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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

Writer:

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

Certificate:

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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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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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 Dracula (1931) See more »

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Entertaining B-Movie
24 February 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The housewife Leslie Shaber (Susan Blakely) has a boring marriage since she is neglected by her husband Howard Shaber (John Schuck) that spends his nights with his friends that are also football fans. Her teenage daughter Jennifer Shaber (Katrina Caspary) and her best friend Stacey Pubah (Diana Barrows) decide to meet Leslie is the restaurant where she usually has lunch to give flowers to her as if it was from Howard, expecting to rekindle their marriage. Meanwhile Leslie goes to a pet shop to buy a flea-collar and her purse is robbed by a thief. The pet shop owner Harry Thropen (John Saxon) chases the criminal and retrieves her purse. Thropen, who is a werewolf, invites Leslie to have lunch with him and Jennifer and Stacey believe they are lovers. Later Harry uses his power to bring Leslie to his apartment where he bite her toe. Leslie turns into a werewolf bringing havoc to her home, while Jennifer and Stacey try to revert the process.

"My Mom's a Werewolf" is an entertaining B-movie, with a silly but funny storyline. The direction, the screenplay, the dialogues, the performances are typical for a low-budget film. But there are many funny moments that will probably make you laugh. Therefore, a reasonable film to be watched at home in a rainy Saturday afternoon. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Minha Mãe é um Lobisomem" ("My Mom is a Werewolf")


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