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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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Murse Mammosa (as Lucy Lee Flippen)
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Butcher
Yetta ...
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Officer Demyer
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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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 »

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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 Blood Orgy of the She-Devils (1973) See more »

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I'm Hanging
Written by Bob Doyle
Performed by D.B. Night
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Pretty poor Teen Wolf clone, yet it has some charm
27 August 2015 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

My Mom's a Werewolf is clearly an example of a film that came out in the wake of the success of Teen Wolf (1985). That latter film had been released with little fanfare only to become a surprise hit once Michael J. Fox became a superstar off the back of Back to the Future (1985). In fairness, Teen Wolf was a pretty clunky movie with an alarmingly stupid premise and quite a lot of general lameness about it. Yet it had a certain charm nevertheless, My Mom's a Werewolf also has some 80's appeal about it too, yet it's really not very good.

It's about a housewife who is transformed into a werewolf by a mysterious debonair stranger. Once she discovers her condition she tries to conceal her secret from her husband and daughter. The latter joins forces with her horror geek best friend to find a cure.

This one benefits from the presence of one of the all-time b-movie kings, John Saxon, in the role of the smooth werewolf stranger. Like he always does, he again brings some commitment and class to proceedings. It's technically a horror-comedy that definitely focuses on the comedy at the expense of the horror. Mainly, it is full of what can best be described as '80's cheese'. I can't pretend to think this is very successful as a comedy, yet it has a certain likableness about it that prevents me from actively disliking it.


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