Dr. Emery Forrest: But to take a stranger, a man injured in an accident, and give him a full inoculation of that serum.
Dr. Morgan Chambers: Yes, I'd almost forgotten about him. So much could fail if he should remember and tell someone what he knows about us. There's nothing else left but to-...
Dr. Emery Forrest: You're not going to kill him!
Dr. Morgan Chambers: You think he still wants to live after what he's become? It would be an act of charity.
"I just got a line on Dracula and the Monster. A certain Dr. Lajos has been receiving a lot of electrical equipment - just the type necessary to revive the Monster!"
"For it is written: the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with her blood. And I saw her sent upon a hairy beast and she held forth a golden chalice full of the filthiness of fornications. And upon her forehead was written: "Behold I am the great mother of harlots and all abominations of the Earth."
I know, I know. I'm supposed to list The Howling, but I'm not gonna, and I'll tell you why. Two words: Christopher. Lee. In addition the original movie is pretty well known and personally, I've always been on the fence about it. I liked it well enough, but it was "Your Sister is A Werewolf" that finally got me interested into exploring the Howling franchise further (hopefully I won't regret it...) Which brings us back to the infallible Christopher Lee, I discovered the ridiculous horror goodness while lost on a Christopher Lee jag one night and managed to fall in love beyond Lee's magnanamous presence thanks to the MTV rock n roll 80's flash, the music and the Transylvanian skull strewn, backdrop. Lycan orgies aside it's my favorite and I won't apologize... except maybe to Dee Wallace and the complete fail of the recreation of Karen White's demise from the first film, which the sequel pulls its premise from. Sorry Dee.
1. Silver Bullet (1985)
"The last full moon of that spring came a little more than a month before school let out for summer vacation. Our town's long nightmare began that night. The killing had begun. But at first, no one knew it.... "One fateful summer in the town of Tarker's Mills, Marty Coslaw (Corey Haim) and his sister Jane (Meghan Follows) are the only ones that know the truth about the murders plaguing their tiny, once peaceful town. A werewolf has moved in and only they can stop him.... A classic horror storyline if I ever saw it, but luckily, this 80's film has a charm and character all its own which I suppose we can thank Stephen King for. When I think of this movie, King isn't the first thing to come to mind, really even werewolved. Nope. It's Gary Busey ("Holy jumped-up baldheaded Jesus palomino!" Uncle Red, what big shiny teeth you have!) who totally steals this movie AND more importantly the church scene... you know the one I'm talking about if you've seen it. That scene stole my heart and has yet to give it back. The ensemble cast is also pretty amazing, with Everett McGill (always a satisfyingly bad guy) Terry O'Quinn (before becoming The Stepfather or Lost on that crazy island...), and Laurence Tierney with his "Peacemaker". I am disappointed every time I watch, however, that Jane never once wears her hair in braids for anyone to pull. But I guess since both Silver Bullet and Anne of Green Gables were released in 1985, it was a bit too soon for a pop culture nod... Still, to this day, whenever Meghan Follows pops up I want someone to pull her braids, which all I remember from that movie. Weird? Probably not.
What are some of your favorites?