Howling V: The Rebirth

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Howling V:
The Rebirth
Holwing-v. The Rebirth.jpg
Directed by Neal Sundstrom
Produced by Gary Barber
Harvey Goldsmith
Steven A. Lane
Robert Pringle
Edward Simons
Clive Turner
Written by Source novels:
Gary Brandner
Freddie Rowe
Clive Turner
Starring Phil Davis
Victoria Catlin
Elizabeth Shé
Ben Cole
Lee Pembleton
Music by The Factory
Cinematography Arledge Armenaki
Edited by Claudia Finkle
Bill Swenson
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date
  • 1989 (1989)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,000,000

Howling V: The Rebirth is a 1989 direct-to-video horror film directed by Neal Sundstrom from the screenplay by Freddie Rowe and Clive Turner, and filmed in Budapest, Hungary. Starring Phil Davis, Victoria Catlin, Elizabeth She, Ben Cole, and William Shockley. The Rebirth is the fifth entry in the series of seven stand-alone films with loose continuity.

International Video Entertainment released it to video in 1989 and released on DVD as a double feature with Howling VI: The Freaks in 2003 by Artisan Home Entertainment and in 2007 by Timeless Media Group.


After being shuttered for over 500 years following a horrific, intentionally staged family massacre, a mysterious Hungarian castle opens its doors with the apparent intention of attracting tourist business. A diverse group of people from different parts of the globe is assembled at the eerie dwelling after having been chosen when they applied for a visa. But once they arrive some begin to wonder if there is more going on than meets the eye. First they hear terrible stories about savage packs of wolves that used to roam the area and then people begin to disappear, only some of whom are found later with their throats torn out. It soon becomes clear that a murderer is among them, and the culprit may only partially be human.

However, as the story progresses and the ultimate truth is revealed, ties between predator, prey and the very castle itself will be fatally exposed.


  • Philip Davis as The Count
  • Victoria Catlin as Dr. Catherine Peake
  • Elizabeth Shé as Marylou Summers
  • Ben Cole as David Gillespie
  • William Shockley as Richard Hamilton
  • Mark Sivertsen as Jonathan Lane
  • Stephanie Faulkner as Gail Cameron
  • Mary Stavin as Anna
  • Clive Turner as Ray Price
  • Nigel Triffitt as The Professor
  • Jill Pearson as Eleanor
  • József Madaras as Peter
  • Renáta Szatler as Susan

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