4K Restoration of THE HOWLING Coming To U.S. Theaters in October!

Rialto Pictures will play the all-new 4K restoration of Joe Dante’s seminal werewolf film, THE HOWLING in U.S. theaters across the nation beginning on October 20th. In the UK, there will be a corresponding 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray release on October 25th. Get more details including the list of theaters down below. We can only hope the Blu will get a stateside release as well in the near future.

Rialto Pictures will introduce theatrically the new 4K restoration of Joe Dante’s classic horror thriller The Howling (1981), starring Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, and Belinda Balaski. The 4K restoration will be screened in theaters across the nation on October 20.

In the United Kingdom, StudioCanal will release the 4K restoration on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray on October 25. Complete details for this upcoming releases are included below.

Studio description: Imagine your worst fear a reality with this brand new 4K 40th anniversary restoration of The Howling, approved by Director Joe Dante (Gremlins). With ground-breaking special effects by Rob Bottin (The Thing, The Fog, Total Recall), The Howling has been stunningly restored for a new generation of horror fans. Graphically violent, sexually explicit and nightmarishly intense, it remains one of the most original werewolf movies of the eighties. After an intense confrontation with a serial killer, news anchor Karen White (Dee Wallace) is left traumatised and suffering from amnesia. In need of recovery, Karen takes refuge within “The Colony”, a country retreat organised by her psychiatrist Dr Waggner (Patrick Macnee). But things at “The Colony” aren’t as idyllic as they originally seemed and as blood curdling screams break the midnight silence, Karen’s memories slowly begin to come into focus.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEW Inside the Career of Joe Dante – newly produced featurette examining the career and legacy of Joe Dante
  • Welcome to Werewolfland – a look back into the special effects of The Howling
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes – These outtakes will leave you howling!
  • Five collectible artcards
  • Booklet – 20-page illustrated booklet featuring original press kit, new stills and essay
  • Poster – exclusive new poster for the 4K restoration of the film
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature



October 20, 22 – 28      Los Angeles, CA    LANDMARK’S NUART THEATRE

October 20 – 26      New York, NY    ALAMO LOWER MANHATTAN

October 20 – 26      Brooklyn, NY    ALAMO DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN

October 20 – 26      San Francisco, CA    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE NEW MISSION

October 20 – 26      Austin, TX    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE VILLAGE

October 20 – 26      San Antonio, TX    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE PARK NORTH

October 20 – 26      Omaha, NE    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE LA VISTA

October 20 – 26      Charlottesville, VA    ALAMO CHARLOTTESVILLE

October 20 – 26      Katy, TX    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE LACENTERRA

October 20 – 26      Lubbock, TX    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE LUBBOCK

October 20 – 26      Winchester, VA    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE WINCHESTER

October 20 – 26      El Paso, TX    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE MONTECILLO

October 20 – 26      Springfield, MO    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE SPRINGFIELD

October 20 – 26      Corpus Christi, TX    ALAMO CORPUS CHRISTI

October 20 – 26      Raleigh, NC    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE RALEIGH

October 20 – 26      Denver, CO    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE SLOANS LAKE

October 20 – 26      Yonkers, NY    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE YONKERS

October 20 – 26      Richardson, TX    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE RICHARDSON

October 20 – 26      Austin, TX    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE SOUTH LAMAR

October 21    Knoxville, TN      KNOXVILLE HORROR FEST

October 21 – 24      Columbus, OH    GATEWAY FILM CENTER

October 29 – 30      Chicago, IL    GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER

October 30, November 1 & 3      Silver Spring, MD    AFI SILVER THEATRE

USA, 1981
Director: Joe Dante
Producer: Jack Conrad, Michael Finnell
Cast: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Slim Pickens
Screenwriter: John Sayles, Terence H. Winkless
Cinematography: John Hora
Music: Pino Donaggio
Genre: Horror
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Language: English
Running Time: 91 minutes

Karen White (Dee Wallace), a LA news anchor with a serial killer for a stalker, leads the man into a trap where the police are able to kill him. In order to recover from the traumatic event, she and her husband are sent to “The Colony,” a country resort where their marriage is tested by the fact that there are vicious werewolves everywhere.

Awards and Recognition:
Best Horror Film (Saturn Awards, 1981)
Best Make-up and Best Special Effects nominations (Saturn Awards, 1981)

Source: Rialto Pictures/Blu-ray.com

About Michael Juvinall (6337 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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