Let's cut to the chase about this movie, this movie bombed BIG TIME, I've not seen a howling film bomb this bad since Howling II: Striba Werewolf Bitch.
The problem with this film like most of the other Howling movies is that, none of them have interconnecting stories so whatever universe each one exists in they don't effect each other.
So theres nothing added or built upon in this one.
The story uses the same old cliche of having a geek who lives with his widowed father, never met his mother, and he's in love with the popular girl in school, and he's typically beaten up by jocks. It's almost like watching spiderman but covered in so much cheese it's almost sickening.
We get a bad plot twist learning his mother is alive and wants to make him a werewolf as well along with several other teenage boys whom she gave the gift of lycanthropy too and now Him and the girl he's had a crush on have to go and kill them. Then mother and son face off fighting to show who has true power as werewolf.
And like the first film, it has to have the dramatic, SET THEM ALL ON FIRE! moment. It's lously setup and the extra at the end to report and show werewolves do exist is another rip right from the first Howling movie.
The film sucks and it's quite blatant about it, but what was I expecting out of a film series that Makes every Friday the 13th or Night Mare on Elm street look like a Gem?
Now I know what your really wanting to hear, what Did I think of the werewolf? The werewolf is kinda sorta a step up from most of the howling movies, however they show the costumes with really bright lights on them which shows off the more rubbery parts immediately which looses the dramatic effect the costume should have had like in the first Howling Movie.
This film is neither a restart or even a reboot of the howling franchise, infact I think this film has possibly put the final nail in the howling film series coffin.
To quote the great critic, Jay Sherman -- "It STINKS!"