* CreatorBacklash: Creator/ChristopherLee was not happy with the second movie. When he landed a role in ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'', Lee actually apologized to Creator/JoeDante.
* DawsonCasting: Robert Picardo was 28 when he played the "kid" Eddie, though it is unclear just how old Eddie actually is.
* DuelingMovies: Set against ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''.
* FranchiseKiller: ''Howling VII: New Moon Rising'' effectively killed the franchise for sixteen years until 2011 when the series was rebooted.
* 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: Creator/ChristopherLee as heroic occult expert Stefan Crosscoe in ''The Howling II''.
* TypeCasting: Dee Wallace as yet another horror victim.
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