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I went visiting the filming locations of the The Howling, a 1981 horror film directed by Joe Dante. Based on the novel of the same name by Gary Brandner, the screenplay is written by John Sayles and Terence H. Winkless. The original music score is composed by Pino Donaggio.
Plot : After assisting the police in capturing “Eddie Quist”(Robert Picardo)., a serial killer who had been preying on the homeless, news anchor Karen White (Dee Wallace-Stone) needs a rest and at her psychiatrist’s suggestion heads to The Colony, his own clinic. Her role in capturing Eddie had been quite traumatic and Karen can’t picture his face. Once at the clinic however, strange events lead her to believe that her life is in danger. What she does not realize is that the clinic is located near a den of werewolves.
The Howling was also notable for its special effects, which were considered to be extremely convincing at the time. The transformation scenes were created by Rob Bottin, who had also worked with Dante on Piranha. Rick Baker was the original effects artist for the film, but left the production to work on the John Landis film An American Werewolf in London, handing over the effects work to Rob Bottin. Bottin’s most celebrated effect was the on-screen transformation of Eddie Quist, which involved air bladders under latex facial applications to give the illusion of transformation.
The movie was mainly shot in Mendocino, CA.
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