In 1880 a young boy is exposed to the effects of a meteor and becomes ugly killer monster, as his mother hides him in her new house and tries to stop his killing.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Anne Gwynne ...
Ruth Cannon
Stuart Wade ...
Sheriff Bob Lehman
Gloria Castillo ...
Kathy North
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Marv Howell (as Charles Courtney)
Gil Perkins ...
Charles Cannon (as Gilbert Perkins)
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Deputy Ed
Gabe Mooradian ...
Fred Fox
Stephen Parker ...
Charles Cannon as a Boy
Jim McCullough Sr. ...
Jim Cannon (as Jim McCullough)
Frank Davis ...
Man on Street
Arthur Berkeley ...
Man with Burro
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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 Paul White <pwhite@bigfoot.com>

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8 January 1958 (USA)  »

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$57,000 (estimated)
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The film was originally refused a UK certificate in 1959 (as "Teenage Monster"). It was eventually released in 1995 fully uncut with a PG certificate. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Referenced in Ed Wood (1994) See more »

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Cheesy Fun Fifties Flick
14 February 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

MORD39 RATING: ** of ****

This is not a classic by any means, and it shouldn't be expected to be one. The 1950's gave us simple, cheesy fun from more innocent times (which we could all use again).

TEENAGE MONSTER succeeds in providing us with all the things we love in these half-baked films: A laughable monster, former Universal Forties film star Anne Gwynne looking embarassed just having to BE in it, and a scant running time of just over 60 minutes that breezes by with good, clean fun. I'll watch this over a a true modern piece of manure (like 1999's THE MUMMY) any day.


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