The Hellcats are an all-female gang bent on bucking authority and terrorizing the schools by doing things like having a bad attitude toward their teachers and parents. When Joyce, a new ... See full summary »
Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws ... See full summary »
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 »
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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