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I Was a Teenage Werewolf

1957 film by Gene Fowler Jr.

I Was a Teenage Werewolf

Released 1957 (65 years, 6 months ago)

Director Gene Fowler Jr.
Duration 75 minutes
Genre horror film, teen film and monster film
Composer Paul Dunlap
Country of origin United States of America
Producer Herman Cohen

About I Was a Teenage Werewolf

I Was a Teenage Werewolf, released in 1957, is a classic horror film that has become a cult favorite among fans of the genre. The film tells the story of a troubled teenager named Tony Rivers, played by Michael Landon, who is transformed into a werewolf after undergoing hypnotherapy to cure his anger issues.

Directed by Gene Fowler Jr. and produced by Herman Cohen, I Was a Teenage Werewolf was made on a low budget but became a box office success, grossing over $2 million in the United States alone. The film's success led to a wave of similar horror films in the late 1950s and early 1960s, known as the "teenage monster" genre.

Despite its low budget and campy premise, I Was a Teenage Werewolf has endured as a classic of the horror genre, with its iconic poster and memorable scenes still resonating with audiences today. The film's influence can be seen in later horror films such as An American Werewolf in London and Teen Wolf.

Overall, I Was a Teenage Werewolf is a must-see for fans of classic horror films and a testament to the enduring popularity of the genre.


- "I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)" IMDb,

- "I Was a Teenage Werewolf: The Birth of the Teenage Monster Movie" Den of Geek,

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


86 years, 5 months, 3 days


54 years, 8 months, 16 days

Born first

26 December 1889

Died first

15 February 1962

Born last

31 October 1936

Died last

5 March 1996

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