A deep dive into the Colony with “The Howling: Studies in the Horror Film”

“The Howling: Studies in the Horror Film” by Lee Gambin looks like a must-have book for anyone interested in the seminal 1981 werewolf movie.

Author and editor Lee Gambin has written the definitive story of the making of The Howling, complete with an insightful plot synopsis and complete critical analysis, behind the scenes information, and a slew of interviews with cast and crew. Rounding out the book are nearly 150 stills of the movie, ranging from individual frame enlargements to rare, never-before-published behind the scenes photographs.

Over 350 pages, this handsome sewn paperback offers everything you need to know about one of the 1980’s greatest horror films, and is a welcome addition of the Centipede Press Studies in the Horror Film series.

I’ve been squinting at the text visible in some of these spreads and I’ve already learned things I never knew about a film as old as I am.

Eddie Quist’s sketches depicting other residents of the Colony were actually done by Richard Hescox

More supplemental artwork by Richard Hescox

You can order this book today from Centipede Press.