In June, these films had just missed the full moon and it’s happened yet again this month with The Howling tonight and a repeated showing of MJ Fox as a wolf on Sky Movies Comedy tomorrow. There’s definitely something lunar about the scheduling of these shapeshifting creature features.
Moonwalker‘ Jackson’s memorial, which incidentally means that when the lovely Brooke Shields talked about Michael perched in a crescent moon, she must have been imagining the King of Pop in another galaxy, because our local orb was as full as it could be.
And it’s especially because of Michael Jackson and last week’s full moon that my desire for a lycanthropic movie at this time of the month has increased substantially. You see I always get crazy dreams during this time and I’ve got used to them, but I tell you, a bit of wolf howling would have been far more welcome during my slumbers than the relentless Michael Jackson soundtrack that accompanied my nocturnal adventures for two nights last week.
Clearly instigated by the non-stop Jacko media circus, Billie Jean, Human Nature, I Just Can’t Stop Loving You and Man in the Mirror played on a loop on the first night. Being my favourite Jackson tracks this wasn’t too bad, just exhausting.
The Howling is showing tonight on ITV4 at 10.05pm