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Showing posts from May, 2015

The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill.


In with the Old and Out with the New: Afternoon at the Movies

Marsupials: The Howling III


I think one of the hardest horror films to make is a satire. Every horror filmmaker, particularly those on the indie circuit, seems to have tried their hand at a horror comedy, but the satire is a bit more difficult. A satire on something quite popular within horror—whether it be vampires, werewolves, or the undead—oftentimes has to be balanced between a poking fun at its subject in an ingenious or clever way and giving what the horror fans crave (that being horror). 
When Philip Mora’s Howling III opens, I was afraid he would once again tread the same pratfalls that damaged his previous installment in the Howling franchise. A wide-smiling tribe seems well pleased with the werewolf they have captured. It appears as if this is a ruse as those in front of the camera seem to be guided by the person behind the camera; yet, this is considered plausible evidence of a werewolf by what the film considers a certifiable scientist. When he talks with others about this, they consider his s…