I am very appreciative of this lil' gem. This is the movie that got me interested in werewolves in the first place. It was late on a sunday night (I was still in school) when I was flipping through the channels and caught this one on. Right away, I got pulled into this genre.
As you're aware, it's set in Australia and deals with Marsupial were-kangaroos trying to survive and stay out of man's territory. The secret is spilled out into the open as werewolf Jerboa Jerboa (Two First Names) runs away from the colony she's part of in the Australian bush. Once she makes her way to Sydney, she meets Donnie, a young Assistant Director for Shape Shifters Part 8. After offering her a job on the movie, he begins to realize that she'd not normal. Trouble ensues on a large scale when not only does Jerboa's new boyfriend find out she's a werewolf, but after an accident, the hospital and government too learn about her. It's up to her and her boyfriend to survive as they go on the run together.
The special effects aren't too shabby and the 80's music is great.There are also
excellent performances by Barry Otto, Imogen Annlsey, Ralph Cotterill and
Michael Pate. It's rare to find that quality in cheesy 80's movies.
The treatment for the DVD is a great bargain. We've got 2 trailers, 1 photo gallery, director's commentary (Highly Recommended!), 5.0 surround sound and of course the feature film, brilliantly restored from 1987.
For $5.00 and under, that's a heck of a deal! Searching everywhere as I did in the city, I could only find this online, so I went on and reunited with it.
So if you're sure to stumble upon this title anywhere, be sure not to pass up the oppourtunity!
The Howling: 10/10
Howling II: 5/10
Howling III: 10/10
Howling IV: 3/10
Howling V: 9/10
Howling VI: 9/10
Pick this one up, Play it, and enjoy it!