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My Mom's a Werewolf (1989)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | May 1989 (USA)
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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Leslie Shaber
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Harry Thropen
Tina Caspary ...
Jennifer Shaber (as Katrina Caspary)
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Howard Shaber
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Stacey Pubah
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Madame Gypsy
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Celia Celica
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Peggy
Geno Silva ...
Dr. Rod Rodriguez
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Nurse Mammosa (as Lucy Lee Flippen)
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Chris Hubbell ...
Officer Cooper
Phil Rubenstein ...
Malcolm Macafee
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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. 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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Jennifer's mother is having an identity crisis.

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Comedy | Horror

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May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Minha Mãe é um Lobisomem  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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References The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) See more »

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Written by Jon Tiven, Sally Tiven, and Amy Hobish
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Classic 80's comedy.......I give it a B.
28 April 2001 | by (Somewhere In Illinois) – See all my reviews

Ah yes, My Mom's A Werewolf. Every time I see this movie I see all the stuff that made the 80's everyone's joke once the 90's came around.

Here's the story:

A mild-mannered suburban housewife goes out one day and meets up with a strange, dark, but quite handsome man, played by John Saxon. One thing leads to another and they end up at his apartment for a little "afternoon delight." He nibbles on her toe, and she screams out in pain and takes off.

What she didn't know was her afternoon playmate was a werewolf, and the bite has caused her to slowly transform into one. A previous review already mentioned the were-wife, were-house (warehouse) joke, which was quite corny but it sure did make me chuckle.

Now she has to hide her "hairy" situation from her husband, her daughter, and her daughter's best friend. I can sense the laughter coming. For the next hour or so, she succeeds.....but she can't hide it forever, you know.

In short, a great "USA Up All Night" kind of movie. A little screaming, some comedy, and a few tasteless jokes here and there.

Story: C Laugh Factor: B Acting: B- Overall: B


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