Taglines: He’s today’s teenage werewolf… only the rules have changed!
A teenager goes on a trip to Transylvania with his father and gets bitten by a werewolf. Made ageless, he attempts to put his life back together a couple of decades later by enrolling in high school. The basic premise of the movie is that he tries to keep his secret from the school and his girlfriend with theoretically comedic results. The movie was filmed partially at John Burroughs Senior High School in the city of Burbank, California, in the summer of 1979.
A portion of this movie was also filmed on location in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, on the football field in Bergen County Park at the foot of Valley Brook Avenue and River Road. The stands were filled with everyone from the town, and the varsity football team of that year were featured.
Full Moon High is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by Larry Cohen, centering on a high school werewolf who tries to keep his secret from others. He also ignores his girlfriend’s sexual advances because it’s his “time of the month.”
Full Moon High (1981)
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Starring: Adam Arkin, Roz Kelly, Ed McMahon, Joanne Nail, Bill Kirchenbauer, Elizabeth Hartman, Demond Wilson, Pat Morita
Screenplay by: Larry Cohen
Cinematography by: Daniel Pearl
Film Editing by: Armond Lebowitz
Art Direction by: Robert A. Burns
Music by: Gary William Friedman
Distributed by: Filmways Pictures
Release Date: October 9, 1981