I Was a Teenage Werewolf
Explosive! Amazing! Terrifying! You won't believe your eyes!
A meat-eating teenager (Michael Landon) sees a psychiatrist (Whit Bissell), who only makes things worse.
It's not a good werewolf movie, but it's an entertaining B-movie.
I've waited since I was a child to see this film, only to find that it's actually rather disappointing. There is ONE brilliant scene: the attack on a gymnast who sees the werewolf approaching while she's hanging upside down. I Was a Teenage Werewolf is worth watching for this moment alone – the runtime is short, so it's fairly painless. Though Michael Landon does show promise in an early role, the rest of the movie is, sadly, a bit clumsy and rather talky. It was supposedly shot in seven days, and I believe it.
Rebel without a cause
And mad scientist with one!
A fever takes over
When mothers are not around.
Very silly and pretty bad version of James Dean having trouble keeping it together, who also sees a psychologist who decides he’s perfect to turn into a monster (add this to the list of films from the 1950s that have nothing but spite for modern psychology). But there’s also an assertion that part of the kid’s problem and his tendency toward violence is due to the fact he’s raised by a single father, which I guess it also kind of like Rebel Without a Cause’s famous apron scene. Not particularly well crafted at any point, though the use of multiple dissolves to show the change in make-up is a nice touch.
One of those movies where the teenagers are clearly in their thirties. Bad but watchable.
"At first I thought this face-hugger was annoying, but it's REALLY GROWING ON ME!"