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Release Date:
19 June 1957 (USA) See more »
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A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as guinea pig for a serum which transforms him into a vicious werewolf. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Surprisingly successful horror camp flick. See more (46 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Landon ... Tony Rivers

Yvonne Lime ... Arlene Logan

Whit Bissell ... Dr. Alfred Brandon
Charles Willcox ... Jimmy (as Tony Marshall)
Dawn Richard ... Theresa

Barney Phillips ... Detective Donovan
Ken Miller ... Vic

Cynthia Chenault ... Pearl (as Cindy Robbins)
Michael Rougas ... Frank
Robert Griffin ... Police Chief P.F. Baker
Joseph Mell ... Dr. Hugo Wagner

Malcolm Atterbury ... Charles Rivers
Eddie Marr ... Doyle

Vladimir Sokoloff ... Pepe the Janitor
Louise Lewis ... Principal Ferguson

S. John Launer ... Bill Logan (as John Launer)

Guy Williams ... Officer Chris Stanley
Dorothy Crehan ... Mrs. Mary Logan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Larry J. Blake ... Police officer (uncredited)
Larry Carr ... Diving Guy (uncredited)
Herman Cohen ... Man with Crime Scene Photos (uncredited)

Steve Conte ... (uncredited)
Elaine DuPont ... (uncredited)
Patricia Merlin ... Miss Johnson - Gym Teacher (uncredited)

Directed by
Gene Fowler Jr. 
Writing credits
Herman Cohen (original story) (as Ralph Thornton) &
Aben Kandel (original story) (as Ralph Thornton)

Herman Cohen (screenplay) (as Ralph Thornton) &
Aben Kandel (screenplay) (as Ralph Thornton)

Produced by
Herman Cohen .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle (director of photography) (as Joseph La Shelle)
Production Design by
A. Leslie Thomas  (as Leslie Thomas)
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman 
Makeup Department
Phillip Scheer .... makeup creator (as Philip Scheer)
Fae M. Smith .... hair stylist (as Fae Smith)
Production Management
Jack R. Berne .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack R. Berne .... assistant director
Art Department
Max Frankel .... property master
Sound Department
Henry Adams .... sound effects editor
James S. Thomson .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Oscar Rodriguez .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
George A. Gittens .... editorial supervisor (as George Gittens)
Music Department
Paul Dunlap .... conductor
Axel Hubert Sr. .... music editor (as Axel Hubert)
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Mary Gibsone .... script supervisor
Donna Heydt .... production secretary
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
Reynold Brown .... movie poster art (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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76 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 (1962) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #18573)

Did You Know?

Released by AIP on a double-bill with "Invasion of the Saucer men"See more »
Miscellaneous: The principal's office is the same set as the doctor's office.See more »
Det. Sgt. Donovan:It's not for man to interfere in the ways of God.See more »
Movie Connections:
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, MoSee more »


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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly successful horror camp flick., 29 October 1998
Author: bux from Tecumseh ok

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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