You'll be howling at your screen!
Most horror films with a slow beginning that introduce several characters over a long period of time are at least fun and peaceful to compensate for the lack of action. Howl, on the other hand, is strangely melancholic. The film doesn’t really name them, but it’s werewolves we’re dealing with. Their manifestation is gradual and their design unprecedented.
They’re scary as hell! Most of the time, we can’t tell if we’re looking at 3D animation, compositing, make-up or costumes. Most film buffs will agree; werewolves are among the most frightening creatures in horror cinema and pictures like these corroborate the rule. The characters are fascinating, but why is there nearly no one aboard such a big train? Why are there so many wagons?
It is interesting to note that because of the restrictive train setup, we end up with a lot of tropes right out of zombie films, like people locking themselves up and turning against each other. One thing is certain; these days, you can’t have a werewolf movie just about werewolves, and the train gimmick is very exciting. Werewolf movies are rarely good and this one is a cut above average.