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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973)

PG | | Horror | 23 November 1973 (USA)
Richie Bridgestone (whose parents are divorced) goes to spend the weekend with his father at his secluded mountain cabin. During a moonlight hike, they are attacked in the darkness by a ... See full summary »

Director:

Nathan Juran (as Nathan H. Juran)

Writer:

Bob Homel
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kerwin Mathews ... Robert Bridgestone
Elaine Devry ... Sandy Bridgestone
Scott Sealey Scott Sealey ... Richie Bridgestone
Robert J. Wilke ... The Sheriff
Susan Foster Susan Foster ... Jenny
Jack Lucas Jack Lucas ... Harry
Bob Homel Bob Homel ... Brother Christopher
George Gaynes ... Dr. Marderosian
Loretta Temple Loretta Temple ... Monica
David S. Cass Sr. David S. Cass Sr. ... Deputy (as Dave Cass)
Harold Goodwin ... Mr. Duncan (as Herold Goodwin)
Tim Haldeman ... First Guard
John Logan John Logan ... Second Guard
Eric Gordon Eric Gordon ... Hippy 'Jesus Freak'
Paul Baxley Paul Baxley ... First Werewolf
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Richie Bridgestone (whose parents are divorced) goes to spend the weekend with his father at his secluded mountain cabin. During a moonlight hike, they are attacked in the darkness by a creature that he recognizes as a werewolf. During the struggle, the werewolf falls into a ravine and is impaled by a wooden fence, but not before biting his father. Upon investigation, they find their attacker to be human and the sheriff concludes their attacker was an insane drifter. He spends the rest of the film trying to convince his mother, and his therapist that his father is now a werewolf. Written by John Cropper <psyber@mindspring.com>

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Its victims become maniacal night creatures See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maldição da Lua Cheia See more »

Filming Locations:

Redwood City, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Wilke, who portrays the Sherriff in this film, also appeared uncredited in another man / beast movie, The Catman of Paris (1946). See more »

Goofs

In an early scene between Robert and his son at the cabin, the shadow of the boom mic is visible against the fireplace. See more »

Quotes

Robert Bridgestone: Well, what was the urgent phone call about?
Sandy Bridgestone: O Robert, I'm sorry. It's just that we have a big problem with Ritchie. He's on that werewolf kick again.
Robert Bridgestone: Did you drag me out here just to tell me that?
Sandy Bridgestone: I know you've heard it before, but this time he thinks it's you.
Robert Bridgestone: That is lunacy.
Sandy Bridgestone: Obviously.
Robert Bridgestone: Can't you handle the boy anymore, Sandy?
Sandy Bridgestone: Oh, it's beyond me. I've discussed it with Dr. Mardesrosian and he thinks we ought to take it more seriously. He wants to see you.
Robert Bridgestone: Are you saying that you believe that I...
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It's My Favorite Werewolf Movie
8 June 2004 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

What can I say. "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf" features a largely unknown cast (which might explain why the acting in this movie is so weak) in a rather cheesy movie that doesn't really seem to know whether it wants to be a comedy or a real horror movie - and yet I have to admit that this is probably my favorite werewolf movie of all time. I stumbled upon it many years ago when I was a kid and loved it then. Now, on the rare occasions when it pops up on TV (usually very late at night) I always watch it. Most recently it was on a Canadian cable station and I stayed up until after 2 in the morning to watch it.

It really is a rather intriguing story. A boy (Scott Sealey) and his father (Kerwin Matthews) are taking a night time walk through the woods while visiting their cabin when they're suddenly attacked by a werewolf. The father fights the beast off but gets bitten, and - well, you know what happens. The kid starts seeing this werewolf all around the area of the cabin, runs to tell his dad but can never find him. He finally puts it all together and tries to tell everyone and anyone (the local sheriff, his mother) that his dad's a werewolf. They all pat him on the head and say "right, kid." In the midst of the movie there's inexplicably a hippy commune of Jesus freaks who seem to have little purpose except to provide some comic relief.

I liked this movie. It gets lousy reviews, but something about it appeals to me. To each his own, I guess. To me, this gets an 8/10!


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