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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family  -  22 October 2010 (USA)
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A Californian family inherits a castle in Romania. This is especially exciting to the son, who is obsessed with monsters. And he is not disappointed.

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A Californian family inherits a castle in Romania. This is especially exciting to the son, who is obsessed with monsters. And he is not disappointed.

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Madam Varcolac's name is Romanian for werewolf (Vârcolac). See more »

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When Jordan and Hunter are hiding in the study where the modem router is, Hunter opens his computer to give light. When he does this, you can see the reflection of one of the camera lights on his screen. Also, it only illuminates one small square when it would have lit up most of the room. See more »

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Remake of The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973) See more »

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NOT SOMEBODY ELSE
Written by Michèle Vice-Maslin, Larry Treadwell, Jessica Frith
Produced and Arranged by Michèle Vice-Maslin
Performed by Victoria Justice
Courtesy of Sweetersongs
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Thrilling, Scary and Exciting.....if you're a five-year-old
30 July 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Boy Who Cried Werewolf, The (2010)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Silly made-for-TV "horror" film has a father and his two kids traveling to Romania after a relative dies and leaves them her castle. Once there the teenage girl eventually becomes a werewolf and her little brother is the only one who knows it but no one will believe him because of his wild imagination. A weird housekeeper (Brooke Shields) is the only other who might know the secrets of the beast. This was partially influenced by the 1973 film of the same name, which featured a father turning into a werewolf and only his son knowing but no one believing him. Things have certainly changed in this new version and not a single thing was done for the better. That 1973 film is far from a classic but it looks like 1941's THE WOLF MAN compared to this junk. Yes, it's clear that I wasn't the target audience for this film but I'm scared to think of who exactly this thing was made for. The biggest problem is the horrid screenplay that doesn't seem to know what type of story it wants to tell. TO appeal to the teen girls we have countless subplots with the girl here not being good enough for the hunk at school plus she's having to deal with the loss of her mother. With all of that said you'd think the film was about her but we get countless other subplots including one with the father dating and all sorts of stuff with the younger brother and his obsession with monsters. We even get more subplots dealing with the curse of this castle. You have so many subplots running at once that it's clear everyone involved simply forgot what they were trying to do. I mean, "werewolf" is in the title yet this portion of the film doesn't start until everything's half over and by then you're either going to be hitting your head against the wall or wondering why on Earth you started the film at all. The performances are all pretty good with Shields standing out as the creepy housekeeper. The make-up effects are all pretty good as well but it's just a shame we didn't get to see much of it. I'm sure this thing might appeal to some very young teens but let's hope their parents keep them away from this and show them some better werewolf picture.


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