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My Mom's a Werewolf (1989)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | May 1989 (USA)
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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Michael Fischa

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Mark Pirro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Blakely ... Leslie Shaber
John Saxon ... Harry Thropen
Tina Caspary ... Jennifer Shaber (as Katrina Caspary)
John Schuck ... Howard Shaber
Diana Barrows Diana Barrows ... Stacey Pubah
Ruth Buzzi ... Madame Gypsy
Marilyn McCoo ... Celia Celica
Marcia Wallace ... Peggy
Geno Silva Geno Silva ... Dr. Rod Rodriguez
Lucy Lee Flippin ... Nurse Mammosa (as Lucy Lee Flippen)
Lou Cutell ... Butcher
Yetta Yetta ... Woman
Charlie Holliday ... Officer Demyer
Chris Hubbell Chris Hubbell ... Officer Cooper
Phil Rubenstein Phil Rubenstein ... Malcolm Macafee
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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. 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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Jennifer's mother is having an identity crisis.

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Minha Mãe é um Lobisomem See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Hairy Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Tina Caspary's only leading role as well as her final film. See more »

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When the girls are in the horror trivia store, one of them is in awe of Issue #5, 1965, of Famous Monsters (of Filmland). The magazine was first published in 1958 so the 5th would be 1958 or 1959. See more »

Quotes

Stacey Pubah: [looking through the beauty parlor window] Holy shit! Your mom's a werewolf.
Jennifer Shaber: [sarcastically] Really?
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References The Invisible Man (1933) See more »

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Fright Night
Written and Performed by Joe Lamont
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Pretty poor Teen Wolf clone, yet it has some charm
27 August 2015 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

My Mom's a Werewolf is clearly an example of a film that came out in the wake of the success of Teen Wolf (1985). That latter film had been released with little fanfare only to become a surprise hit once Michael J. Fox became a superstar off the back of Back to the Future (1985). In fairness, Teen Wolf was a pretty clunky movie with an alarmingly stupid premise and quite a lot of general lameness about it. Yet it had a certain charm nevertheless, My Mom's a Werewolf also has some 80's appeal about it too, yet it's really not very good.

It's about a housewife who is transformed into a werewolf by a mysterious debonair stranger. Once she discovers her condition she tries to conceal her secret from her husband and daughter. The latter joins forces with her horror geek best friend to find a cure.

This one benefits from the presence of one of the all-time b-movie kings, John Saxon, in the role of the smooth werewolf stranger. Like he always does, he again brings some commitment and class to proceedings. It's technically a horror-comedy that definitely focuses on the comedy at the expense of the horror. Mainly, it is full of what can best be described as '80's cheese'. I can't pretend to think this is very successful as a comedy, yet it has a certain likableness about it that prevents me from actively disliking it.


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