The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010 film)
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|The Boy Who Cried Werewolf|
|Written by||Art Edler Brown
|Directed by||Eric Bross|
|Theme music composer||John Van Tongeren|
|Country of origin||United States
|Original language(s)||English and Romanian|
|Running time||83 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Pacific Bay Entertainment|
|Original release||October 23, 2010|
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf is a 2010 Nickelodeon made-for-television film starring Victoria Justice, Chase Ellison, Matt Winston, Brooke D'Orsay, Steven Grayhm, and Brooke Shields. The screenplay was written by Art Edler Brown and Josh Nick. It was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, taking 2 years to complete.
Not to be confused with the 1973 movie of the same name
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Jordan Sands (Victoria Justice) is an awkward and nerdy 17-year-old girl with a bad case of allergies, whom just became the woman of the house after the recent death of her mother. Her father David (Matt Winston) is struggling to make ends meet, while her 14-year-old brother Hunter (Chase Ellison) drives the family crazy with gory pranks. They then inherit their deceased mother's Great-Uncle Dragomir's castle in Wolfsberg, Romania after getting a package in the mail. After arriving in Wolfsberg they meet the strange and steely housekeeper of the castle, Madame Varcolac (Brooke Shields).
Varcolac discourages David from selling the property, but real estate agent Paulina Von Eckberg (Brooke D'Orsay) begins dating David to win him over. One day while snooping around Dragomir's lab, Jordan winds up stepping on a vial of LB-217 with her foot. Hunter manages to pull the,pieces out, but Jordan's behavior changes soon after, such as her allergies disappearing, seeing without glasses, and smelling things very far away. Hunter's friends explain that Jordan's behaviors are akin to those of a werewolf's, and that she is one either because of a bloodline curse, a bite from an infected person, or from getting blood of a werewolf. In Jordan's case, it was revealed to have been LB-217, which is short for "Lycanthrope Blood".
Jordan continues to succumb to the changes, such as her eye color sometimes becoming blue and having behavioral changes. After her date with, Goran (Steven Grayhm), the young butcher, Hunter returns home and witnesses Jordan turn into a werewolf. She flees during the night, and Hunter contacts his friends for help. They reveal that there is no cure they know of other than shooting a werewolf dead with silver. Hunter refuses to do this to his sister. His friends also give him a final warning: If Jordan is not cured somehow by the next sunrise, she can never be cured and will always be a werewolf cursed to shift forms every night until the end of her life.
They find Varcolac, who reveals that Dragomir was also a werewolf and was the "Wolfsberg Beast"; protector of the castle and Wolfsberg itself. Vampires had attempted to take over the castle, but Dragomir stopped them before he was ultimately killed. Before his death, Dragomir was working on a possible cure to lycanthropy. However, it will take time to gather the ingredients. Varcolac warns Jordan and Hunter to return to the Manor before Jordan becomes a werewolf again. Paulina offers to give them a ride, but Jordan struggles in trying to resist her transformation. The car eventually breaks down, and vampires come out, along with Paulina, who is also a vampire. As it turns out, she killed Dragomir to get the manor and will now kill Jordan. She and Hunter are locked in the trunk and brought to her hideout, where Jordan succumbs to the change and is restrained. Hunter leads David to the hideout as they witness Paulina crafting a silver bullet.
Hunter suddenly turns into a werewolf himself; not only is he a part of the bloodline, he is fourteen. The werewolves attack the vampires and Paulina before witnessing the rising sun. They use this to their advantage and burn the vampires to death, with Jordan defeating Paulina in a final showdown.
Jordan and Hunter return to the manor, where Hunter's blood is used in the antidote, which successfully cures Jordan. Varcolac is allowed to continue working there, and gives the Sands the money they inherited from Dragomir; it derives from him inventing karaoke. Hunter also becomes the Wolfsberg Beast to take Dragomir's place.
The family returns to California where Jordan has demonstrated a new confidence and power at school, and Goran transfers to be with her. David also finds a new love interest. In a twist, it turns out Paulina was not killed by Jordan after all, and has moved to their neighborhood.
- Victoria Justice as Jordan Sands
- Chase Ellison as Hunter Sands
- Matt Winston as David Sands
- Erica Carroll as Francine Sands
- Brooke Shields as Madame Varcolac
- Brooke D'Orsay as Paulina Von Eckberg
- Steven Grayham as Goran
- Valerie Tian as Debbie
- Ben Cotton as the Cab Driver
- Cainan Wiebe as Rob
- Andrea Brooks as Ashley Edwards
- Christie Laing as Tiffany Whit
- Patrick Sabongui as Monster Fan Dude
- Kerry James as Cort Mc Cann
- Alex Diakun as Igor Van Helman Stanisklavsky
- Anna Galvin as Ms. Carlsberg
- Marci T. House as Coach Harbaugh
- Meshach Peters as Richard
- Heather Doerksen as Assistant Coach
- Jillian Marie as KC (as Jillian Marie Hubert)
The film received generally positive reviews from critics. The film currently holds a 69% approval rate on Rotten Tomatoes based on 24 reviews. Felix Vasques Jr. of CinemaCrazed gave the film a positive review as well, stating "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf ends up being a surprisingly solid family horror comedy that isn't as soapy or girly as I originally assumed it would be. Within the pandering to preteens salivating after Justice, there is also a solid however flawed and derivative story and some wicked special effects."