The Howling: Reborn (also known as Howling VIII) is a 2011 werewolf-themed horror film directed by Joe Nimziki. Kathryn Kidman is attacked and apparently killed by a werewolf. Many years later, her son Will is living with his father and is enrolled in a high school with an advanced security system. His best friend, Sachin, is making a horror film and is planning to broadcast it by hacking into news channels illegally. Will has a crush on Eliana Wynters, but her current boyfriend scares him away. Later, Eliana invites him to a party where a creature attacks.