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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973)

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Little Richie Bridgestone (whose parents are divorced) goes to spend the weekend with his father at his secluded mountain cabin, and witnesses his father being attacked by 'a creature' that... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Robert Bridgestone
Elaine Devry ...
Sandy Bridgestone
Scott Sealey ...
Richie Bridgestone
The Sheriff
Susan Foster ...
Jack Lucas ...
Bob Homel ...
Brother Christopher
Dr. Marderosian
Loretta Temple ...
David S. Cass Sr. ...
Harold Goodwin ...
Mr. Duncan
First Guard
John Logan ...
Second Guard
Eric Gordon ...
Hippy 'Jesus Freak'
Paul Baxley ...
First Werewolf


Little Richie Bridgestone (whose parents are divorced) goes to spend the weekend with his father at his secluded mountain cabin, and witnesses his father being attacked by 'a creature' that the boy recognizes as a werewolf. He spends the rest of the film trying to convince his mother, and his therapist that his father is now a werewolf. Written by John Cropper <>

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Possible in this day and age? Those who didn't believe... are dead!




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Release Date:

23 November 1973 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This film was released by Universal as a double feature with Sssssss (1973), making the program one of the last double bills released by the studio. See more »


Shouldn't Robert Bridgestone's feet have also turned into wolf like paws and busted out of his shoes? See more »


Referenced in The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011) See more »

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It's My Favorite Werewolf Movie
8 June 2004 | by (Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

What can I say. "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf" features a largely unknown cast (which might explain why the acting in this movie is so weak) in a rather cheesy movie that doesn't really seem to know whether it wants to be a comedy or a real horror movie - and yet I have to admit that this is probably my favorite werewolf movie of all time. I stumbled upon it many years ago when I was a kid and loved it then. Now, on the rare occasions when it pops up on TV (usually very late at night) I always watch it. Most recently it was on a Canadian cable station and I stayed up until after 2 in the morning to watch it.

It really is a rather intriguing story. A boy (Scott Sealey) and his father (Kerwin Matthews) are taking a night time walk through the woods while visiting their cabin when they're suddenly attacked by a werewolf. The father fights the beast off but gets bitten, and - well, you know what happens. The kid starts seeing this werewolf all around the area of the cabin, runs to tell his dad but can never find him. He finally puts it all together and tries to tell everyone and anyone (the local sheriff, his mother) that his dad's a werewolf. They all pat him on the head and say "right, kid." In the midst of the movie there's inexplicably a hippy commune of Jesus freaks who seem to have little purpose except to provide some comic relief.

I liked this movie. It gets lousy reviews, but something about it appeals to me. To each his own, I guess. To me, this gets an 8/10!

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