‘IT’ Director Rebooting ‘The Howling’

January 10, 2020

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

Over the past few years, the horror genre has continued to grow by leaps and bounds and that trend shows no sign of slowing. With reboots and remakes growing in popularity as well it’s no surprise that genre classics are all on the chopping block.

The latest classic to be added to the reboot list is the werewolf classic The Howling. The best part of the news, Andrés Muschietti, the director of IT, will be at the helm for Netflix. Muschietti revealed the news during a Q&A with That HashTag Show following a screening of Underwater.

The original 1981 film is an adaptation of the novel by Gary Brander and starred Dee Wallace. It was directed by Joe Dante whose film was not a word for word adaptation. There are no details yet if the new film will be a reboot of the novel or the film, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

In Dante’s The Howling, a newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort after having a near-deadly encounter with a serial killer only to discover the residents may not be what they seem.

According to IMDb, there are two reboots of The Howling in the works for this year, one from Muschietti and the other from indie writer-director Romzy Stephenson. We’ll keep you posted on both.


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