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The Monster Club (1981)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  27 May 1981 (USA)
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A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pickering - Chief of the B-Squad
R.Chetwynd-Hayes - Writer
Sam - Movie Director
Busotsky's Father
Busotsky's Mother
George - Angela's Boyfriend
Patrick Magee ...
Innkeeper - Luna's Father
Anthony Steel ...
Lintom Busotsky - Film Producer
Fran Fullenwider ...
Buxom Beauty
Roger Sloman ...
Club Secretary - Werewolf
James Laurenson ...
Raven - the Shadmock
Geoffrey Bayldon ...


A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs. Written by Homme A. Piest <>

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You'll meet some interesting people and hear some great songs at The Monster Club.


Comedy | Horror


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27 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monster Club  »

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It has been alleged that the monster masks were made by Milton Subotsky's milkman. The story came about because the masks were commissioned at short notice from Vic Door, who at the time was freelancing and also worked at a milk processing plant. He was not a milkman. See more »


Eramus: Can we truly call this a monster club if we do not boast amongst our membership a single member of the human race?
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Crazy Credits

On the soundtrack listing, the track "Ghouls Galore" the performer, keyboardist Alan Hawkshaw, is credited as "John Hackshaw". See more »


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(Op. 50, Pavane)
Composed by Gabriel Fauré
Arranged by Douglas Gamley
Performed by The Douglas Gamley Orchestra
Guitar played by John Williams
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This movie is good old fashioned scary fun, like walking through a "haunted house" at Halloween. The songs are fun. My ten year old niece really likes "I'm just a sucker for your love" (sung by a vampire- get it? "wink-wink"). It's a great Saturday afternoon- popcorn- scary- movie for the whole family (those old enough for trick-or-treat type scares. A refreshing break from the slasher, gory, sicko movies that they keep churning out at an annoying rate these days.

Vincent Price is charming as a sweet, non-lethal vampire (the only time he ever played one, by the way.). Patrick Magee and Donald Pleasance, veterans of the old Amicus films, are terrific also. Rounding out the cast are Britt Ekland, Stuart Whitman, and Simon Baker. I really wish Hollywood would make more movies like this- imaginative stories with great spooky atmosphere instead of gallons of fake blood and body dismemberment.

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