THE PLOT THUS FAR
High-school loner Will Kidman finally asks out the girl of his dreams, the reclusive Eliana Wynter. But Will also discovers a dark secret from his past – that he is a member of a werewolf clan. Even worse, he must also fight a pack of werewolves who are hellbent on killing both him and his new girlfriend.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
After pining for reclusive fellow high schooler Eliana Wynter for years, young Will Kidman realizes he may finally have a chance with her. The catch? To claim his beloved Eliana, Will must surrender to his own recently discovered werewolf powers.
Why do teenagers have to ruin everything about genre franchises? “The Howling Reborn” is the latest attempt at trying to force Stephanie Meyer style endeavors into every aspect of pussied-out horror. I don’t care about kids falling in love in horror movies. Do you remember the love story in “Near Dark”? Hell if I do, but I sure as hell remember Bill Paxton slashing that dude’s throat open with his boot spur.
The Blu-Ray comes with a director’s commentary and a production featurette. The 1080p transfer is pretty sharp, but it lacks any major punch-up. The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track is really impressive for a release like this. Still, you can’t polish a turd of a movie. In the end, I’d recommend avoiding the title unless you’re under the age of 16.
RELEASE DATE: 10/18/2011