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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973)

PG | | Horror | 23 November 1973 (USA)
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. 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

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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 was the final film to be directed by Nathan Juran, ending a 20 year career in the director's chair. See more »

Goofs

Shouldn't Robert Bridgestone's feet have also turned into wolf like paws and busted out of his shoes? 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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Connections

Remade as The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010) See more »

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One-of-a-kind werewolf film
29 September 2008 | by GeffSee all my reviews

I am a werewolf buff, and this film is one that I consider one of the best and most underrated of them all. The werewolf is scary in appearance and in action. The make-up artist creates a really wolfie character who is truly frightening. His actions show no human feelings whatsoever; he is 100% wolf. The young boy is supremely vulnerable, and he doesn't seem to know it. I saw this film more than thirty years ago, and I still remember it, and I still would love to see it again. It has stayed with me all these years. It's like going to a yard sale, and an expert sees a rare treasure that everyone else has missed. He buys it for a dollar, yet it's priceless. That's what this film is to me, a werewolf expert. This werewolf is priceless. Find it, see it, rent it, buy it, and tell me it's not a unique film. I am looking for it now. Moviehunter.com is worth a try if I can't find it on Amazon. If you love werewolf movies, find this one.


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