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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Lame-o '80s comedy horror
26 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a "does what it says on the tin" type of comedy horror. It's about a suburban housewife who finds herself bitten by a werewolf and subsequently transforms into a hairy beast. There's little plotting here and zero characterisation, just a series of lame jokes and set-ups which have dated badly since first release.

I'm not sure whether this broad, scattershot spoof would have been funny at the time anyway. Crown International Pictures certainly had a history of churning out cheap-looking, poorly-acted movies and MY MOM'S A WEREWOLF is no exception. Susan Blakely was once a starlet in the likes of THE TOWERING INFERNO but is pretty poor in the titular role, it has to be said. John Saxon plays the urbane werewolf catalyst and is a lot better, even if you do feel a bit embarrassed for him.

One of the best things about this film is the inclusion of a horror-loving character who has all kinds of movie posters in their bedroom. Forrest J. Ackerman cameos and there's even a highlight in the form of an early visit to a horror store where cheesy old movies are discussed. This alone is what lifts MY MOM'S A WEREWOLF from the doldrums into a merely bad film. Check out the werewolf costumes, which are among the worst ever put up on screen.

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