Films: The Howling (1981), Howling 2: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985), Howling 3: The Marsupials (1987), Howling 4: The Original Nightmare (1988), Howling 5: The Rebirth (1989), Howling 6: The Freaks (1991), The Howling: New Moon Rising (1995), The Howling: Reborn (2011)
Alias: Various, most notably Eddie "the Mangler" and Marsha Quist, Bill Neill, Queen Stirba, Jerboa, Thylo, Olga Gorki, Kendi, Eleanor, Richard Adams, Ian Richards, Kathryn Kidman, Eliana Winter
Location: Forest/Civilized area/Haunted home
Height/Weight: That of average humans.
Affiliation: Good (Jerboa, Ian, Eliana), Evil (the rest)
Summary: Some trends just don't know when to stop spreading like wildfire. We can tolerate most of them, but only because none of them are all that dangerous. That is, as dangerous as say, lycanthropy...
History: The Colony was supposedly a resort for those trying to get their lives together. In truth, it was a gathering of werewolves led by one hoping to find harmony between man and beast. But most of the werewolves were more interested in letting the bestial side take over due to how fun it was. And if the sequels are anything to go by, many others agree.
Notable Kills: That ballet scene from the third one is sure to be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Mainly how hilarious it was.
Final Fate: Many times over, werewolves are killed and/or ousted as freaks across the franchise. There have been some good werewolves, including one who fought a vampire, but ultimately, it's the sociopaths and villains who like to keep the furry look. As of recently, the world is now fully aware of werewolves, and prepared to lead a mass purge...
Powers/Abilities: Can turn into wolf form on a whim.
Weakness: Silver bullets, anything conventional. Also, random vampire weaknesses in the second film.
Scariness Factor: 3.5-If we were solely going on about the first film, they would be rated as scarier. They're visceral, they're feral, and like many werewolves at the time, their transformations don't look fun. The sequels go up and down in terms of quality, with the third being the absolute nadir (wolf-nuns?!). But at least that was fun.
Trivia: -The first film was based on a novel by Gary Bradner, but director Joe Dante viewed it as too poe-faced at the time, preferring a more humorous, self-aware script. The fourth film sticks to the book a bit more closely.
-Although Rick Baker balked on this film due to his obligations to "An American Werwolf in London", an assistant by the name of Rob Bottin took his place. Based on critical reception, he did a good job.