Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973) Belgian Poster
Director Nathan Juran came out of retirement to make this, as a personal favour to producer Aaron Rosenberg, with whom he’d made numerous Daniel Boone TV episodes (1964 – 1970). The Boy Who Cried Werewolf has the same air of innocence that Juran’s films for Ray Harryhausen had – little blood and the occasional scare. There was good make up from Tom Burman, best known for Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), the Vietnam beheading in The Exterminator (1980) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982).
Father Robert and his son Richie are attacked by a werewolf. Robert is bitten, and soon begins to turn into a monster when the moon is full. Richie knows he's the killer, but can't convince anyone that he's telling the truth. Harryhausen regular Kerwin Mathews is good in the werewolf role, with an earnest Scott Sealey as the title character, caught between his estranged and even stranger parents. A few telling details elevate the story – this werewolf is cunning, pushing a caravan down a steep slope, so that its attack wounds will be disguised as normal injuries, or burying a victim’s head so it can be ‘saved for later’.
Artist: Unknown - based on US 1 Sheet artwork
Condition: VERY FINE - slight edge folds
Cast: Elaine Devry - Diary of a Madman (1963), Robert J. Wilke – in over 300 films since San Francisco (1933) and actually played the title role in The Catman of Paris (1946).