In a little Western town, a boy is subjected to rays from a meteor. As a result, he grows into a teenaged, hairy, psychopathic killer. His mother hides him in her basement. Written by
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Cinematographer Jacques R. Marquette and his Marquette Productions made this film because they needed a very inexpensive feature to fill out the bottom of a double-feature package with their previously produced The Brain from Planet Arous (1957). Marquette kept production costs as low as possible by shooting the picture himself and hiring an inexpensive director. However, the day before principal photography was to begin, the director quit the production, claiming that he had been offered a 14-week contract by a major studio. Marquette had no time--or money--to hire another director, so he took over the job himself, making this his only film as director, and gave the job of cinematographer to a new cameraman whose first job this was. See more »
When Kathy is on the bed her head changes position between shots; in the wider shot she is looking away from the window, in the close up towards it. Simultaneously, in the wide shot the 'monster' is to the left hand side of the window but in the close up that follows, he has jumped to the right. See more »
mother's acting! just get him fixed Kathy uses him
"Teenage Monster" is a bad film...period. Anyone who sees any brilliance in this film is not to be trusted--they MUST be insane! However, on the positive side, I have seen worse and there is a certain silly charm that make it worth seeing if you are a bad movie buff. Otherwise, you should avoid this film like Ebola!
The film is set in the old western times. It begins with what looks like a sparkler falling out of the sky--killing a man and injuring his son. The mother is, somehow, unhurt. Years pass. Now the mother lives with her son--who is hidden from everyone because he looks a lot like a wolf-man and Dan Haggerty put together! Despite looking like a large adult, he's supposedly a teenager with the mind of a child. The problem is that he periodically escapes and kills people. Oops! And, when a local lady learns about this, instead of telling the authorities, she blackmails the mother AND turns the creepy were-thingy into a hired killer!
It's pretty easy to read this and know that the plot was stupid. Additionally, the makeup for the 'kid' was simply awful and looks like it cost about $8 to make! Combine this with some really bad acting (particularly from the mother) and you have a film with very little to recommend it. Other than kitsch value, I can't see anyone caring about this monstrosity.
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