Dr.Decker comes back from Africa after a year, presumed dead. During that year, he came across a way of growing plants and animals to an enormous size. He brings back a baby chimpanzee to ... See full summary »
Professor Frankenstein, a university lecturer with an alligator pit under his house, steals body parts of dead athletes from the wreckage of a crashed airplane. He builds a hunky male monster with a hideously disfigured face, which goes on a killing spree.Written by
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American International Pictures released this film to many drive-in theaters on a double bill with Blood of Dracula (1957) with the tag line: "Warning! Can You Take It? Fiendish! Frenzied! Frightening! It Will Haunt You For Days Afterwards!" See more »
During one of the lab scenes a boom mic shadow is clearly visible. See more »
I Was A Teenage Frankenstein had it's title shortened to simply "Teenage Frankenstein" when released in the UK. It had a slightly shorter running time as well, with British censors demanding some cuts. Most notably missing is a scene with actor Gary Conway's severed head in a birdcage. See more »
I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN is the story of Professor Frankenstein (Whit Bissell), and his experiments involving dead tissue re-animation. As the great-great-grandson of Baron Frankenstein, he plans to stitch together a familiar patchwork of body parts, in order to create life! Conveniently, a fatal car crash occurs just outside the Professor's home / morgue / lab, providing him w/ his much needed, young, though heavily damaged cadaver! He begins work on his plan immediately, assisted by Dr. Karlton (Robert Burton). Mad science unfolds. How could anything possibly go wrong? Thoroughly absurd, IWATF is also exceptionally entertaining! Bissell's character is so tightly wound, that his head could fly off at any second, like a runaway balloon! The monster's brooding, angst-ridden persona is a riot! EXTRA POINTS FOR: #1- The Professor's spare-body-parts-disposal-by-alligator system! #2- His attempts at carrying on a love life, while spending most of his time heartlessly creating his monster! #3- His nosy fiancee and her big surprise! #4- The monster's homicidal rampages! A true classic. Now, if only I could acquire an alligator and some equipment...
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