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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973)

PG | | Horror | 23 November 1973 (USA)
Richie Bridgestone (whose parents are divorced) goes to spend the weekend with his father at his secluded mountain cabin. During a moonlight hike, they are attacked in the darkness by a ... See full summary »

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Robert Bridgestone
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Sandy Bridgestone
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The Sheriff
Susan Foster ...
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Dr. Marderosian
Loretta Temple ...
Monica
David S. Cass Sr. ...
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Mr. Duncan (as Herold Goodwin)
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John Logan ...
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Richie Bridgestone (whose parents are divorced) goes to spend the weekend with his father at his secluded mountain cabin. During a moonlight hike, they are attacked in the darkness by a creature that he recognizes as a werewolf. During the struggle, the werewolf falls into a ravine and is impaled by a wooden fence, but not before biting his father. Upon investigation, they find their attacker to be human and the sheriff concludes their attacker was an insane drifter. 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 <psyber@mindspring.com>

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A Maldição da Lua Cheia  »

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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 »

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When Richie is running from the cabin in search of his dad, the night time sky changes back and forth between dusk and late-night. See more »

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Robert Bridgestone: Well, what was the urgent phone call about?
Sandy Bridgestone: O Robert, I'm sorry. It's just that we have a big problem with Ritchie. He's on that werewolf kick again.
Robert Bridgestone: Did you drag me out here just to tell me that?
Sandy Bridgestone: I know you've heard it before, but this time he thinks it's you.
Robert Bridgestone: That is lunacy.
Sandy Bridgestone: Obviously.
Robert Bridgestone: Can't you handle the boy anymore, Sandy?
Sandy Bridgestone: Oh, it's beyond me. I've discussed it with Dr. Mardesrosian and he thinks we ought to take it more seriously. He wants to see you.
Robert Bridgestone: Are you saying that you believe that I...
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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
6 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A kid tries to convince local police that a werewolf is on the prowl, but everyone thinks he's simply crying wolf in 'The Boy Who Cried Werewolf'. Basically it starts with a father (Robert) and son (Richie) going on a trip into the woods. The film wastes no time in getting right to the action, the father and son are attacked by a werewolf within the first few minutes. Robert gets bitten by the werewolf before sending him to his death. When the werewolf dies, he turns back into human so everyone assumes he was simply a mad man. However, Richie knows better. He saw that it was a werewolf attacking his father. Of course no one believes him (hence the title). Robert soon begins to turn into the monster when the full moon is out, and starts killing locals. Richie knows he's the werewolf but can't convince anyone that he's telling the truth..

I thought this was a very effective early seventies monster movie! It took some time in developing the character's in the family (Robert, Sandy and Richie), and therefore you felt for them and wanted them to succeed as a family unit. A lot of movies don't do that obviously, and therefore you don't care if they live or die most of the time. You don't really see a lot of the kills, and most of the scenes with the werewolf are in the dark. The werewolf costume/effects are basically that of a stunt man running around with a mask on, but for it's time of 1973 I think it worked well! It had the appearance of both man and wolf.

Acting was pretty good throughout. Matthews and Devry do well as the parents who are in the midst of a separation. Scott Sealey did good as the little boy, and his character had a very "Leave it to Beaver" feel to it. I really liked 'The Boy Who Cried Werewolf'. It moved at a pretty fast pace for a majority of the time, and manages to grasp my attention throughout. The ending is pretty good as well, both sad and shocking. It's not perfect, but worth a look if it pops up on TV late one night.

7/10


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