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Plot: 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 Runtime: 76 min Release Date: 19 Jun 1957
I don't know the ratings aren't higher for this. Original take on an old story, yes. A little campy, yes. Good storyline, yes. Hell, the acting isn't half bad either. I've loved this movie for years. Some of the delivery of linesin this movie is down right amazing. I do however still laugh at the way the girl says "candy". Keep an ear out.
A classic of its kind (by baronlibra)
You really had to be a teenager in 1957 to appreciate the effect this movie had on teens back then. Elvis was just starting out and there are similarites to the reactions of adults and teenagers to both icons. In fact Yvonne Lime was "dating" Elvis pictures of Elvis and Yvonne together were in movie magazines back then when this film was made and from what I understand, he even visited the set. Too bad they couldn't have had him sing a song in it! There is an amazing backstory AMC could make about the senate hearings on juvenile delinquency and this film; the senators <more>
mentioned the bad effects this film had on teenagers even though none of them had seen it! Anyway, Gene Fowler Jr who had edited Academy Award films like LAURA was chosen to direct this, his first film and although he at first had second thoughts about doing it, his wife convinced him "no one would see it anyway." Boy, was she wrong! His background as an editor helped him be a better first-time director than most and helped make this picture, made on a shoe-string budget in only 7 days, better than all the other teen horror films back then. The camera angles on the fight at the beginning, Dawn Richard's gymnist seeing the werewolf upside down at first and therefore the audience too , showed that he had good ideas in setting up shots. Michael Landon, contrary to what some believe, never downplayed his connection to this film for it gave him his start in show business. He may at first have had doubts about being connected with it with the initial uproar, which is why he turned down the chance to play the werewolf a second time, but after that, he never bad-mouthed the film. In fact, he paid homage to it on a Halloween episode of "Highway to Heaven." Anyway, the acting is good all around with standout performances by Landon and Whit Bissell. The "science" used to turn Tony into the monster may be silly today, but in the 1950's, there were a lot of talk and film plots about past-life regression following the Bridey Murphy newspaper accounts also used in THE SHE-CREATURE . Again you had to live in the 1950's to understand all this. Philip Scheer's werewolf makeup is one of the better pre-Howling/American Werewolf ones in movie history and while the transformation scene isn't as good as in THE WOLF MAN or THE WEREWOLF, the director did not have a lot of money or time to work with and did a good job considering. A film has to be pretty good, even with a low budget, to be as successful as this one was...and to remain a cult favorite 45 years later. It has stood the test of time and deserves to be considered a classic of its kind.
The 'Citizen Kane' of Teen Horror Films (by flapdoodle64)
This movie is a lot better than the title would lead you to think, and it is in fact a lot better than many of the other monster movies produced in 1957.At the time this film was made, everybody in the industry knew teenagers liked monster flicks. But this is the first film to actually feature a teen as full-fledged, murderous monster. It seems obvious today, 53 years later, but when the creators of this film had the insight that the adolescent audience actually tended to identify with the monsters as persecuted, misunderstood, misfits, this was a revolutionary moment in cinema.The screenplay <more>
actually does a pretty good job of setting up a plausible troubled teen hero Michael Landon with anger-management problems, who is justifiably afraid of his own passions. He is sent to see psychiatrist Whit Bissell, who at first seems to understand our hero, but later turns out to be using him for his own purposes. This fact alone is striking, as psychiatrists and guidance counselors tended to be universally depicted as virtuous advocates of teens in 1950's movies. Within this context, Whit Bissell's character is truly subversive.The idea of hypnotic regression as means to monster-hood is used here to good effect, anticipating William Hurt in 'Altered States.' Besides the monster reflecting teenage anger, there are also indications that it personifies his sexual energies as well.This movie was a big hit when 1st released, and it was followed by a wave of teen horror-scifi cinema: Teenage Frankenstein, Teenagers from Outer Space, and Teenage Caveman, to name but a few. Even after the genre quickly eschewed the inclusion of the word 'teenage' from titles, it has continued uninterrupted, alternately waxing and waning, to this very date. Notable entries in recent years include: Buffy the Vampire Slayer the series , the Craft, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the Vampire Diaries, and of course the Twilight Movies. But while the latter entries are clearly popular among the younger set, they make most adults roll their eyes at the excesses.Not so for 'Teenage Werewolf.' This is a tight, fast-moving, and unpretentious little movie that does the job quickly and efficiently, and doesn't stare back at you wearing a ton of eye shadow and a stupid blank expression. I recommend this to any fan of old school horror and/or B-movies.
50's b-movie making at its best (by chris_gaskin123)
I Was a Teenage Werewolf is very similar to I Was a Teenage Frankenstein and I have seen this several times. This is one of the better 1950's b-movies from American International.A teenager seeks help from doctor, but this doctor uses him as a subject for his experiments resulting him turning into a werewolf. Then, a series of strange deaths occur, which are the responsibility of the werewolf.I Was a Teenage Werewolf is typical for a movie of this period: teenagers, rock and roll etc.Several familiar faces in the cast: a pre Bonanza Michael Landon, Yvonne Lime as the love interest, <more>
50's sci-fi/horror regular Whit Bissell as the mad doctor more or less the same role he had in I was a Teenage Frankenstein and Lost In Space's Guy Williams.I quite enjoyed I Was a Teenage Werewolf, a must for fans of 50's horror/sci-fi. Great fun.Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.
Its 1958 and American international strikes gold once again with a awesome drive in epic introducing Micheal Landon as a moody teen who visits a police shrink played by the great whit bissell,who also played a mad Doctor in i was a teenage Frankenstein.well the shrink makes him turn into a snarling werewolf that drools like a mad dog whenever he attacks.this made Micheal Landon a star way before little house on the prairie and highway to heaven.look for guy Williams john Robinson of lost in space playing a policeman.i personally like this film,as i like most of the American international <more>
monster flicks of the fifties.its fun,its an awesome drive in monster epic.kudos to a.i.p,Samuel z arkoff, and James h Nicholson for i was a teenage werewolf.8 out of 10