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I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 19 June 1957 (USA)
A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as guinea pig for a serum which transforms him into a vicious werewolf.



(original story) (as Ralph Thornton), (original story) (as Ralph Thornton) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvonne Lime ...
Charles Willcox ...
Jimmy (as Tony Marshall)
Dawn Richard ...
Detective Donovan
Ken Miller ...
Cynthia Chenault ...
Pearl (as Cindy Robbins)
Michael Rougas ...
Robert Griffin ...
Joseph Mell ...
Eddie Marr ...
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Louise Lewis ...


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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Release Date:

19 June 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blood of the Werewolf  »

Box Office


$82,000 (estimated)


$2,000,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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This was the film that came up with the popular title motif "I Was a *insert noun here*." Numerous films, songs, and books have paid homage to this film through their titles alone. See more »


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Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Blaine
Sung by Ken Miller (uncredited)
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Surprisingly successful horror camp flick.
29 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Even the makers of this picture must have been surprised at the success of this horror camp film. Landon is the troubled teen, Bissel the mad doctor that transforms him into canine terror. Later in his career, Landon admittedly blushed at the mention of the picture, but this one did kick off the start of the "I Was a Teenage Whatever" craze. This one moves along quite well and is still watchable by today's standards.

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