Lesley Shaber is frustrated with her life as a housewife in a number of ways, but namely the problem is her unfeeling husband. The creeping hand of temptation reveals itself when she encounters handsome, mysterious pet store owner Harry Thropen, but she manages to resist - although he does nibble on her toes a bit. Unfortunately for her, this simple act is enough to transform her life entirely. For one thing she goes from being a vegetarian to being crazy about meat, and that's just the first of many peculiar changes in her life ...
So here we have lycanthropy being used as a metaphor for repressed sexuality and pure animalistic temptation. This might sound a bit heavy, but the movie is far from it - in terms of tone, we're dealing with a "Freaky Friday" style family comedy, though with a fair amount more adult content. Given the nature of some of the humour and the overall storyline, I was quite surprised to see that this movie has a PG rating. At the very least, it must be at the upper level of a PG.
The 1980s produced a handful of these werewolf comedies, including Full Moon High and Teen Wolf. They were all quite entertaining, but out of all of them, this might actually be my favourite. While it is flawed in many ways, I think it works better than the other two and has the highest number of amusing moments. Of course, not everyone feels this way - most reviews of this movie tend to range from luke-warm to entirely negative.
I suppose you'll just have to give it a go and see if the humour works for you. There are certainly worse ways to spend 90 minutes of your life.
This movie is really low-budget, but there's a lot of humour in it. I watched it a long time ago when I was a kid. There's nothing scary in it all and the special effects are hilarious, with the werewolves just looking like men in gorilla outfits.
There's also a very funny scene at the end where the neighbours see the two werewolves fighting in the bedroom and think that they're just people with some weird fetish.
Worth watching, simply for the laughs, but please don't take it seriously.
Have this movie on DVD. Thought it was a riot. The one scene that really got me going was when the old couple commented on seeing a singing werewolf. Wish they could make more comedies like this.
This movie seems to be a bit confused about its lycanthropic folklore. John Saxon's werewolf is shown to have a sort of hypnotic mind control power, which is generally associated with vampires rather than werewolves. The werewolves in the movie are also immortal, but can be killed by a silver bullet. Alternatively, the lycanthropy can be cured by killing the one who bit you.
The first symptoms of the budding lycanthrope include hairy legs, sharp teeth and pointy ears. Considering that the movie is a low-budget tongue-in-cheek throwaway comedy, the final werewolf designs aren't bad at all. We get to see two distinct werewolves in the movie, a male and a female, and also a nice werewolf scrap towards the end.