"Teenagers Never Learn"

Film: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

Alias: None

Type: Mutant

Location: Forest/Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of an adolescent.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: When you boil it down, a teenager can be a ticking time bomb of raging hormones and angst waiting to be unleashed. But some get to that right away. Just ask school-boy Tony Rivers. People hated him even before he got turned into a werewolf.

History: Tony was, for lack of a better phrase, an ass who deserved as many beatings as the ones he started. Simply touching him would land you a meeting with his scrawny fist. And he still had a girlfriend (Stockholm syndrome we believe). One day he finally decided to seek help, but karma's a mean vixen, so he ended up with a mad scientist bent on ending violence altogether by regressing humanity to its primitive form. And apparently this meant everyone would be a werewolf, which is what Tony became after being injected with serum. We don't get it either.

Notable Kills: Nothing really special.

Final Fate: After being aggravated into changing in front of the doctor, Tony kills him and destroys all evidence of his work. Unfortunately, the police arrive and riddle his body with bullets, killing him as well.

Powers/Abilities: Tony changes against his will anytime he gets really stressed, usually when he hears a loud noise, rather than just a full moon. He is stronger and faster in this form.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 2-The make-up work is a bit amateurish, yet Tony's mangy face seems to be a fad with mad-science werewolves like Duncan Marsh. Who wore it better?

Trivia: -This was the first film to start the "I Was a Teenage..." title fad.

-Michael Landon played Tony, and he would thankfully go from insufferable teen to doting father in the "Little House on the Prairie" series.

Image Gallery

Great. You made the poster bleed.


"To pee or not to pee...hmmmm."

To all teenagers, don't end up like this guy. Even before he became a werewolf, he stunk.

"I have to be 'fixed'? What does that...OH GOD!!!"