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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973)

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 »

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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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Possible in this day and age? Those who didn't believe... are dead! 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

This film was released by Universal as a double feature with Sssssss (1973), making the program one of the last double bills released by the studio. See more »

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There shouldn't have been a pentagram on the Cross. 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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Fun little flick
4 July 2004 | by nutty227See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was a young boy, and it did frighten me at times.Not a realistic movie by any means, you have to watch it more or less with tongue and cheek.But it still is enjoyable, and I really liked the mountain-wilderness-setting.I related to the plot in an odd way, even as a youngster, because I came from a broken home much like the lead characters in the Boy who Cried Werewolf.or the first time in ages, the film came on late-night(or early,early morning) TV a day ago.Having grown up in the 1970's, I suppose I have a soft spot for many of even the campy spoofs of that genre.

The acting is certainly nothing stellar, but the setting more than made up for it, in my mind.The TV -repairman attack scene is high camp, but some of the woodsy chase clips are quite fun.I also really liked the musical score.


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