* CreatorBacklash: ChristopherLee was not happy with the second movie. When he landed a role in ''[[{{Film/Gremlins}} Gremlins 2: The New Batch]]'', Lee actually apologized to Creator/JoeDante.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Dee Wallace was already fairly well-known at the time of the film's release, having appeared in ''10'' and the original ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes'', but nowadays most people know her as Elliot's mom in ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial''.
** Robert Picardo of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' fame made his big screen debut in the first film.
** [[Series/TheAvengers John Steed]] and [[Creator/JohnCarradine that guy who appeared in every movie ever]] are members of the first werewolf pack.
** The second film has Creator/RebBrown, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment motherfuckers]]! Also, ChristopherLee.
** [[Film/SpaceMutiny Big McLargeHuge]] plays Ben White in ''The Howling II''.
** Dame Edna Everage is the Academy Award presenter at the end of ''Howling III''. Yes, we mean that literally.
** [[Series/DoctorWho Lucius Petrus Dextrus]] plays the FakeUltimateHero in ''Howling V''.
** Lindsey Shaw, of NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide, plays the main love interest in ''The Howling Reborn''.
* NoBudget: Though the exact budget of ''New Moon Rising'' isn't known, clues to just how minimal it was are the fact that it was shot on video, and only had four actual actors (one of whom was also the writer-producer-director-editor-accountant, and another of whom was returning from ''IV'') with all the other actors being just random townsfolk playing themselves. In addition, about a quarter of the film is stock footage from ''IV'' and ''V'', and another big chunk is {{Padding}} consisting of line dancing and people sitting around drinking. Then there's the copious level of SpecialEffectFailure in the roughly thirty seconds that we see the film's werewolf...
* PlayingAgainstType: ChristopherLee as heroic occult expert Stefan Crosscoe in ''The Howling II''.
* TypeCasting: Dee Wallace as yet another horror victim.
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