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Terror in the Night (1964)

Teen-Age Strangler (original title)
A troubled teen with an undeserved criminal past is the suspect when young women start turning up around town dead and marked up with lipstick.


(as Bill Posner)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Bloom ...
John Ensign ...
Rick Harris
Stacy Smith ...
Jim Asp
Mickey Banga
Jo Canterbury ...
Steve Christian
Joe Church
Kathy Haddád
John Humphries ...
Sue Jiminson
Nelson Paden
Connie Pollard
Stan Witowski


A troubled teen with an undeserved criminal past is the suspect when young women start turning up around town dead and marked up with lipstick. Written by Steven Otte <flagator@gate.net>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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Teenage Strangler  »

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John Humphries had never acted before doing this film. He has since said that he took his acting cues from Jo Canterbury whom he knew had some acting experience Off-Broadway. So as her performance became more teary and shrill, so did his. See more »


At the beginning of the film, the strangler's first victim stops suddenly in anticipation of him emerging from the shadows and grabbing her. See more »


Mikey Walton: And he didn't steal no bike either! I did!
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Strangler (1993) See more »


Willows Wept
by Clark Davis & Grace Liggett
Vocals sung by Stacy Smith
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About As Boring As You Can Get
15 October 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Teen-age Strangler (1964)

* (out of 4)

Lt. Anderson (John Ensign) is investigating a string a woman who were murdered and he comes across Jimmy and his girlfriend Betty. It appears then two were together moments before Betty's friend was murdered and the suspect is Jimmy. Soon more bodies are turning up and a twist in the story happens.

TEEN-AGE STRANGLER (the title on the Something Weird Video print) is a pretty awful movie from start to finish and its 61-minute running time feels almost triple that. The film is a complete failure but at the same time there are moments that are bad enough to where you can find yourself being entertained. I'm not sure what the filmmakers of this were thinking as it came about a decade too late.

Even by 1964 standards this thing is kinda lame and shallow. There's certainly no shock value or exploitation moments going on so basically we're watching a bad and predictable mystery with a couple murders sprinkled throughout the running time. I must say that I did like Ensign in the role of the tough cop and I did have some fun watching him bully around some gang members. John Humphries is also memorable as the brother who has some sort of "issue" that will certainly give the viewer some laughs.

These bad moments are thankfully bad and campy enough to add some entertainment value to the picture. Still, the horror, mystery and "hot rod" aspects of the film are rather boring so it's too bad but there's really not much here.

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