Sixteen years after Howling VII (1995) was released comes The Howling: Reborn (2011); I think they waited that long because of the dreadfulness of the previous film. This one has some good tongue-in-cheek times, like when one of the characters makes fun of all the other films in the franchise because they were all “old” people.
I don’t know if making it a teen horror was the best idea, but they did it anyway. I’m a fan of teen horror, don’t get me wrong, it’s just it changes the feel of the franchise. The elements are what you’d expect, and it takes a while for them to get there, but at least it kept me interested and entertained. It just could’ve been better. In these times of technology, I thought there’d be more gore, effects, etc., but alas, it was minimal and mainly at the end.
I liked The Howling: Reborn even though it’s nothing special, so I gave it 3 out of 5 Stars.