Howling II: Stirba – Werewolf Bitch (1984)

USA, UK, 1984
35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American/British horror film directed by Philippe Mora.

Plot Summary

Ben, whose sister was killed by a werewolf, learns that the lycanthropes are planning to take over the world and teams up with werewolf hunter Stefan to track down and kill Stirba, the queen of the werewolves.


Director: Philippe Mora
© 1984 Cinema ’84, a Greenberg Brothers partnership
Hemdale Film Corporation presents a Granite Productions film. A Euro Film Fund Ltd. enterprise
Executive Producer: Grahame Jennings
Producer: Steven A. Lane
Associate Producer: John Alan Simon
Script: Gary Brandner, Robert Sarno
1st Assistant Director: Toni Cech
2nd Assistant Director: Milos Kohout
Director of Photography: Geoffrey Stephenson
Editor: Charles Bornstein
1st Assistant Editor: Wilt Henderson
Music: Stephen Parsons
Additional Music: Robert Randles
Stock Music: Ernest Tomlinson
Sound Mixer: John Midgley
Special Make Up Effects: Steve Johnson, Scott Wheeler
Special Effects: Jack Bricker
Production Designer: Karel Vacek
Production Associate: Steven North
Publicist: S.C. Dacy
Locations: Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic; Prague, Czech Republic

Christopher Lee (Stefan Crosscoe)
Annie McEnroe (Jenny)
Reb Brown (Ben (White))
Marsha A. Hunt (Mariana)
Sybil Danning (Stirba)
Judd Omen (Vlad)
Ferdy Mayne (Erle)
Patrick Field (Deacon)
Jimmy Nail (Dorn)
Steven Bronowski (Moon Devil)
James M. Crawford (American priest)
Jirí Krytinár (Vasile)
Ladislav Krecmer (Father Florin)
Jan Kraus (Tondo)
Peter Stark (Konstanun)
Igor Smrzík (Luca)
Ivo Niederle (Grigore)
Ed Kleynen (Fred Francis)
Stephen Parsons, Chris Pye, Simon Etchell (Babel)
Myro Sustr (neighbour)
Anna Maria Kolarova (Halloween child)
Jitka Asterová (girl in punk club)
Hana Ludvikova (Karen Marie White)
Shirley Hanson (mother)
Ludmila Safárová (Florica)
Valérie Kaplanová (old Stirba)
Miriam Lugerova (young girl)
John Brown (priest)
Alex Kleynen, Jill Sinclair, Ismael Cruz, Terry Coppersmith, Ron Leonard, Courtney Leonard, Paul Leonard, Michelle Leonard, John Leonard, Carolyn Doyle, Joyce Walker, Srance Leclerc (mourners)

Alternative Titles

Aullidos 2 – Spain
Howling II – L’ululato – Italy
Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf – early title
Hurlements II – France
Stirba the Werewolf Bitch – UK
Das Tier II – West Germany

Sequel to
The Howling (1980)

Howling III (1987)
Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)
Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)
Howling VI: The Freaks (1991)
Howling: New Moon Rising (1995)

Extracts included in
Future Shock (1993)

See also
Unleashing the Beast: Making The Howling (2003)



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