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I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 19 June 1957 (USA)
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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Detective Donovan
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Pearl (as Cindy Robbins)
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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)  »

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Blood of the Werewolf  »

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$82,000 (estimated)

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$2,000,000 (USA)
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American International Pictures released this on a double bill with Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957) with the tag line "We DARE You To See The Most Amazing Pictures of Our Time!" See more »

Quotes

Dr Alfred Brandon: I'm going to TRANSFORM him, and unleash the savage instincts that lie hidden within... and then I'll be judged the benefactor. Mankind is on the verge of destroying itself. The only hope for the human race is to hurl it back into its primitive norm, to start all over again. What's one life compared to such a triumph?
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Referenced in Bikini Beach (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Blaine
Sung by Ken Miller (uncredited)
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Teenage Angst at it's best
3 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this when I was about 14 and I immediately felt it was one of the best horror movies I had ever seen! Forget that- I thought it was one of the best MOVIES I had ever seen. I saw it again at around 50 and couldn't believe I felt that way! But I do recall that I totally related to the "angst" and mental torment Michael Landon's character expressed- the alienation from everyone, especially parents and older people, the intensity, loneliness and longing for...something. Landon's moodiness and range in something other than "Little Joe" or "Little House on the Prarie" romanticized optimism roles showed he had more to offer than we typically saw. It definitely was one of the best of the "I was a teenage..." genre.


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