I Was A Teenage Frankenstein 

     “I Was A Teenage Frankenstein” was one of a series of black and white horror films released by American International Pictures in late 1950's. The others were “I Was A Teenage Werewolf”, “Blood Of Dracula” and “How To Make A Monster” which employed the monster masks from “Teenage Werewolf” and “Teenage Frankenstein” in the story. The four films were obviously aimed at a teenager audience and were usually released for the drive-in circuit although I saw “Blood Of Dracula” in a theater at the tender age of seven.


     Though I think “Werewolf” was much better film in terms of the plot, “Frankenstein” made the greatest impact on me simply because the Frankenstein makeup was probably the most startling and outrageous that I had seen up until at that time. In those days, a series of“funny” bubble gum cards were released at the same period as the film with the heading “What a putty (sic) face!”. Indeed.


     I purchased  piece kit (the base, name plate and the bust) from Dimensional Designs, one of many in my collection from this company. I believe this is a companion model to their “I Was A Teenage Werewolf” though I could be mistaken. The bust was pretty clean of bubbles and seam lines though how could one tell with a face like that?  Speaking of faces, the sculpt isn't that good a representation of the original and I'm not sure why. It is actually a tamer version in my view though it may just be me. 2/22/24

The lurid poster for this 1957 film

The actual still from the film. As one can see, very isn't much of resemblance with the bust.

A black and white version of the bust to match the film.