For people hankering for more stories like “Twilight,” you’re in luck. Anchor Bay Films’ “The Howling Reborn” will soon be out on DVD and Blu-ray October 18. The film, which is being called “‘Twilight’ with bite,” stars Lindsey Shaw, Landon Liboiron and Ivana Milicevic. According to the press release, “The Howling Reborn” combines romance, thrilling action and special effects by Academy Award nominee Adrian Morot in this remake of the 1981 film about werewolves. You can buy “The Howling Reborn” for $26.98 (DVD) and $29.99 (Blu-ray). Special features on the DVD and Blu-ray include the filmmakers’ commentary and a behind-the-scenes featurette.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the picture, and are excited to get ‘The Howling: Reborn’ out as quickly as possible for this Halloween,” said Anchor Bay SVP of Marketing Jennifer Roberts. “We truly believe this picture will re-launch the franchise and lead to even bigger and better new chapters ahead.”
According to the press release, “The Howling” was created more than 30 years ago with the 1977 publication of the best-selling novel by Gary Brandner and the 1981 film adaptation written by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Sayles. Six “Howling” sequels followed the success of the first film. The synopsis of this soon-to-be-released film is:
On the eve of his high school graduation, Will Kidman (Liboiron) finally looks up from his books to catch the eye of the girl he’s longed for the last four years–the mysterious Eliana Wynter (Shaw). He’s always been the shy kid, flying under the radar, but when he discovers a dark secret from his past–that he is heir to a powerful line of werewolves–he finds he has a choice to make between succumbing to his primal nature, or turning against his own, and maintaining his humanity. In order to fight the destiny of his legacy, and save Eliana–as well as himself–he must battle not only his growing blood lust but an army of fearsome beasts bent on killing him, Eliana…and then, us all.