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My Mom's a Werewolf (1989)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | May 1989 (USA)
After being bitten by a mysterious pet-shop owner, house-wife Leslie begins a gruesome transformation into a werewolf. Her only hope is her young daughter Jennifer who races against time to stop Leslie from turning into an animal for good.


Michael Fischa


Mark Pirro




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 ... 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


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.


Comedy | Horror


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Tina Caspary and Marcia Wallace also appeared in another comedy/fantasy film released in the same year Teen Witch (1989). Both films also had a mysterious gypsy fortune teller. See more »


Leslie's werewolf teeth are quite visible several times to her daughter, Jennifer, but Jennifer keeps acting like she doesn't see them. See more »


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 »


Written by David Adams
Performed by Barry Fasman and Dana Walden
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Terrible horror/comedy is saved by 1980s nostalgia value
4 June 2018 | by a_chinnSee all my reviews

Lothario werewolf John Saxon seduces housewife Susan Blakely and turns her into a sex crazed werewolf. I remember seeing this PG-rated comedy VHS box on the video store shelf, but never watched it and I had always thought it was a silly low budget family comedy. Instead, it's a rather dirty comedy that has Blakely getting turned on by just about every male character she encounters. But as raunchy as that sounds, the dirty comedy manages to stay fairly clean in that it doesn't show any nakedness, although the innuendo and Blakely frequently wearing nothing but lingerie makes this film hardly a comedy for the whole family. But how good is the film? It's badly acted (except for Blakely and Saxon), it's not very funny, and generally pretty boring. However, the film has a fair amount of 1980s nostalgia with plenty of cheesy hair, music, and fashion, and that was enough to hold my interest despite the overall poor quality of filmmaking. The film also features Ruth Buzzi as a gypsy fortune teller, Marilyn McCoo, Marcia Wallace (best know now as Miss Krabappel on "The Simpsons"), and Kimmy Robertson (best know from Twin Peaks) playing "pedestrian." There's even a cameo by Forrest J Ackerman!

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May 1989 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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