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My Mom's a Werewolf (1989)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  May 1989 (USA)
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The frustrated housewife Leslie visits an animal shop to purchase a flea-collar. Unknowing that the owner is a werewolf, she accepts his invitation to lunch and later in his apartment. ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Shaber
Harry Thropen
Tina Caspary ...
Jennifer Shaber (as Katrina Caspary)
Howard Shaber
Diana Barrows ...
Stacey Pubah
Madame Gypsy
Celia Celica
Geno Silva ...
Dr. Rod Rodriguez
Murse Mammosa (as Lucy Lee Flippen)
Yetta ...
Officer Demyer
Chris Hubbell ...
Officer Cooper
Phil Rubenstein ...
Malcolm Macafee


The frustrated housewife Leslie visits an animal shop to purchase a flea-collar. Unknowing that the owner is a werewolf, she accepts his invitation to lunch and later in his apartment. Through a bite in her toe he starts her slow transformation in a werewolf. Home again, she desperately tries to hide the often disgusting process from her family, but her daughter Jennifer and her - from horror magazines well educated - friend recognize what's going on, and help to kill the non-human. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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Jennifer's mother is having an identity crisis.


Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Minha Mãe é um Lobisomem  »

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$750,000 (estimated)

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The posters hanging in Stacey's room are all other Crown International releases, including Galaxina (1980), Prime Evil (1988) and Deathrow Gameshow (1987), Mark Pirro's first film for Crown International. See more »


Stacey Pubah mentions an issue of the horror magazine Fangoria that was published in 1978. Fangoria didn't yet exist in 1978; the magazine first began being printed in 1979. See more »


References Point of Terror (1971) See more »


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Bad, yet watchable and fun.
20 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those 1980s B movies which falls under the "it's so bad it's entertaining" category. The scant plot involves a housewife who gets bitten by werewolf John Saxon and turned into one herself, and it's up to her daughter and friend to change her back.

Worth a look for an appealing performance by the talented but obscure Diana Barrows.

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