THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf 2010 exists in the same cute conceptual niche as other childrens monster movies such as Moms Got a Date with a Vampire (2000) and The Phantom of the Megaplex (2000). The title pun is strained and little in the film that ever plays out on the boy who cried wolf/werewolf concept at most, Chase Ellison is written in as getting in trouble at school for his horror pranks but this is soon forgotten. Where the first film was about a boy trying to get people to believe his father was a werewolf, this has a boy trying to deal with his sister turning into a werewolf. Here her being a werewolf is seen as not such a bad thing eventually and the third act of the film introduces a bunch of vampires as the real bad guys of the show with the young hero and his sister defending their legacy as werewolves.
Mostly, the film plays to childrens tv movie formula. As such, it is merely adequate nothing great, while on the other hand nothing that insults the intelligence as many of these films are wont to do. As some works on the topic have see Wilderness (1996), Ginger Snaps (2000) and Blood and Chocolate (2007) the film equates female lycanthropy with sexual self-confidence Victoria Justice makes an instant change from a nerd girl in glasses to looking hot and dressed to kill. In one of the more amusing scenes, we see her shaving her legs and coming up with clumps of hair that instantly grow back. The werewolf effects, despite coming from top-drawer Hollywood company KNB EFX Group, are very so-so. The most fun being had throughout is by Brooke Shields who totally vamps it up with harsh and guttural East European accent as the maid.
Director Eric Bross has mostly worked in television and has made two ventures into the horror genre with Vampire Bats (2005) and Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2009).
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