Howling III: The Marsupials (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)




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This entry is another in a series of werewolf films based on the 1981 Joe Dante cult hit.

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Barry Otto
as Professor Harry Beckmeyer
Dasha Blahova
as Olga Gorki
Ralph Cotterill
as Professor Sharp
Frank Thring
as Jack Citron
Michael Pate
as President
Barry Humphries
as Academy Award Presenter
Leigh Biolos
as Donny Martin
Brian Adams
as General Miller
Bill Collins
as Doctor #1
Bob McCarron
as Werewolf in Park
Steve Shaw
as Horror Movie Actor
Megan Shapcott
as Horrow Movie Starlet
Bob Barrett
as Policeman #1
Fred Welsh
as Dan Ruggle
Jon Ewing
as General Forster
Gerry Skilton
as Hunter #1
Steve Rackman
as Hunter #2
Peter Armstrong
as Hunter #4
Robert Simper
as Hunter #5
Alan Dargin
as Tracker
Max Aspin
as Policeman #7
Peter Baird
as Omega #1
Lee Rice
as Omega #2
Richard Carter
as First Drunk
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Critic Reviews for Howling III: The Marsupials

All Critics (13)

It's quite hard to pinpoint if Howling III is a bad film or a good one. Like the second in the series, it's mostly just a weird one. In the end, the only question that matters is: Is it entertaining? And the answer is yes. Yes, it is.

March 8, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This is a painfully slipshod production, with its eccentricity (werewolf nuns! pregnant lycanthropes with kangaroo-like pouches! Barry Humphries in full Dame Edna regalia!) the only thing saving it from complete ruin.

January 24, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It wants to be a psychological thriller, a horror romance, a satire of horror movies, and a werewolf picture all in one and fails to deliver on these aspects two fold.

December 13, 2015 | Full Review…

The third of the Howling series is also the least reverential to Joe Dante's original horror movie, with Philippe Mora's tongue firmly in his cheek from the opening credits

January 16, 2009 | Full Review…

Incomprehensible werewolf awfulness. (Still better than Part 2 though.)

April 17, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

Really, was there any point, after the first?

December 1, 2003 | Rating: 0/5

Audience Reviews for Howling III: The Marsupials

Howling III is the third entry in the series, and like so many of the entries in this franchise, this film is yet another poor attempt to try and make a sequel to a classic. This is another dreadfully bad sequel that doesn't do anything to thrill or entertain. Everything about the film is poor. This third entry is an utter mess of a film and doesn't do anything new or original. The screenwriters couldn't write an effective film and the plot falls apart very quickly. The actors deliver awful performances and this yet another mediocre sequel. Unfortunately for fans of the original Joe Dante classic, there have many more awful sequels that really don't make any sense. Howling III is no different than any other sequels in this watered down franchise. This yet another boring entry that really doesn't do anything whatsoever in to elevate the storytelling set in Dante's original classic. If you ask me, The Howling never did need any sequels because the screenwriters are clearly unable to create something that captures the essence of the original film. That's why the sequels in this series have constantly failed, they're poorly done, and they all fail to deliver the werewolf action that fans have come to expect from the first film. Add to that poorly done effects that clearly look fake and bad directing, and you have yet another film that fails to deliver the thrills. Avoid like all the others.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Far from being scary . The directing is pretty cool and the acting isn't that shabby. But beware the baby werewolf and its plastic family. Its surreal story keeps entertaining with appearances from a couple of charasmatic aussies including Dame Edna Everage, this is not neccesarily and good thing but you will see what I mean towards the end. The Abbos I liked. You can watch this for free (legally) at

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

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