werewolf, werewolves and lycans

Never Try To Pet A Werewolf

Show of hands. Who’s seen the movie THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF? No, not the one done in 2010, which I understand was a Nickelodeon children’s movie. (Or is that redundant?) I’m talking about the one from 1973, which actually was a Horror movie. It’s actually a decent little film. Or at least I remember it that way; I haven’t seen it since childhood. I should be careful, since I also remembered MONSTER DOG as being good, and when I rewatched it a few weeks ago, oooooooh boy. I’ll just say that THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF was scary in my memories, ‘kay? I probably do need to watch it again, for that matter. I do love me some monster-flavored nostalgia—and for me, 99% of my childhood nostalgia is in one way or another related to monsters.

Anyway, I REMEMBER the film as being effective, and this despite it having the silliest-looking screen werewolf EVER. The fully transformed lycanthrope looked like a sheepdog or a giant bipedal Lhasa apso. It was at no point in the movie scary; it was cute. Sure, it killed people. That didn’t matter. Still cute. I daresay it holds the title for worst movie werewolf, appearance-wise. Do you know of any film with a worse werewolf protagonist? What’s the worst in werewolf FX you’ve ever seen? In THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF the effects weren’t BAD, really, just ineffective. Unless what the FX artists WANTED was to make a monster that looked cute and cuddly.

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!

The Evil Cheezman • December 9, 2016


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