September 16th, 2005


more trailers Cry_Wolf


Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 5.8/10 (14,842 voted)

Critic's Score: 39/100

Director: Jeff Wadlow

Stars: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki

Nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth. When a young woman is found murdered, a group of local high school students decide to further scare their classmates by spreading online rumors that a serial killer called "The Wolf" is on the loose. By describing "The Wolf's" next victims, the students' game is to see how many people they can convince - and if anyone will uncover the lie. But when the described victims actually do start turning up dead, suddenly no one knows where the lies end and the truth begins. As someone or something begins hunting the students themselves, the game turns terrifyingly real.

Writers: Beau Bauman, Jeff Wadlow

Julian Morris - Owen Matthews
Lindy Booth - Dodger
Jared Padalecki - Tom
Jon Bon Jovi - Rich Walker
Sandra McCoy - Mercedes
Kristy Wu - Regina
Jesse Janzen - Randall
Paul James - Lewis
Anna Deavere Smith - Headmaster Tinsley
Ethan Cohn - Graham
Gary Cole - Mr. Matthews
Erica Yates - Becky
Jane Beard - Miss McNally
Sabrina Gilbert - Game Player
Ashleigh Pixley - Game Player

Taglines: You Lie... You Die!


Official Website: Enigma Media | Official Fan Team |

Release Date: 16 September 2005

Filming Locations: Collegiate School - 103 N. Mooreland Rd, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $1,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,428,209 (USA) (18 September 2005) (1789 Screens)

Gross: $15,585,495 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Originally an R rated film, it was trimmed down to a PG-13. The Uncut version restores the original rating because of added scenes of violence.

Continuity: When Dodger and Owen are talking outside the Halloween party, Dodger's cape is over her right shoulder. When Owen walks away after they finish talking, her cape is pulled back off of her shoulder.

Randall: Can I borrow your car?
Tom: Yea man, you know, just leave the keys on the tire and don't get any blood on the back seat.
Randall: I wouldn't dream of it. I want this to be special, you know, like in the middle of the woods up against a tree.
Regina: You're a pig.
Randall: You're a dyke.
Regina: Die a violent death.

User Review

Twists make the movie particularly intriguing

Rating: 10/10

We saw the movie at an early preview, and had no idea what we were getting into. At first, Cry Wolf seems like it's going to be a traditional, straight-forward slasher movie, but soon you begin to realize that there are layers within layers, and the result is a movie that's increasingly suspenseful and intriguing from beginning to end. It would be highly unfair to give away the plot. It's appropriate only to say that each of several of us was surprised by the ending. Most of the actors are talented unknowns, with a couple of established actors (Jon Bon Jovi, Anna Deavere Smith) artfully used (Bon Jovi in a major role, Smith in a minor one). The movie cleverly weaves in current technologies (especially instant messaging) in a way that heightens the suspense and is sure to enhance its appeal to young audiences. Great production values, cinematography and editing -- all elements contribute to a movie that's one of the best of its genre.