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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973)

PG | | Horror | 23 November 1973 (USA)
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A young boy visits his father in a secluded cabin; the father is attacked by a werewolf and becomes one himself every full moon. However, the boy constantly tries to warn others, but no one will believe him.

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. ... 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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Storyline

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

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Robert's car is a, 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado. See more »

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When Richie is running from the cabin in search of his dad, the night time sky changes back and forth between dusk and late-night. 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 am a ...
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A werewolf film without much bite!

An largely unfamiliar cast (which in itself tells a story)is assembled for an odd Universal film that stinks of a black & white thriller from the 1940's.

Particularly unremarkable and unstylish - the title is also irritatingly reflective of what goes on in the film, for the boy rarely lets up about his dad!


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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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