Joe Dante's THE HOWLING, written by John Sayles early in his career as independent auteur
and screenwriter-for-hire, revitalized werewolf movies, giving the classic legend a hip new spin. But the sequels have been a sorry bunch, with derivative stories, cheap thrills and sub-par special
effects. HOWLING VI - THE FREAKS is easily not only the best of them, striking out in an entirely new direction, but an interesting movie in its own right.
It's scorching hot in the isolated town of Canton Bluff. Crops are dying, farms are failing, and even the local bank has seen better days. Handsome young Ian (Brendan Hughes)--who seems haunted by some secret sorrow--d...