|Directed by:||Paul Hyett|
|Written by:||Mark Huckerby; Nick Ostler|
|Produced by:||Lee Brazier; Geoffrey Dedieu; Simon Foster; Ed King; Martin Gentiles; Mark Huckerby; Nick Ostler|
|Music by:||Paul E. Francis|
|Edited by:||Agnieszka Liggett|
|Released:||August 15th, 2015|
|Running time:||89 min.|
Howl is a British independent horror film of the werewolf fiction subgenre. It was directed by Paul Hyett with a screenplay written by Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler. It was produced by Starchild Pictures and was first screened at Fantasy Filmfest in Germany on August 5th, 2015. It was first shown in the United Kingdom at Film4 FrightFest on August 31st, 2015. It premiered in the United States at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival on October 3rd, 2015. The movie stars Ed Speleers as Joe Griffin - a security guard on a train bound for Eastborough. Unsatisfied with his career, he also earns the scorn of some of the passengers on the Alpha Trax red-eye; but Joe's troubles are nothing compared to what he has to deal with when a pack of werewolves attack the train at Thornton Forest.
Cast[edit | edit source]
Note: Cast is taken from the full cast list at the end of the movie. Cast members are listed alphabetically by last name.
|Phelim Kelly||Man on platform|
|Ross Mullan||Lead female werewolf - blonde|
|Robert Nairne||Female werewolf - Hunchback|
|Ryan Oliva||Lead werewolf - Scar|
|Joel Phillimore||Female werewolf - bald|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The tagline for this film is "Last train. Full moon. All change".
- Howl (2015) redirects to this page.
- There are a total of eighteen credited cast members in this film.
- Actors Duncan Preston and Sean Pertwee both receive a "With" title credit a the beginning of the film.
- Joe Griffin is the only character whose full name is given in this film. His surname is revealed on his rejection letter from Alpha Trax Trains.
- The registry number of the train seen in this film is 78482.
- Sean Pertwee's character's name is Tony, even though in the credits he is listed as just "Driver".
Fun Facts[edit | edit source]
- Actor Sean Pertwee is also known for playing Sergeant Harry G. Wells in the 2002 film Dog Soldiers. Both films feature the English countryside, and involve werewolves. In both films, Sean Pertwee makes reference to "sausage". In both films, his character gets eviscerated by a werewolf.
- Actress Shauna Macdonald is also known for playing the role of Sarah Carter in the 2005 film The Descent, and its 2009 sequel The Descent Part 2.
- Actress Rosie Day did her own stunts in this film.
- Paul Hyett also directed The Seasoning House in 2012. Actors Rosie Day and Sean Pertwee appeared in that film as well.