Howl. A late-night train journey out of London turns into a hellish nightmare when the young guard and his band of commuters are forced into a fight for survival against a dark, malevolent and terrifying creature.
At first glance, JOE appears to be an average, normal guy in his twenties. Mild-mannered and affable, he is, to his own frustration, something of a beta male. After a long day at work, Joe prepares to go home, but before he can get away, his overbearing boss coerces him into working one more shift on the last train of the night.
Drunks, clubbers and late night office workers trudging home: the last train from London puts Joe face to face with humanity at its worst. To make matters worse, bad weather is causing problems on the lines. The only thing that makes the night bearable is the chance to work alongside the feisty and beautiful trolley girl, ELLEN.
At first, it’s just like any other night train journey, when suddenly the train brakes violently, coming to a stop in the deep dark forest of Thornton. The train has hit something on the line and the situation becomes even stranger when the driver, after going outside to check the train, fails to return.
Eventually, the last few remaining passengers start to panic. ADRIAN, the handsome, charismatic investment banker quickly takes charge and convinces everyone to leave the broken-down train and walk the remaining few miles to the next station: Eastborough. Joe thinks it’s a bad idea, but relents in the face of Adrian’s confidence.
Joe leads the passengers up the track, when to his horror he stumbles upon the driver’s blood soaked cap and discovers his mutilated body. Realizing that there’s something dangerous lurking in the forest, Joe screams at everyone to run back to the train, helping a panic stricken young girl, NINA, get back to safety, and risking his own life in the process. As the passengers scramble to get back onboard the train, JENNY, an older lady, is bitten severely on her leg.
Soon the mysterious creature is stalking the crippled train and smashing through their defences, picking them off one by one. First Nina, then PAUL, a drunken football fan. The terrified passengers are taking casualties, but Joe rejects Adrian’s selfish ‘survival of the fittest’ plan and rallies his ‘pack’ of passengers to fight back.
Against the odds, they kill the creature, which is revealed as a hideous mutated fusion of human and wild animal – a werewolf. The celebrations are cut short when they hear more howls coming from the forest. A last ditch attempt to restart the train fails when the even deadlier pack of female werewolves attacks and Jenny, the bitten passenger, horribly transforms into one of them.
Adrian betrays the last survivors to save himself and Joe and Ellen are left running for their lives through the dark forest. To save the girl he loves, Joe must make a courageous sacrifice, unleash his inner beast and finally become the ultimate alpha male…