Back at the beginning of the '80's, Joe Dante's sleek, post-modernist horror flick The Howling was let loose on theaters and - thirty-three years later - the film is still considered to be one of the best werewolf movies of all time.
So, fantastic news for horror fans today, as we're hearing that the Gremlins director is once again getting ready to howl at the moon with his upcoming supernatural romance Ombra Amore, for which Dante has reportedly chosen
Underground Rome as the setting for the vampire-werewolf love story that puts a classical Romeo and Juliet tale into today's financial-crisis-ridden Italy.
Pete is a werewolf whose pack is a crew of hotheaded financial traders responsible for Italy's current economic crisis. Maggie is a vampire whose family is a formerly wealthy aristocratic clan brought to bankruptcy by the greedy werewolves. Surrounded by other-worldly troubles, it remains to be seen whether or not their love can survive among the warring families.
Well, what could be more romantic than un-death?
This movie marks a second bash at a plot called Monster Love that Dante apparently tried to get off the ground back in 2011. The original premise concerned Peter and Maggie, a werewolf and vampire, who met under unusual circumstances - him as a dog walker and her as a suicidal young woman. The script seems to have been tweaked slightly in the last three years, however.
I'm very curious about this one. Are you?
Will you be howling for Ombra Amore?