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      My Mom's a Werewolf

      PG 1988 1 hr. 24 min. Comedy List
      Reviews 34% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Bitten on the toe by a pet-shop owner (John Saxon), a housewife (Susan Blakely) with a daughter (Katrina Caspary) turns into a werewolf. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Lothario werewolf John Saxon seduces housewife Susan Blakely and turns her into a sex crazed werewolf. I remember seeing this PG-rated comedy VHS box on the video store shelf, but never watched it and I had always thought it was a silly low budget family comedy. Instead, it's a rather dirty comedy that has Blakely getting turned on by just about every male character she encounters. But as raunchy as that sounds, the dirty comedy manages to stay fairly clean in that it doesn't show any nakedness, although the innuendo and Blakely frequently wearing nothing but lingerie makes this film hardly a comedy for the whole family. But how good is the film? It's badly acted (except for Blakely and Saxon), it's not very funny, and generally pretty boring. However, the film has a fair amount of 1980s nostalgia with plenty of cheesy hair, music, and fashion, and that was enough to hold my interest despite the overall poor quality of filmmaking. The film also features Ruth Buzzi as a gypsy fortune teller, Marilyn McCoo, Marcia Wallace (best know now as Miss Krabappel on "The Simpsons"), and Kimmy Robertson (best know from Twin Peaks) playing "pedestrian." There's even a cameo by Forrest J Ackerman! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of those late 80's comedies that only someone who saw it when they were a child would have affection for today. About a quarter of the film consists of mom making confused faces. See, she never remembers what she does as a werewolf. Poor acting (apart from Saxon) make this painful to watch. Mom becomes werewolf, does a couple of crazy things, daughter makes her human again. Roll credits. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member It's silly and stupid, but it has a classy 80's feel to it. The character's aren't too great, though there are a few familiar cast members. Effects are cheesy, and the plot is lackluster. It's still kind of fun though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member A teenager's ditzy mom nearly has an affair, but is bitten by a werewolf instead. This clumsy and unfunny comedy might have worked as a raunchy R-rated sex romp, but it's shot with the timid tone of a TV movie. The only interesting part is a bizarre dentist scene that looks like an homage to LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member My Mom's A Werewolf is an underrated horror comedy that is much better than expected. Surprisingly, the film manages to be well written, funny, the acting is cheesy in a charismatic way, and the effects are pretty solid for the time. As far as werewolf films go, this is a very enjoyable one that is worth checking out if you just so happen to stumble upon it. It's a neat, funny, and underrated slice of 80's cinema. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Features some gloriously corny moments, John Saxon chewing scenery (and housewife) as a lycanthropic pet store owner, as well as some awful '80s fashion choices: what's not to LOVE? Fun stuff if you want something light and harmless in the background at a party. Rental. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Bitten on the toe by a pet-shop owner (John Saxon), a housewife (Susan Blakely) with a daughter (Katrina Caspary) turns into a werewolf.
      Director
      Michael Fischa
      Executive Producer
      Marilyn Jacobs Tenser
      Screenwriter
      Mark Pirro
      Production Co
      Hairy Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 8, 2018
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