Friday, October 10, 2014

Only now does it occur to me... FULL MOON HIGH

Only now does it occur to me...  that in a film starring Adam and Alan Arkin,
the character of "Adam Arkin's Dad" is played by... Ed McMahon!
As far as I know, FULL MOON HIGH and the incorporation of "Heeeeeere's Johnny" into THE SHINING are Ed McMahon's two contributions to the horror genre.

In any event, FULL MOON HIGH is one of the weaker entries in the Larry Cohen canon, a wonderful body of work which includes IT'S ALIVE, THE STUFF, Q, and GOD TOLD ME TO.  It's a werewolf spoof movie that updates I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF for the 80s, and a full four years before TEEN WOLF.
 This teen wolf plays football.

There's a smattering of laughs, some vaguely engaging inter-generational commentary, bit parts by Bob Saget and Pat Morita,
Pat Morita as "The Silversmith"

and I really like the low-rent map used for travel montages, which you'll note is so half-assed that they've mixed up Bulgaria and Romania.
Nice work!

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