Howl

Howl

Paul Hyett (2015)

88min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It's "werewolves on a train" in ace make-up and effects-man-turned-director Paul Hyett's second endeavour after The Seasoning House. A late night locomotive screeches to a halt in a dark forest after hitting something on the tracks. When the driver doesn't return from investigating, a disparate group of passengers work together to survive being picked off by a feral enemy. While nowhere near as brutally provocative as his first shocker, the overly familiar hairy horrors benefit from Hyett's sure fan-boy touch. He guides an able cast, too, including The Descent's Shauna Macdonald, Dog Soldiers' Sean Pertwee, Downton Abbey's Ed Speleers and Acorn Antiques' Duncan Preston. There's nothing here that hasn't been seen before in the vast mythology of lycanthropy, but even those well-acquainted with the genre should find enough to enjoy in the stylish set pieces that feature plenty of bloody action.

Summary

A train leaves London on a dark and stormy night, only to come to a sudden halt in the middle of a forest when it collides with something on the tracks. The passengers must band together to survive the night when they discover a strange creature is lurking in the woods and is on the hunt for human prey. Horror, starring Ed Speleers and Holly Weston.

Cast & Crew

Joe Ed Speleers
Ellen Holly Weston
Adrian Elliot Cowan
Matthew Amit Shah
Billy Sam Gittins
Kate Shauna Macdonald
Ged Duncan Preston
Jenny Ania Marson
Director Paul Hyett
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: MetrodomeGuidance: ViolenceAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 16 Oct 2015
Drama