The Boy Who Cried Werewolf                      review by Bobby Blakey 

Shout Factory continues to bring a wide variety of classic horror films to the fans under their Scream Factory brand. Not all of them are the big cult classics or well-known releases, but most of them are nice hidden gems. The latest getting the Blu-ray treatment for the first time is 1973s The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.

The film follows Richie Bridgestone who 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. This is a decent little werewolf flick that offers up the man in make-up classic look. Sure the visual look is somewhat silly at times and almost looks like a cross between one of the apes from Planet of the Apes and Teen Wolf, it still gets the point across and works for what they are trying to do. The story is simple with nothing you haven’t seen before nad is quite dated, but for fans of werewolves it is worth seeing at least once for the cheesiness of it all.

Unlike most of the Shout Factory releases this one doesn’t offer up any special features, but it does give yet another fun entry in the world of the werewolf for fans to add to their collection even if it is a bit silly overall.

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