An All-New Perspective on
The Most Successful Werewolf Franchise of All Time – The Howling – 2nd Edition

The Complete History of The Howling is an account of The Howling film franchise written by bestselling English author and 2018 Hall of Horror inductee Bryn Curt James Hammond (who also authored A Case for Murder: Brittany Murphy Files), with a foreword by Howling II’s Philippe Mora and a behind-the-scenes diary from Ghostbusters II FX artist William Forsche (Howling IV: The Original Nightmare). When The Howling premiered in 1981 the film introduced cinema-goers to an all-new kind of movie monster spawning seven Howling sequels as of 2018. The Complete History of The Howling is the first book to chronicle the making of all eight feature films, with new interviews from the series cast and crew and takes an in-depth look at the film’s source material by Gary Brandner, which began life in 1977 as a trilogy of books.

Relive the werewolf franchise that launched the careers of worldwide Scream Queen icons Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Sybil Danning (Halloween), Belinda Balaski (Gremlins), Ivana Milicevic (Casino Royale) and featured Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings), Barry Otto (Australia), including Michael T. Weiss (Disney’s Tarzan & Jane), Phil Davis (Casanova) and teen heartthrob Landon Liboiron (Truth or Dare).

Fully illustrated with never-before-seen photos, with a foreword by Philippe Mora (Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf, Howling III: The Marsupials), an all-new unofficial story arc by Nick Stead (Hybrid) and an editorial pictorial by Bill Forsche (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master), along with tracing the complex history of the wolf men from their earliest origins, this is the ultimate oral and visual memoir of the most successful werewolf horror franchise in the history of motion pictures.

“The Complete History of The Howling is an insightful overview of the dysfunctional film franchise written with passion and humour!” – Scott Weatherly, 20th Century Geek

“Bryn is nothing less than exhaustive in his approach to the material.” – Horror Screams Video Vault

“It’s gorgeous! Filled with rare photos and in-depth information on the iconic franchise” – Nick Bond, Dark Universe

“A definitive compendium behind the scenes of the most successful werewolf franchise ever, MUST READ!” – Philip Rogers, Blazing Minds

“An excellent read, recommended for anyone who fancies themself a hardcore fan of The Howling franchise.”


A must read for any fan of “The Howling” franchise!

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About author Bryn Curt James Hammond

Hall of Horror inductee Bryn Curt James Hammond is an eminent writer of non-fiction literature. His best-selling book A Case for Murder: Brittany Murphy Files examines the days and actions of people surrounding the 8 Mile actress leading up to her untimely death and the death of Simon Mark Monjack. The series A Case for Murder additionally recounts other high-profile sensational deaths considered a crime in the public’s court of opinion, including Aaliyah, Anna Nicole Smith and Heath Ledger.

In addition to his True Crime series Bryn Curt James Hammond is a successful film critic whose quotes have appeared on no less than 100 DVD covers, including Devil’s Playground (Danny Dyer), Psychosis (Charisma Carpenter), Paradise Lost (Josh Duhanel) and Growth (Mircea Monroe).

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