Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985) sort of starts where The Howling (1981) ends with Karen White dying after she’d transformed into a werewolf. After the flashback scenes end that’s all forgotten. I find it interesting that this is based on Gary Brander’s novel The Howling II when nothing like this happened in the book. The first was like that too, so I guess it’s OK.
There are so many things that I don’t understand about this movie, like why Mariana didn’t change completely and why the effects/costuming wasn’t as good as the first. Or why Christopher Lee was in this; he must have needed the money. I know he’s a B-movie star, but this is barely that. Then there’s Sybil Danning. Really? Are you a dominatrix, witch, or werewolf? At least they brought the good ole cheese.
The best part of the movie (besides when it ended) was the track Howling by Stephen Parsons that is played throughout the movie…well, snippets of it; that’d be weird if it was stuck on repeat. Another cool thing is an electronic relic, the humongous VCR.
I don’t recommend you going out of your way to see Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf. It would’ve been so much better had it been a teen horror that was popular at the time. I give it 2.5 out of 5 Stars.
Next week, I’ll be talking about Howling III: The Marsupials (1987), so you’ll want to check that out.