Following last week’s Bad Moon announcement, Scream Factory dips into the werewolf well again, this time announcing summer plans to release The Boy Who Cried Werewolf on Blu-ray. No, not the 2010 made-for-TV Victoria Justice movie of the same name. Jeez, people!
The 1973 horror (comedy – the movie doesn’t even seem entirely sure on that front) The Boy Who Cried Werewolf was once a staple of late-night television; now it’s getting a Blu-ray makeover for the modern digital age. It’s the final film from director Nathan Juran (The Deadly Mantis, The Brain from Planet Arous, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman), and Kerwin Matthews, Elaine Devry, and Scott Sealey star in this unique and very Seventies spin on the wolfman genre.
Richie Bridgestone (whose parents are divorced) 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 Richie’s father. Upon investigation, they find their attacker to be human, and the sheriff concludes their attacker was an insane drifter. Richie spends the rest of the film trying to convince his mother and his therapist that his father is now a werewolf.
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf also boasts the most lycan-on-hippie action since The Werewolf of Woodstock (another werewolf cheapie from the polyester decade due for a digital resurrection).
When The Boy Who Cried Werewolf was released to theaters back in the day, it was part of a double feature with another forthcoming Scream Factory release, Ssssss; almost surprising they didn’t release the movies together as a double feature Blu-ray.
No word yet on extras, if any. Just a release date: July 26th. The day we all get to cry werewolf.