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Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch

  • R
  • 1985-08-28
  • 01:31:00
5/ 10
114 votes
Categories:

Horror, Thriller

Ben White (Reb Brown) attends the funeral of his sister, journalist Karen White, the heroine of the previous film. Ben meets both Jenny Templeton (Annie McEnroe), one of Karen's colleagues, and Stefan Crosscoe (Christopher Lee), a mysterious interloper who tells him Karen was a werewolf. Providing videotaped evidence of the transformation – and turning up to destroy Karen as her undead body rises from the grave – Crosscoe convinces Ben and Jenny to accompany him to Transylvania to battle Stirba (Sybil Danning), an immortal werewolf queen. Along the way, the trio encounter Mariana (Marsha Hunt), another lusty werewolf siren, and her minion, Erle (Ferdy Mayne).

Arriving in the Balkans, Ben and company wander through an ethnic folk festival, unaware that Stirba is off in her nearby castle already plotting their downfall. Stirba seems to have witchcraft powers as well as being a werewolf, for she intones the Wiccan chant Eko Eko Azarak. Eventually, the adventurers battle with Stirba in an assault that involves disguised dwarfs, mutilated priests, and supernatural parasites, before Stirba is destroyed by Stefan at the cost of his own life. Ben and Jenny return home, where they become a couple and are greeted by a werewolf disguising as their neighbor's child. They go to the neighbor's house and ask about the child, to which the neighbor replies that he has no child, confirming their suspicions that the child was, in fact, a werewolf.

Reviewer - 13 November 2020
YES

I thought this was one of the best "Howling" movies made. It certainly shows the culture of the 80s with the outfits and attitudes. It's erotic and dark and everything a b-flick should be!

Reviewer - 13 November 2020
YES

Quite a lot of people say that this movie is terrible but what they are failing to realise is that this film was shot in 1983 and released in 1984 so for its time it is pretty good. Of course if you have never seen it in your life and then in the 21st century you watch it for the first time you are not going to give it top marks as you are used to all the latest effects and make up. I watched it when I was very young (about 7 years old) in the late 80's and thought it was fantastic - what kid wouldn't - I then saw it for sale and thought I would give it another go 18 years later. I too thought it was not that wonderful and I thought the effects were rubbish but I realised how old the movie was and the fact that one of the greatest movie legends of all time stars in the movie so I gave it 9/10.

Reviewer - 13 November 2020
YES

I am a huge fan of werewolf movies and part 1 is a good film just a little boring. this one is a lot faster paced than the first one but it barely shows the actual wolves and instead keeps showing them in a form in between human and werewolf- a fuzzy human. It isn't as good as the first(which isnt too awesome anyway) but enjoyably and compared to howling 7 (worst movie ever made) it is good.

Reviewer - 13 November 2020
YES

A great horror movie full of good music and thrilling atmosphere

Reviewer - 13 November 2020
YES

One thing I like about Howling II is that it's completely different from the first Howling and that's what we want, something different. We don't want a sequel that copies the first films plot. (Howling IV is different, it's more of a remake since they made it closer to the novel) We have Chirstopher Lee who always plays a good part as the Werewolf hunter and is a great actor. We have Reb Brown who plays Karen's brother Ben who doesn't take any s**t from these Werewolves especially when shooting them with a manly yell "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH" and also shouts "Told you we'd get all these fuzz balls!!!" And of course Sybil Danning as Stirba, a hot werewolf queen that kills her enemy's either by singer a chant that causes eyes to pop out or uses her staff with a bat creature on top.

The other thing I liked about this was the song "In the pale, pale light" by Babel and is played about five times in the movie. The Howling films have such good soundtracks like "Wipe these tears away" from Howling III and "Something evil, something dangerous" from Howling IV.

This film may not go for everyone but for those that like these kind of films then check out Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf. 10/10.

Phillipe Mora would return to write and direct Howling III: The Marsupials.