Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union; the official language is Hungarian, the most spoken Uralic language in the world, among the few non-Indo-European languages to be spoken in Europe. Hungary's capital and largest city is Budapest; the territory of modern Hungary was for centuries inhabited by a succession of peoples, including Celts, Germanic tribes, West Slavs and the Avars. The foundations of the Hungarian state were established in the late ninth century CE by the Hungarian grand prince Árpád following the conquest of the Carpathian Basin, his great-grandson Stephen I ascended the throne in 1000, converting his realm to a Christian kingdom. By the 12th century, Hungary became a regional power, reaching its cultural and political height in the 15th century.
Following the Battle of Mohács in 1526, Hungary was occupied by the Ottoman Empire. It came under Habsburg rule at the turn of the 18th century, joined Austria to form the Austro–Hungarian Empire, a major European power; the Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed after World War I, the subsequent Treaty of Trianon established Hungary's current borders, resulting in the loss of 71% of its territory, 58% of its population, 32% of ethnic Hungarians. Following the tumultuous interwar period, Hungary joined the Axis Powers in World War II, suffering significant damage and casualties. Hungary became a satellite state of the Soviet Union, which contributed to the establishment of a socialist republic spanning four decades; the country gained widespread international attention as a result of its 1956 revolution and the seminal opening of its previously-restricted border with Austria in 1989, which accelerated the collapse of the Eastern Bloc. On 23 October 1989, Hungary became a democratic parliamentary republic.
Hungary is an OECD high-income economy and has the world's 58th largest economy by PPP. It ranks 45th on the Human Development Index, owing in large part to its social security system, universal health care, tuition-free secondary education. Hungary's rich cultural history includes significant contributions to the arts, literature, sports and technology, it is the 13th most popular tourist destination in Europe, attracting 15.8 million international tourists in 2017, owing to attractions such as the largest thermal water cave system in the world, second largest thermal lake, the largest lake in Central Europe and the largest natural grasslands in Europe. Hungary's cultural and academic prominence classify it as a middle power in global affairs. Hungary joined the European Union in 2004 and has been part of the Schengen Area since 2007, it is a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations, NATO, WTO, World Bank, the AIIB, the Council of Europe, the Visegrád Group.
The "H" in the name of Hungary is most due to early founded historical associations with the Huns, who had settled Hungary prior to the Avars. The rest of the word comes from the Latinized form of Byzantine Greek Oungroi. According to an explanation,the Greek name was borrowed from Old Bulgarian ągrinŭ, in turn borrowed from Oghur-Turkic Onogur. Onogur was the collective name for the tribes who joined the Bulgar tribal confederacy that ruled the eastern parts of Hungary after the Avars; the Hungarian endonym is Magyarország, composed of ország. The word magyar is taken from the name of one of the seven major semi-nomadic Hungarian tribes, magyeri; the first element magy is from Proto-Ugric *mäńć-'man, person' found in the name of the Mansi people. The second element eri,'man, lineage', survives in Hungarian férj'husband', is cognate with Mari erge'son', Finnish archaic yrkä'young man'; the Roman Empire conquered the territory west of the Danube between 35 and 9 BC. From 9 BC to the end of the 4th century, Pannonia was part of the Roman Empire, located within part of Hungary's territory.
Around AD 41–54, a 500-strong cavalry unit created the settlement of Aquincum and a Roman legion of 6,000 men was stationed here by AD 89. A civil city grew in the neighbourhood of the military settlement and in AD 106 Aquincum became the focal point of the commercial life of this area and the capital city of the province of Pannonia Inferior; this area now corresponds to the Óbuda district of Budapest, with the Roman ruins now forming part of the modern Aquincum museum. Came the Huns, a Central Asian tribe who built a powerful empire. After Hunnish rule, the Germanic Ostrogoths and Gepids, the Avar Khaganate, had a presence in the Carpathian Basin. In the 9th century, East Francia, the First Bulgarian Empire and Great Moravia ruled the territory of the Carpathian Basin; the freshly unified Hungarians led by Árpád, settled in the Carpathian Basin starting in 895. According to linguistic evidence, they originated from an ancient Uralic-speaking population that inhabited the forested area between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains.
As a federation of united tribes, Hungary was established in 895, some 50 years after the division of the Carolingian Empire at the Treaty of Verdun in 843, before the unification of the Anglo-Saxon king
The Howling (franchise)
The Howling is a werewolf-themed horror series that includes three novels and eight films. The series began with the 1977 horror novel The Howling by Gary Brandner, in 1981 adapted into the film of the same name, directed by Joe Dante; the novels were authored by American horror writer Gary Phil Brandner. The first book in the series was loosely adapted as a motion picture in 1981. Brandner's second and third Howling novels, published in 1979 and 1985 have no connection to the film series, though he was involved in writing the screenplay for the second Howling film, Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf, he died of esophageal cancer in 2013. The Howling was first published in 1977, republished in 1986 by Fawcett Publications. After a violent act, Karyn Beatty and her husband, Roy, go to the peaceful California village of Drago to escape the savagery of the city, their lives together become more separate; the novel was loosely adapted as a motion picture in 1981, the closest adaptation is the fourth film in the Howling series, Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, though this film too varies to some degree.
The Howling II was first published in 1979, republished by Fawcett Publications in 1982 under the alternative titles The Howling II: The Return, Return of the Howling. The novel addresses the impact of events in the first novel, how life has changed for Karyn Beatty and Chris Halloran within the last three years. Furthermore, the reader soon finds out that Roy and Marcia have survived the destruction of Drago, are now thirsty for vengeance; the Howling III known as The Howling III: Echoes, was published by Fawcett Publications in 1985. In his last installment of the trilogy, Brandner gives readers new characters, a stand-alone plot, a re-imagined mythology which alters the times and events established in the first two books; the Howling III: Echoes is about a sympathetic, teenage werewolf named Malcolm, being recruited by the evil werewolf, who wants him to learn his true heritage: blood. The Howling film series includes eight films; the first Howling film, directed by Joe Dante, stars Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Robert Picardo.
The film is based on the first book in the trilogy. The Howling contains subtle humor, not present in the novel; the second Howling film, directed by Philippe Mora, stars Christopher Lee, Reb Brown, Marsha Hunt, Sybil Danning. The Howling II is the only sequel in the series that features a plot that directly follows the original film's events. Brandner was critical of the original 1981 film, only a loose adaptation of his 1977 novel, some elements of this sequel may have been deliberately divergent from the previous film. After newswoman Karen White's shocking on-screen transformation and violent death, her brother Ben is approached by Stefan Crosscoe, a mysterious gentleman who claims that Karen was a werewolf. Providing videotaped evidence of the transformation, Crosscoe convinces Ben and Jenny to accompany him to Transylvania to battle Stirba, an immortal werewolf queen; the film was directed and written by Philippe Mora, starred Barry Otto, Imogen Annesley, Leigh Biolos. A scientist discovers that there are marsupial werewolves in Australia and one of them works in a horror movie.
John Hough directed Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, which starred Romy Windsor, Michael T. Weiss, Antony Hamiliton; the Original Nightmare is not so much a sequel, but, a more faithful adaptation of Brandner's original novel with subtle alterations. The film focuses on Marie, a successful suspense author, sent to the small town of Drago by her husband after suffering a nervous breakdown and becomes tormented by visions and werewolves; the film was directed by Neal Sundstrom and starred Philip Davis, Victoria Catlin, Elizabeth Shé, Ben Cole. A group of eclectic travelers attend the opening of a long-sealed European castle and are slowly being killed off by a werewolf. Now, to survive they must find out which one of them is the murderer; the film was directed by Hope Perello, starred Brendan Hughes, Bruce Payne, Michele Matheson. Like most movies in the series, The Freaks is based on The Howling trilogy of novels and contains minor elements from The Howling III: Echoes novel: the solitary drifter, cursed as a sympathetic werewolf and recruited by a supernatural being as well as werewolves being used in carnival freak shows.
R. B. Harker, carnival owner, captures Ian, a solitary drifter and werewolf, to work for his carnival, where Ian is put on display with other human oddities. To further complicate matters, Harker too is a supernatural creature, a vampire, with a secret objective to recruit Ian by making him into a killer. Directed by, written by and starring Clive Turner, The Howling: New Moon Rising is the only sequel in the series since Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf to attempt at continuity. Furthermore, the film utilizes footage from the Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, Howling V: The Rebirth, Howling VI: The Freaks, featuring characters from each of those films. After the arrival of a mysterious motorcyclist, the peace of a desert town is shattered by gruesome murders. A detective investigates the case, helped by a priest, certain the killings are the work of a werewolf, leading the two of them to uncover several clues that connect events from a majority of the latter part of the series; the Howling: Reborn was directed by Joe Nimziki.
The film stars Landon Liboiron, Lindsey Shaw and Ivana Miličević. The story is credited to the novel The Howling II. A teenage outcast named Will Kidman discovers he is a werewolf and
The Howling II (novel)
The Howling II is a 1979 horror novel by Gary Brandner. It is the first sequel to The Howling; the novel was republished under the alternative titles The Howling II: The Return and Return of the Howling. Despite the ongoing movie series that began in the 1980s, The Howling II was not adapted as a movie and bears no similarities to the sequel Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf or any of the other Howling movies; the sequel The Howling: Reborn credits the book as the source of its story but bears no resemblance to it other than it being a story about werewolves. Three years after the events of The Howling, Karyn Beatty lives in Seattle. Although content with her new life with her husband, David Richter, her young stepson Joey, she is still haunted by the memories of her terrifying ordeal in the California mountain village of Drago with its werewolf inhabitants. Karyn sees a therapist to help work through her problems, but after a spate of sinister occurrences that culminate in the horrific killing of the family's housekeeper, Karyn is convinced that the surviving werewolves of Drago have tracked her down.
Fearing for the lives of her new family, Karyn leaves town hoping she will lead the evil creatures away from her loved ones. Karyn's fears prove well founded as she had indeed been tracked down by none other than her ex-husband Roy and Marcia Lura, the evil Drago werewolf who first bit him. Both Roy and Marcia survived the fire in Drago, but Marcia is now scarred and incapacitated due to being shot in the head with a silver bullet by Karyn at the end of the first novel. Though the bullet did not kill her as expected, it left a streak of silver through her black hair and rendered her unable to transform into a werewolf as before. Now, when the moon is full, she becomes a grotesque half-woman/half-wolf creature and wants revenge for what Karyn did to her. In Mexico, Karyn tracks down Chris Halloran, the family friend who helped her during her first ordeal in Drago, she tells him that she needs his help once more. However, Chris's new girlfriend, Audrey, is jealous of his prior relationship with Karyn and does everything she can to undermine their friendship.
When Roy and Marcia track Karyn down to Mexico, they set a trap for her at a Gypsy wagon with Audrey's unwitting help, close in for the kill. Again, Chris comes to Karyn's rescue and fights with Roy. Chris manages to kill Roy with a silver knife, but in the nearby Gypsy wagon, Marcia is holding Karyn hostage and is about to torture her using a set of red hot pliers to pull the flesh off of her body a pinch at a time. However, as the full moon rises, Marcia abruptly begins her agonizing change into the half-human/half-wolf creature, she drops the pliers, which cause a fire to break out in the wagon, allowing Karyn to escape. Outside, Karyn is reunited with Chris while Marcia burns to death as the wagon goes up in flames
Phil Davis (actor)
Philip Davis is an English actor and director. Davis was born in Highgate and raised in Thurrock, Essex, his father worked for Procter & Gamble in a soap factory and his mother was a hospital dining room supervisor. From the age of eight, he was interested in acting, he attended Ockendon Courts County Secondary School in South Ockendon, where he was distracted in class but enjoyed school plays. He was a member of both the National Youth Theatre and Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop. In 1977, he was cast in the lead role in the play Gotcha! about an under-achieving student who holds two teachers hostage on his last day at school. Blond haired and built, an early film role was as Chalky, a mod, knocked off his scooter by a rocker in Quadrophenia, he landed the role of midshipman Edward "Ned" Young in The Bounty. He began a long association with Mike Leigh with roles including Cyril the motorcycle courier in High Hopes and as Stanley, the husband of the abortionist in Vera Drake, he has made numerous television appearances.
More recent roles have seen him cast as disreputable characters, including the mean money lender Smallweed in the BBC adaptation of Bleak House, as Jeff Hope, a murderous cab driver in the first episode of Sherlock, as crime family solicitor Micky Joy in Silk, as Jud, the malevolent servant in Poldark and as DI Tom Piper in crime drama Black Work. In 2013 he starred as the human incarnation of the devil in the 5th and final series of BBC Three's Being Human, he starred alongside Rupert Penry Jones in the TV series Whitechapel. From November 2017 until February 2018, he played Ebenezer Scrooge in David Edgar's new adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Davis married actress Eve Matheson in Hackney, London in 2002, they have Amy Elisabeth. Davis has a son, Hugo, by a previous partner. 1996 Valenciennes International Festival of Action and Adventure Films – Won – Audience Award for: I. D. 2001 Royal Television Society – Nominated – Best Actor – Male for: North Square.
2001 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards – Won – Best Actor for: North Square. 2004 British Independent Film Awards – Won – Best Actor for: Vera Drake. 2004 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards – Won – Best Supporting Actor for: Vera Drake. 2005 BAFTA Awards – Nominated – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for: Vera Drake. 2005 London Critics Circle Film Awards – Won – British Supporting Actor of the Year for: Vera Drake. Linklater was made Honorary Associate of London Film School. In 1980, Davis recorded "Blown It", released on the Elton John-owned label The Rocket Record Company. Philip Davis on IMDb
The Howling (film)
The Howling is a 1981 American horror film directed by Joe Dante and starring Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Robert Picardo. Based on the novel of the same name by Gary Brandner, the film follows a television newswoman sent to a remote mountain resort after a near fatal incident with a serial killer, unaware that the residents are werewolves; the film was released on April 10, 1981 and became a moderate success, grossing $17.9 million at the box office. It received positive reviews, with praise for the makeup special effects by Rob Bottin; the film won the 1980 Saturn Award for Best Horror Film while still in development, was one of the three high-profile wolf-themed horror films released in 1981, alongside An American Werewolf in London and Wolfen. Over the years, The Howling has accumulated a cult following, its financial success aided Dante's career, prompted Warner Bros. to hire Dante and Michael Finnell for Gremlins. A franchise consisting of seven sequels arose from the film's success.
Karen White is a Los Angeles television news anchor, being stalked by a serial murderer named Eddie Quist. In cooperation with the police, she takes part in a scheme to capture Eddie by agreeing to meet him in a sleazy porno theater. Eddie forces Karen to watch a video of a young woman being raped, when Karen turns around to see Eddie she screams; the police enter and shoot Eddie, although Karen is safe, she suffers amnesia. Her therapist, Dr. George Waggner, decides to send her and her husband, Bill Neill, to the "Colony", a secluded resort in the countryside where he sends patients for treatment; the Colony is filled with strange characters, one, a sultry nymphomaniac named Marsha Quist, tries to seduce Bill. When he resists her unsubtle sexual overtures, he is attacked and scratched on the arm by a werewolf while returning to his cabin. After Bill's attack, Karen summons her friend Terri Fisher to the Colony, Terri connects the resort to Eddie Quist through a sketch he left behind. Karen begins to suspect that Bill is hiding a secret far more threatening than marital infidelity.
That night, Bill meets Marsha at a campfire in the woods. While having sex in the moonlight, they undergo a frightening transformation into werewolves. While investigating the next morning, Terri is attacked by a werewolf in a cabin, though she escapes after cutting the monster's hand off with an ax, she runs to Wagner's office and places a phone call to her boyfriend, Chris Halloran, alerted about the Colony's true nature. While on the phone with Chris, Terri looks for files on Eddie Quist; when she finds Eddie in the file cabinet, she is attacked by Eddie in werewolf form, is killed when she is bitten on the jugular vein. Chris sets off for the Colony armed with silver bullets. Karen is confronted by the resurrected Eddie Quist once again, Eddie transforms himself into a werewolf in front of her. In response, Karen flees; as Chris arrives at the Colony, he is confronted by the horribly disfigured Eddie, fatally shot by Chris with a silver bullet when he attempts to transform. However, it turns out everyone in the Colony is a werewolf and can shapeshift at will, without the need of a full moon.
Karen and Chris burn the Colony to the ground. Karen resolves to warn the world about the existence of werewolves, surprises her employers by launching into her warnings during a live television news broadcast. To prove her story, she herself transforms into a werewolf, having become one after being bitten at the Colony by Bill, she is shot by Chris in front of a live viewing audience, the world is left to wonder whether the transformation and shooting happened or if it was the work of special effects. Marsha, who escaped the Colony herself, sits at a bar with a man while watching the news broadcast, orders a rare burger after Karen's display cuts to a commercial break. Though the film has been noted for its semi-humorous screenplay, it was adapted from a more straightforward novel by Gary Brandner, first published in 1977. After drafts by Jack Conrad and Terence H. Winkless proved unsatisfactory, director Joe Dante hired John Sayles to rewrite the script; the two had collaborated before on Dante's 1978 film Piranha.
Sayles rewrote the script with the same self-aware, satirical tone that he gave Piranha, his finished draft bears only a vague resemblance to Brandner's book. However, Winkless still received a co-writer's credit along with Sayles for his work on the screenplay; the cast featured a number of recognizable character actors such as Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Kenneth Tobey and Slim Pickens, many of whom appeared in genre films themselves. Additionally, the film was full of in-joke references. Roger Corman makes a cameo appearance as a man standing outside a phone booth, as does John Sayles, appearing as a morgue attendant and James Murtaugh as one of the members of the Colony. Forrest J. Ackerman appears in a brief cameo in an occult bookstore, clutching a copy of his magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland; the Howling was notable for its special effects, which were state-of-the-art at the time. The transformation scenes were created by Rob Bottin, who had worked with Dante on Piranha. Rick Baker was the original effects artist for the film, but left the production to work on the John Landis film An American Werewolf in London, handing over the effects work to Bottin.
Bottin's most celebrated effect was the on-screen transformation of Eddie Quist, which involved air bladders under latex facial applications to give the illusion
Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, the tenth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits. The city had an estimated population of 1,752,704 in 2016 distributed over a land area of about 525 square kilometres. Budapest is both a city and county, forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres and a population of 3,303,786, comprising 33 percent of the population of Hungary; the history of Budapest began when an early Celtic settlement transformed into the Roman town of Aquincum, the capital of Lower Pannonia. The Hungarians arrived in the territory in the late 9th century; the area was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241. Buda, the settlements on the west bank of the river, became one of the centres of Renaissance humanist culture by the 15th century; the Battle of Mohács in 1526 was followed by nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule. After the reconquest of Buda in 1686, the region entered a new age of prosperity.
Pest-Buda became a global city with the unification of Buda, Óbuda, Pest on 17 November 1873, with the name'Budapest' given to the new capital. Budapest became the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a great power that dissolved in 1918, following World War I; the city was the focal point of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Battle of Budapest in 1945, the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Budapest is an Alpha − global city with strengths in commerce, media, fashion, technology and entertainment, it is Hungary's financial centre and the highest ranked Central and Eastern European city on Innovation Cities Top 100 index, as well ranked as the second fastest-developing urban economy in Europe. Budapest is the headquarters of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the European Police College and the first foreign office of the China Investment Promotion Agency. Over 40 colleges and universities are located in Budapest, including the Eötvös Loránd University, the Semmelweis University and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Opened in 1896, the city's subway system, the Budapest Metro, serves 1.27 million, while the Budapest Tram Network serves 1.08 million passengers daily. Budapest is cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, ranked as "the world's second best city" by Condé Nast Traveler, "Europe's 7th most idyllic place to live" by Forbes. Among Budapest's important museums and cultural institutions is the Museum of Fine Arts. Further famous cultural institutions are the Hungarian National Museum, House of Terror, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Hungarian State Opera House and National Széchényi Library; the central area of the city along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has many notable monuments, including the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, Gresham Palace, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Matthias Church and the Liberty Statue. Other famous landmarks include Andrássy Avenue, St. Stephen's Basilica, Heroes' Square, the Great Market Hall, the Nyugati Railway Station built by the Eiffel Company of Paris in 1877 and the second-oldest metro line in the world, the Millennium Underground Railway.
The city has around 80 geothermal springs, the largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, third largest Parliament building in the world. Budapest attracts 4.4 million international tourists per year, making it a popular destination in Europe. The separate towns of Buda, Óbuda, Pest were in 1873 unified and given the new name Budapest. Before this, the towns together had sometimes been referred to colloquially as "Pest-Buda". Pest has been sometimes used colloquially as a shortened name for Budapest. All varieties of English pronounce the -s- as in the English word pest; the -u in Buda- is pronounced either /u/ like food or /ju/ like cue. In Hungarian, the -s- is pronounced /ʃ/ as in wash; the origins of the names "Buda" and "Pest" are obscure. The first name comes from: Buda was the name of the first constable of the fortress built on the Castle Hill in the 11th century or a derivative of Bod or Bud, a personal name of Turkic origin, meaning'twig'. or a Slavic personal name, the short form of Budimír, Budivoj.
Linguistically, however, a German origin through the Slavic derivative вода is not possible, there is no certainty that a Turkic word comes from the word buta ~ buda'branch, twig'. According to a legend recorded in chronicles from the Middle Ages, "Buda" comes from the name of its founder, brother of Hunnic ruler Attila. There are several theories about Pest. One states that the name derives from Roman times, since there was a local fortress called by Ptolemaios "Pession". Another has it that Pest originates in the Slavic word for пещера, or peštera. A third cites pešt, referencing a cave where fires burned or a limekiln; the first settlement on the territory of Budapest was built by Celts before 1 AD. It was occupied by the Romans; the Roman settlement – Aquincum – became the main city of Pannonia Inferior in 106 AD. At first it was a military settlement, the city rose around it, making it the focal point of the city's commercial life. Today this area corresponds to the Óbuda district within Budapest.
The Romans constructed roads, amphitheaters and houses with heated floors in this fortified military camp. The Roman city of Aquincum is the best-conserved of the Roman sites in Hungary; the archaeological site was turned into a museum with open-air sections. The Magyar tribes led by Árpád, forc
The Howling III: Echoes
The Howling III: Echoes is a 1985 horror novel by the American author Gary Brandner. It is the final book in his Howling series of novels. Like its predecessor, The Howling II, the book has not been adapted for the screen and bears no similarity to the Howling III film or any of the other films in The Howling series. Minor elements of the novel were used in the film Howling VI: The Freaks, though this idea was first seen in the 1975 British horror film Legend of the Werewolf. A year after the Californian mountain village of Drago was destroyed by fire, sinister murders begin to occur in the neighboring town of Pinyon. A teenage boy named Malcolm is found living in the woods, is one of the survivors of the Drago fire. Surviving the fire is Derak, the former leader of the Drago community and a werewolf, responsible for the recent deaths. Derak wants to bring Malcolm back to his people, the other survivors of Drago, so that he can learn about his true heritage. Malcolm is hospitalized and placed under the care of resident psychiatric specialist Dr. Holly Lang, who becomes Malcolm's friend.
However, an ambitious and unscrupulous doctor, Wayne Pastory, abducts Malcolm so that he can experiment on him and learn more about werewolves. At a secret clinic, Malcolm is tortured as Pastory conducts cruel experiments on him, but as he is so young, Malcolm is only able to transform into a werewolf. Holly discovers the whereabouts of the clinic and tries to rescue Malcolm, but she is attacked by Pastory's henchman. Just as he is about to rape her, Derak - in werewolf form - kills the henchman. Malcolm is freed by Holly, subsequently rescued herself by the Pinyon sheriff, Gavin Ramsay. However, Malcolm runs away. Over the course of the next year, Malcolm lives as a drifter, he meets a man named Bateman Styles who works for a traveling carnival. Seeing that Malcolm has certain abilities, Styles offers him a job working in the carnival freak show as "Grolo - The Animal Boy". Malcolm, without money or a place to live and the show becomes a minor success. However, publicity leads to Malcolm's picture being published in the press, seen by Holly and she travels to see him.
She offers Malcolm the choice of returning to Pinyon with her. However, the publicity has attracted the attention of Dr. Wayne Pastory, dismissed from the Pinyon Hospital over his dubious activities, but is still keen to resume his experiments, he tries to make a deal with Styles, who refuses. Pastory tries to strangle Styles, who has a heart attack and dies. Malcolm, hiding nearby, transforms into a werewolf and kills Pastory. However, he is surprised to find that Derak has tracked him down and still wants him to join their people. In order to persuade him, Derak has kidnapped Holly; this prompts Sheriff Ramsay from Pinyon to travel to the carnival to find her. He learns from a female Drago survivor named Lupe that Derak is holding Holly hostage in the mountains until Malcolm joins them. Ramsay makes Lupe take him to where they are hiding, though she begins to transform into a werewolf on the way and Ramsay shoots her with a silver bullet. In the mountain lair, Malcolm fights with Derak for Holly.
The two change into werewolves, but end up killing each other just as Ramsay arrives and rescues Holly, while the other members of Derak's group from Drago head off into the forest. Although written by the same author, The Howling III retroactively alters the times and events established in the first two books in favor of a new continuity and features new characters; the characters from the first two books are not mentioned. At the end of the original 1977 novel, the village of Drago is burned down after one of the book's characters throws a lit torch at a group of werewolves and it accidentally ignites the surrounding woodland, sweeping through the area and destroying the town. In The Howling III novel, the fire is started deliberately by the people from the neighbouring village of Pinyon who want to rid the area of werewolves, they lock some of the residents of Drago in a barn and purposely set fire to it, burning the town along with it. The first two books are set in the late 1970s; the Howling III is set in the mid-1980s, which contradicts the established time when Drago was burned down and now moves the event to the 1980s.
The werewolves in the first two novels were described as wolf-like, but the werewolves featured in The Howling III are more anthropomorphic. They are over seven feet tall; the werewolves from the first two novels were only able to change after the sun had gone down, whereas the werewolves in The Howling III can change at any time of the day