I Was a Teenage Werewolf
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In spite of its near-parodistic title, I Was a Teenage Werewolf is one of the best low-budget frightfests of the 1950s, expertly blending a standard teen-angst plotline with sci-fi melodrama. As the whole world knows by now, Michael Landon essays the title character, a mixed-up high schooler named Tony. Ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment, Tony finds himself in the hands of Dr. Brandon (Whit Bissell), who unbeknownst to everyone else is pursuing his own agenda. Convincing that mankind can be saved from atomic radiation by being injected with the blood of wolves (it makes more sense on… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A great title but a lousy movie."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Better title than movie"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"In 1957, raw novelty was enough to boost the film to unheard-of financial success, but novelty is one thing very much not on the film's side any more."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Sort of fun campy drive-in flick."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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