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Victoria Justice on being a werewolf for Nickelodeon

Reader ArcLight sent me this link about upcoming Nickelodeon film “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf” and actress Victoria Justice yesterday. I’m going to quote his email because it does the job nicely:

Hey…remember that Brooke Shields werewolf thing for Nickelodeon? I didn’t either but apparently it’s airing this October. Here’s a short bit with one of the actresses.

If you have an aversion to clicking on links or the New York Post web site, here’s the pertinent text:

“I got to do most of the prosthetic work and the transformation [into a werewolf] was all me,” Justice says, adding that she had to spend three hours in the makeup chair to get the werewolf prosthetics glued onto her face. “The cool thing about it is that I don’t look pretty at all, I look disgusting — like a beast.

“There’s a werewolf suit that somebody [else] had to operate,” she admits. “I’m 105 pounds, so there’s no way [she could’ve worn it]. I would’ve passed out from heat stroke.”

Some people have all the luck. You can see Justice as a “disgusting beast” when the movie airs on October 22nd.

Brooke Shields and The Boy Who Cried Werewolf

ArcLight wrote in with a link to some news that’s happening in my own backyard. Filming for the Nickelodeon horror-comedy The Boy Who Cried Werewolf wrapped up yesterday in Victoria, BC. It stars Brooke Shields as Madame Varcolac, the caretaker of a Romanian castle recently inherited by an American family. The title might look familiar, but apparently it’s got nothing to do with the 1973 film of the same name (which is a relief– how many remakes do we need?).

Co-writer and executive producer Doug Sloan thinks the time is right for more werewolf movies, whether they’re comedy, horror or both.

“Right now there seems to be this movement in Hollywood’s collective consciousness that werewolves have come out again,” he says. “There’s the lycan thing, the Underworld franchise that has a lot of werewolf in it, and Twilight…. What’s happening now with visual effects, makeup and creatures has come so far. The werewolves will be scary. They won’t be funny, playing basketball. Kids love to be scared.”

The cynic in me wants to write this off as a family-friendly money-grab by movie producers who know that werewolves are the new vampires, but the kid in me is excited by the idea of a silly, playful but scary werewolf movie being filmed in a castle 5 minutes away from where I used to live. And I’d rather listen to kids than cynics.