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Teenage Monster (1958)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Western | 8 January 1958 (USA)
In 1880 a young boy is exposed to the effects of a meteor and becomes an ugly killer monster, as his mother hides him in her new house and tries to stop his killing.


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


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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A teenage titan of terror on a lustful binge that paralyzed a town with fear! See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi | Western


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Release Date:

8 January 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meteor Monster See more »


Box Office


$57,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first day's shooting was "day for night". Because the new director of photography was inexperienced in shooting day for night,the entire day's shooting had to be scrapped because the camera negative was so underexposed that an acceptable image could not be printed from it. 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 »


Referenced in Fear in the Dark (1991) See more »

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camp gold
11 September 2002 | by thefountainmenaceSee all my reviews

Hey - it's a 50's horror movie, what can we expect, kids?

This one is truly original in that it actually combines werewolves, meteors, and the Old West. However, the sci-fi aspect (meteors) is particularly tenuous - the 'meteor' appears to be a lit sparkler held close to the camera in soft focus. And the 'grown-up' Charles is just unbelievable, even if he is a werewolf - it's seven years later, but he looks at least 40. But if you can deal with 50'd Sci-Fi - you'll find this fun. Nice comment on manipulative women as well -actually a fairly coherent, if more than a bit far out - plot.

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