Episode 88. Cult Classic: The Howling (1981)


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We’re *virtually* live from Salem Horror Fest this year and we’re talking about sexy werewolves and not-so-sexy wellness with Joe Dante’s The Howling. From cultish retreats to women in media, Alex and Andrea go to the darkest reaches of the p0rn theatre…
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The Howling. Dir. Joe Dante, 1981.


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