Howling III: The Marsupials

3.41 h 38 min1987PG-13
An obsessive sociologist studying a strange race of human-like marsupials in Australia falls in love with one of his subjects. Is this a dangerous combination?
Philippe Mora
Barry OttoImogen Annesley
English [CC]
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Philippe MoraCharles Waterstreet
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4.1 out of 5 stars

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electroaddictReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Howling 3: Stupid but Unique
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This is a difficult movie to review. There's a lot to dislike here. The story is terrible, the characters are garbage, there's a ton of boring scenes, etc... but then there are plenty of wild and crazy aspects that make it worth watching. For example, a marsupial werewolf woman gives birth to a little puppet that looks like a cross between a ghoulie and an ewok! Also, a charred werewolf skeleton rises from the dead to attack a man! I'd recommend watching this movie once, just to see how weird it can be. Howling 3 is NOT a classic, but there's a tiny bit of entertainment to be mined here.
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Padraic BakerReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pocket full of Werewolf Goodness.
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First off its an 80's B movie. A low budget Australian flick. However despite all of that it is a fun film. If you are looking for the standard werewolf film this is not the one for you. This film makes the humans the monsters and the Lycanthropes a race on the verge of extinction because of the humans. I liked it because the werewolves could control their changes, didn't do any full moon stuff. It also has interesting ideas about the Weres around the world being spiritually linked to a local predator. So that the Australian Were's where marsupial like the Tazmanian Wolf. It also has a Marsupial birth by the female lead. So there is an adorable baby werewolf in it. The film also captures the paranoia and politics of the cold war in this very well. So it is well worth the watch for somebody interested in a B movie with an interesting twist on the werewolf stories. I enjoyed it a lot.
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Y Chromosome 99Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
I don't care if I ever see it again.
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Saw this year's ago when I was a kid but not entirely. To sum it up it's garbage. Executed poorly but looked great on paper as the marsupial concept is awesome in itself. More goofy than a comedy as the only comedy was the film within the film. The original was and still is a masterpiece in comparison.
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Linda LeeReviewed in the United States on June 5, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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Disconnected scene.
Disconnected conversations.
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EireReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I like it
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I saw this several years ago and I liked it then and I still like it. Yeah, it's not a horror style werewolf movie and it is comedic but I still like it. It's not meant to win academy awards as some must think it is meant to do, but it is entertainment and it entertained me and that's what counts.
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BeaReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
A different kind of werewolf movie
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I thought I remembered this as being a gory horror movie; but it isn't. The scenes which would normally have gore instead have hilariously inept special effects. The story line is cute, and positive, with a happy ending. I chuckled through it, relieved not to have to mentally dodge bits of flying entrails.
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JP FishReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Low budget monster fun.
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Australian spin on werewolves. Kind of a no-brainer. Just role with it. Way better than Howling 2 .
Michael P. CiotoliReviewed in the United States on September 25, 2007
4.0 out of 5 stars
Highly Underated!!!
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I write this because I am a huge fan of this movie and other types of films like it (I'm also new at writing reviews, so don't sue me if my review has errors). For starters you've got to give Phillipe Mora credit for making this film (and he's no stranger to the series because he also directed "Howling II"), it was a gutsy move for him to play fun at the werewolf lengend for creating a new species of marsupial lycanthrope and to make them sympathatic creatures, this is showing a message of discrimination and racism, plus showing later on in the film human-werewolf realations. Another thing is the actors , sporting good performanses by Australian actor Barry Otto (father of "Lord of the Rings" Miranda Otto), the lovely Imogene Annesley (best known for her roles on "Farscape" and "Queen of the Damned"), the synical Ralph Cotteriel (who would later appear on the series "Ultraman Great"), and Czech actress Dasha Blahova as a recently defected Siberan ballarina (whose is in fact a classic werewolf). This is personaly my favorite of the "Howling" series because of its originallity and for a fact it was the first one I ever saw, I highly recomend it to anyone who is interested.
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