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The Howling

Released 1981
Distributor AVCO Embassy

1981 turned out to be the Year of the Werewolf, enticing horror fans with American Werewolf, Full Moon High, Wolfen, and the first out of the gate, Joe Dante’s buff-oriented mixture of lupine chills and hip chuckles. An unexpected hit, it spawned six sequels and a semi-remake: the Howling Reborn (2011)

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.