The Howl trailer is here, and if you’ve been a werewolf fan lamenting the fall of the once terrifying creature to films like Twilight and The Howling Reborn, then you are going to love this.
The U.K.-based flick, which has not received a hard release date at this time, takes place aboard a night train that runs into a bit of bad luck (or is it?) near a wooded area. It doesn’t take long for the passengers aboard to figure out that they are not alone, and that whatever is out there waiting for them is much worse than any train crash could ever be.
What really stands out to me about this Howl trailer is the seeming embrace of practical effects over the horrid looking CGI stuff. The beast in the image above is reminiscent of Rick Baker’s work on An American Werewolf in London, which is probably The Godfather of werewolf movies.
The film — at least from the brief clip below — appears to take place mostly at night, and while it’s dark, it isn’t oppressively dark where you’re squinting to see things the whole time.
As a long-time lycanthrope lover, I’m excited for this one and hope that you will be, too. Without further ado, here is the Howl trailer.
Now that you’ve watched it, here are a few more details that are likely to pique your interest. If you watched 2012’s disturbing film The Seasoning House and enjoyed it, then you’ll be glad to know that Paul Hyett, that film’s director, is calling the shots here as well.
He’s also attached to The Swimming Hole, another horror-thriller that takes place on a floating dock in the middle of a lake.
Howl stars Ed Speleers, whom you may recognize as Jimmy Kent from Downton Abbey and Edward Seymour from Wolf Hall.
He’s joined by Holly Weston of Hollyoaks and John Carter. Also involved is Shauna Macdonald, whom Hyett previously worked with on The Descent: Parts 1 and 2.
In other words, Howl has a lot going for it, and if it gets a U.S. release, I’ll be there.
What did you think of the Howl trailer, werewolf fans?
[Image via Howl trailer screen grab]