THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF REVIEWED
“The Boy Who Cried Werewolf” has never legally been on home video. While horror nerds have circulated copies here and there, its first home video bow looks amazing. For those that don’t know, it’s a basic horror tale about a young boy and his werewolf father. Nobody believes the kid, as he pleads for help. The movie bounces between local hippies, a small town sheriff and family friends trying to make sense of what’s happening.
This kind of B-Movie schlock used to keep Drive-Ins thriving. Now, it’s a fun throwback to a time where 30,000 and some willing actors could get you a movie in 28 days. Juran is a B-Movie directing God, so it’s nice to see that this was one of the movies that closed out his career. It’s just that this is the kind of movie that needs to be introduced to younger viewers. It’s an acquired taste that has to be slowly sold, but it’s worth it.
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RELEASE DATE: 7/26/16
The Plot Thus Far
Richie Bridgestone’s parents are getting a divorce, but that’s the least of his problems at the moment. Richie is hoping his parents will reconsider and on a visit to his father’s secluded cabin, he witnesses his dad being attacked by a werewolf. Much like the tale of the boy who cried wolf, no one in the town will believe Richie’s claims that his father will change into a werewolf at the next full moon.
This was the third and final pairing of actor Kerwin Matthews and cult filmmaker Nathan Juran (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, The Brain from Planet Arous). The two had also worked together on the classic 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Jack the Giant Killer.
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