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I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  19 June 1957 (USA)
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A troubled teenager seeks help through hypnotherapy, but his evil doctor uses him for regression experiments that transform him into a rampaging werewolf.

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Cast

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Yvonne Fedderson ...
Arlene Logan (as Yvonne Lime)
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Charles Willcox ...
Jimmy (as Tony Marshall)
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Barney Phillips ...
Detective Donovan
Ken Miller ...
Vic
Cynthia Chenault ...
Pearl (as Cindy Robbins)
Michael Rougas ...
Robert Griffin ...
Joseph Mell ...
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Eddie Marr ...
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Louise Lewis ...
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A troubled teenager seeks help through hypnotherapy, but his evil doctor uses him for regression experiments that transform him into a rampaging werewolf. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Explosive! Amazing! Terrifying! You won't believe your eyes! See more »

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19 June 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blood of the Werewolf  »

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Budget:

$82,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,000,000 (USA)
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Michael Landon later satirized his role in this film on his TV show, Highway to Heaven (1984). In the 1987 Halloween episode, "I Was A Middle Aged Werewolf," written and directed by Landon, the angel Jonathan Smith turns himself into a werewolf to scare off some bullies. Smith and his friend, Mark Gordon (Victor French) watch the movie I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) on TV. Watching the werewolf, Mark tells Jonathan, "You know, this guy in the movie reminds me a lot of you. I mean, when he's a regular guy, not when he's got fuzz all over his face." See more »

Quotes

Det. Sgt. Donovan: It's not for man to interfere in the ways of God.
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Connections

Featured in Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Blaine
Sung by Ken Miller (uncredited)
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low budget classic
15 May 2007 | by (Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best low budget horror movies ever made. Directed by one of the top film editors of his day, Gene Fowler Jr, with cinematography by academy award winner Joseph LaShelle (for LAURA) raises this movie above many other low budget films of it's kind. The werewolf makeup is one of the better ones from pre-Howling-American Werewolf days. The acting is uniformly good all around with Landon and Bissell standouts. Some critics complaint about having actors in their 20's and 30's playing teenagers in IWATW are baseless since in critically praised films like WEST SIDE STORY the same thing occurs. Only weak part of the film is the "rock song" by Kenny Miller. AIP should have had a real rock song in the movie and since Yvonne Lime was dating Elvis about this time, it would have made the film more famous if it had included an Elvis song.


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