Trivia / The Howling

  • Creator Backlash: Christopher Lee was not happy with the second movie. When he landed a role in Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Lee actually apologized to Joe Dante.
  • Dawson Casting: Robert Picardo was 28 when he played the "kid" Eddie, though it is unclear just how old Eddie actually is.
  • Dueling Movies: Set against An American Werewolf in London.
  • Franchise Killer: Howling VII: New Moon Rising effectively killed the franchise for sixteen years until 2011 when the series was rebooted.
  • No Budget: 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 Special Effect Failure in the roughly thirty seconds that we see the film's werewolf...
  • Playing Against Type: Christopher Lee as heroic occult expert Stefan Crosscoe in The Howling II.
  • Type Casting: Dee Wallace as yet another horror victim.