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I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 19 June 1957 (USA)
A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as guinea pig for a serum which transforms him into a vicious werewolf.

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Jimmy (as Tony Marshall)
Dawn Richard ...
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Ken Miller ...
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Pearl (as Cindy Robbins)
Michael Rougas ...
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Charles Rivers
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Doyle
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Pepe the Janitor
Louise Lewis ...
Principal Ferguson
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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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Blood of the Werewolf  »

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$82,000 (estimated)

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$2,000,000
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Guy Williams (Officer Stanley) would reunite with Michael Landon on several episodes of Bonanza (1959) as his cousin Will. See more »

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The principal's office is the same set as the doctor's office. See more »

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Dr Alfred Brandon: I'm going to TRANSFORM him, and unleash the savage instincts that lie hidden within... and then I'll be judged the benefactor. Mankind is on the verge of destroying itself. The only hope for the human race is to hurl it back into its primitive norm, to start all over again. What's one life compared to such a triumph?
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Referenced in The Wonder Years: The Pimple (1989) See more »

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Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Blaine
Sung by Ken Miller (uncredited)
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Teenage Angst at it's best
3 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this when I was about 14 and I immediately felt it was one of the best horror movies I had ever seen! Forget that- I thought it was one of the best MOVIES I had ever seen. I saw it again at around 50 and couldn't believe I felt that way! But I do recall that I totally related to the "angst" and mental torment Michael Landon's character expressed- the alienation from everyone, especially parents and older people, the intensity, loneliness and longing for...something. Landon's moodiness and range in something other than "Little Joe" or "Little House on the Prarie" romanticized optimism roles showed he had more to offer than we typically saw. It definitely was one of the best of the "I was a teenage..." genre.


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