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Full Moon High (1981)

A teenager (Adam Arkin) becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania.

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Dad - Col. William P. Walker
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Flynn
Elizabeth Hartman ...
Miss Montgomery
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Eddie (as Jm. Bullock)
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The Coach - Principal Cleveland
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Dr. Brand
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The Silversmith
Tom Clancy ...
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A teenager (Adam Arkin) becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania.

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He's today's teenage werewolf... only the rules have changed!

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9 October 1981 (USA)  »

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A Transylvanian Werewolf In America  »

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The picture is a parody of the werewolf sub-genre of the horror genre but particularly spoofs the film I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). The movie was one of four major werewolf comedies of the early to mid-1980s, the others being Teen Wolf (1985), Teen Wolf Too (1987) and An American Werewolf in London (1981). See more »

Goofs

When the kid is visiting his fathers grave at the cemetery the head stones side changes from a rough rocky surface to a smooth sharply cut one. It changes from a real head stone to a fake one when the father's name is shown. See more »

Quotes

Fortune Teller: You will live forever.
Tony: Hey, now come on folks, let's not get carried away here, huh?
Fortune Teller: You will always remain young, never to age.
Tony: Does that mean I will never be able to order a drink?
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References Harold and Maude (1971) See more »

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Meet Me in the Moonlight
by Robin Batteau, David Buskin and Janelle Webb (as Janelle Webb Cohen)
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Some laughs, but much too sloppy
28 August 2015 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Larry Cohen's movie "Full Moon High" is one of the more obscure entries on the prolific filmmaker's resume, seldom shown on cable and taking forever to be released on videotape (and to this date has not gotten a DVD release.) It does not take long upon watching it to figure out why it doesn't have a cult following. Now, unlike some of the other IMDb users who have commented on this movie, I *did* find some of the gags in the movie to be amusing, and I thought that Adam Arkin was pretty good in the lead role - you can really see his father Alan in him from his looks to his comic timing. (Alan himself does also appear in the movie, and he's amusing as well.) However, the movie as a whole does not work. While there are some funny moments, most of the gags die upon arrival. The real problem with the movie is that it is really sloppily made. A number of scenes feel unfinished, missing punchlines or simple conclusions. A bigger problem with the script is that there isn't much plot here, with scene after scene with little to nothing advancing things. It does not take long for the movie to become tiring, even though Cohen jam- packs the movie with energy. I think a documentary on what went wrong with this movie would be a lot more entertaining than the movie itself.


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