremlins and its sequel), as Dante considers him a lucky charm, but he played characters called Walter Paisley in Chopping Mall (1986), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Hollywood Boulevard (1976) and for the first time, in Roger Corman's A Bucket of Blood (1959).
Rewind ArchiveThere were at least 10 characters in the movie that were actually named after directors of other werewolf movies.
Rewind ArchiveCAMEOS: John Sayles- as the morgue attendant; Roger Corman - (notorious penny-pincher, made fun of); J. Ackerman - "Forrest".
Thanks to GregDee Wallace (Karen White) and Chris Stone (R. William Neill) were actually husband and wife, sadly, Chris Stone passed away due to a heart attack in October, 1995.
Rewind ArchiveActually released 1st of January, 1981.
Thanks to James ridingerDennis Dugan the actor that plays chris in 'The Howling' is the director of the movies, "The Benchwarmers", "Big Daddy", "Happy Gilmore", "I now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry", and the new Adam Sandler film "You don't mess with the Zohan". He often plays small cameos in his own films!
It was originally intended to have the scream Dee does at the end of the movie dubbed in with special effects, but she asked director, Joe Dante, "Come on, at least give me a shot at it!" - It worked out so well, they kept Dee's original scream and just echoed it.
Thanks to M NSlim Pickins is an accomplished rodeo rider and has appeared in films like Blazzing Saddles and 1941.
Originally, Karen wasn't going to be shown as a werewolf, but the test audiences all wanted it, so the Director asked Dee if she would mind? (she was filing Cujo at the time). She said "okay, but can you please give her some vulnerability because she's faught so hard?" They came up with the 'pretty' werewolf that was actually a hand puppet.
Stephen Speilberg was/is a huge fan of the film, and that was where he spotted Dee Wallace for the role of Mary in E.T.
Thanks to Johnney PerkinsRob Bottin, the special effects creator was also used years later on another Joe Dante film Innerspace.
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "The Howling".
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