It’s time for more eighties horror with the third outing in the Howling series. So without further ado here’s my Howling III blu-ray review.
- Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)
- Blu-ray – Import
- Genre: Horror
- Directed by Philippe Mora
- UK Rating N/A
- Discs: 1
- Released By Umbrella Entertainment
- Blu-ray Released: 15 March 2020
A female werewolf in the Australian outback decides to leave her family and seek a new life in the city. She meets a film producer and fails in love. However the government are on the hunt for werewolf’s to conduct research on.
Style / Direction
The film was directed by Philippe Mora whilst Louis Irving handled the cinematography.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Allan Zavod.
Acting / Characters
The acting is played very much as a comedy horror but even so it’s not great.
- Barry Otto as Professor Harry Beckmeyer
- Imogen Annesley as Jerboa
- Max Fairchild as Thylo
- Ralph Cotterill as Professor Sharp
- Leigh Biolos as Donny Martin
- Frank Thring as Jack Citron
- Michael Pate as President
- Barry Humphries as Academy Awards Presenter
- Carole Skinner as Yara
- Brian Adams as General Miller
- Christopher Pate as Agent
- Dagmar Bláhová as Olga Gork
- Burnham Burnham as Kendi
- Steve Shaw as Horror Movie Actor
Conclusion: Howling III: The Marsupials (1987) Film Review
I reviewed the first two Howling films a while back and I didn’t enjoy either of them. This third outing is no better in fact is just plain silly without any real point. It’s not a great comedy horror or regular horror. I strongly recommend giving it a miss.
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Conclusion: Howling III Blu-ray Review
The bad news is this version I’m reviewing is a blu-ray import. The good news is the picture quality is very good. It’s only during the dark scenes where the image becomes a little noisy.
If you did like the movie then the included extras are pretty good and worth a look.
- Audio Commentary with Philippe Mora
- Philippe Mora Interview (15 mins)
- Not Quite Hollywood Interviews (19 mins)
Popcorn Cinema Rating: Howling III (1987)
MOVIE RATING: AVOID
BLU-RAY RATING: VERY GOOD
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Howling III (1987) Film Trailer
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version
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Summary: Howling III (1987) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Howling III (1987)
Duration: 98 mins
Director(s): Barry Otto, Imogen Annesley, Max Fairchild, Ralph Cotterill, Leigh Biolos, Frank Thring, Michael Pate, Barry Humphries
Actor(s): Barry Otto,
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
A pretty poor werewolf horror movie
- Blu-ray Picture Quality
- Awful Film
- No UK Blu-ray Release