Howl (2015)

Last Train. Full Moon. All Change.
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  • RT Rating 64%
  • IMDB Rating 5.3

Critic Reviews:

...is it a scary creature film? Decidedly no. It takes a long time to do anything. A friend shared with me she thought the film was based on a common human terrifying fear: enclosed space. That’s the time they are stuck on the train. This squeezes the tension and makes the film uncomfortable.


A werewolf movie without humour is like a vampire picture without prosthetic teeth. And for all the slavering creatures trying to chew their way on board the stranded commuter train in Paul Hyett’s British monster movie, the absence of levity is more of a problem than the lack of tension.


Howl packs quite a lot into its 89 minute run-time and, for the most part, its cast of miscreants are quite fun to be around–the fate of one or two of them is even kind of sad, in a way. As werewolf movies go, it isn’t exactly An American Werewolf In London, or even Late Phases, but the creatures look great, they inspire genuine fear and Hyett should be applauded for doing something different with the formula.