I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

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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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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  »

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$82,000 (estimated)


$2,000,000 (USA)

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Michael Landon.
30 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Gene Fowler Jr. directed this famous hybrid of horror and juvenile delinquency that stars a young Michael Landon as troubled teenager Tony Rivers, who is ordered to undergo therapy to control his anger issues(he gets in a lot of fights at high school) Unfortunately, his doctor(played by Whit Bissell) is quite unscrupulous, using Tony in his hypno-regression therapy that causes him to become a murderous werewolf! Barney Philips plays the investigating detective looking into the murders. While by no stretch a good film, Michael Landon gives a sympathetic performance, and there is some effectively tense direction and good makeup, though this never quite manages to rise above its silly title. Not yet on DVD either, which is a shame.

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