Howling: New Moon Rising
|Howling: New Moon Rising|
|Directed by||Clive Turner|
|Produced by||Clive Turner|
|Screenplay by||Clive Turner|
|Music by||Guy Moon|
|Edited by||Clive Turner|
|Distributed by||New Line Home Video|
Howling: New Moon Rising is a 1995 direct-to-video horror film directed, produced, and written by Clive Turner, the seventh film in the The Howling film series. The film reuses footage from the previous three sequels in the Howling series (Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, Howling V: The Rebirth, Howling VI: The Freaks) and features characters from each film. The plot has a detective in the film uncover several clues that connect events of the latter part of the series. It was followed by The Howling: Reborn in 2011.
An Australian man named Ted (Clive Turner), intricately connected to the previous three Howling films, arrives in a small western town where he begins to mingle with the local townsfolk, secretly recording his own enigmatic agendas into a tape recorder in his hotel room. At the same time a number of mysterious slayings appearing to be the work of a large animal begin to occur in the area. A detective (John Ramsden) investigates the case, helped by a priest (John Huff) who is certain the killings are the work of a werewolf, leading the two of them to uncover several clues that connect events from the previous three films in the series.
- John Ramsden as Detective
- Ernest Kester as Ernie
- Clive Turner as Ted Smith
- John Huff as Father John
- Elizabeth Shé as Mary Lou Summers
- Jaqueline Armitage as Jaqueline
- Jim Lozano as Jim
- Robert Morwell as Bob
- Jim Brock as Brock
- Cheryl Allen as Cheryl
- Sally Harkham as Eveanne
- Claude Allen as Pappy
- Harriet Allen as Harriet
- Bonnie Lagassa as Bonnie
- Jack Holder as Jack
- Romy Windsor as Marie Adams
TV Guide remarked that the film was "a new low for the franchise." Dread Central gave the film a negative review, likening it to Mystery Science Theater 3000 fare. Bloody Disgusting also gave a negative review, stating that the film "ranks right up there with Troll 2 as the most hilarious bad movie ever made" and that they believed that the film kept the names of the actors and the town to "cut down on the people forgetting each others names because they had a hard enough time remembering their lines".
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- "The Howling: New Moon Rising (review)". Bloody Disgusting. October 22, 2004. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2014.