Compared to today's era of computer-generated special effects, a film like "Howling II" is a gem, a last hurrah of the last great era of horror films.

The public is invited to the next Bad Film Society meeting on Sunday at 6 p.m. in The Ashland Elks' Dungeon.

Generally regarded as the worst sequel ever, "Howling II," from 1985, failed to garner as much attention or success as the first "Howling," but it has since acquired a passionate following.

The brother of a slain werewolf newscaster joins a mysterious interloper (legendary horror icon Christopher Lee) to battle against the immortal werewolf queen femme fatale (lusty cult fave Sybil Danning) in Transylvania. The adventurers end up battling a castle full of super sexy werewolves, mutant dwarves, mutilated priests, supernatural parasites and surprise revelations.

Compared to today's era of computer-generated special effects, a film like "Howling II" is a gem, a last hurrah of the last great era of horror films. You'll never see pools of blood or cheesy puppets or laughable laser rays done like this again. And the script? There's more substance on a roll of Charmin.

A $3 donation is requested to cover the costs of the room rental and supplies. See www.badfilmsociety.org for more information.