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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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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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Production Co:

Hairy Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

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 »

Goofs

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 Wolf Man (1941) See more »

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Sihouette
Written by David Adams
Performed by Barry Fasman and Dana Walden
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Recommended for ages 13 and under.
21 February 2004 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

My Mom's A Werewolf is self-explanatory, a lonely housewife on her way to the pet shop one day meets a strange man who gives her the bite that turns her wolfen. But, the town hardly notices, including her oblivious husband. So, her teenaged daughter solicits the help of a fortune teller and her friend, well-versed in monster trivia, to help her mom out.

The movie is out and out corny. I mean, the idea that someone's mom turns into a werewolf is certainly comical fun, except nothing really seems to happen other than that. There's no real hijinks or amusing events that set off a whole series of funny consequences. It's more like, okay, so you're mom is a werewolf.

But, I criticize with caution because I'm watching this in my twenties, reminiscing the fun horror/comedy days of the late 80s. But I'm sure it was aimed for kids, or at least approved for the whole family kind of movie. So, pre-teens are probably more likely to get a kick out of it than I would (although they might miss some of the subtle humor such as "Toe Job" and "Cavity Empor"). But what the heck.


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