Cry Wolf

Directed By: Jeff Wadlow Starring: Julian Morris Lindy Booth

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When rumors about a fictional serial killer becomes true, this horrifying 'who dunnit' delivers shocking and nail-biting twists that will keep you guessing until the very end.


Studio Universal
SKU 202046446
UPC 025192940422
UPC 14 00025192940422
Format DVD
Release Date 9/1/2015
Rating NR
High School Experiences
Serial Killers
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note When Owen Matthews (Julian Morris) makes up a fake, very detailed story about a serial killer and e-mails it to all the students at Westlake--which is yet another private school his father (Gary Cole) has sent him off to--he has no idea what he has begun. Soon his fictional murderer, "the Wolf," is sneaking around campus, scaring the students and leaving behind a trail of blood. What started out as a relatively innocent game between a group of friends has now turned real, and Owen seems to be the only one who can stop it. But the deeper he goes, the more he doesn't like what he finds out--until he becomes the ultimate target. Cowriter Jeff Wadlow's feature-film directing debut, CRY WOLF, has chills and thrills around every corner, playing off of contemporary genre clichés to deliver a funny and frightening movie. The last part of the film, especially, is filled with surprise after surprise. Morris is excellent as the new student troublemaker, and Lindy Booth provides good support as Dodger, the leader of the group and a potential love interest for Owen. Musician Jon Bon Jovi stars as a cool journalism teacher, and performance artist Anna Deavere Smith has a cameo as the school's headmistress. The alternapop soundtrack includes songs from Low, 22-20s, Helio Sequence, Cake, and Classic featuring JoJo Pellegrino.
Sight and Sound "[D]irector Jeff Wadlow breezes through the set-up, making good use of the autumnal college setting, and nodding to STAND BY ME." 02/01/2006 p.50
Jeff Wadlow
Julian Morris
Lindy Booth
Cast & Crew
Beau Bauman - Producer
Beau Bauman, et. al. - Writer
Dave Bartis, et. al. - Executive Producer
Jared Padlacki - Actor
Jeff Wadlow - Director
Jon Bon Jovi - Actor
Julian Morris - Actor
Lindy Booth - Actor
Martin Buckley - Production Designer
Michael Wandmacher - Original Music By
Romeo Tirone - Cinematographer
Seth Gordon - Editor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 29404
UPC 00025192940422
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 91 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Review There are surprises intrinsic to the storyline, in which the group concocts a scheme to link a recent local murder to a supposed serial killer. Via email, Dodger and Owen manufacture an m.o. for their killer -- all of which suddenly starts coming true...There's not enough tension to make the viewer care that muchfor the various hoaxes and faux-slayings perpetrated by the film's largely unlikable gang of privileged brats.
Reviewer John Anderson
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource The Onion AV Club
Review Is there anything scarier than a threatening text message? Sure: Werewolves, vampires, killer diseases, and comedies written by and starring Jenny McCarthy come immediately to mind. Strangely, that hasn't stopped horror-movie makers from trying to squeeze new scares out of new technology. Cry_Wolf is the latest to put an IM and e-mail skin on a slasher-movie body. The results aren't awful, just awfully unnecessary.
Reviewer Keith Phipps
ReviewRating 6
DVD, Widescreen, Unrated, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, French
Product Attributes
Actor Morris,Julian
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times A clever teen thriller with intricate plotting, deft characterizations, sharp ensemble performances and a darkly ironic twist at the end.
Kyle Smith, The New York Post The movie consistently keeps us guessing, right up to its twisty, satisfying finish.

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