MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,932 this week

The Monster Club (1981)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  27 May 1981 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 1,503 users  
Reviews: 53 user | 52 critic

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. ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 06 Sep 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 28 Aug 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Monster Club (1981)

The Monster Club (1981) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Monster Club.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Five men trapped in the basement vault of an office building share visions with each other of their demise. Stories revolve around vampires, bodily dismemberment, east Indian mysticism, an ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Terry-Thomas, Tom Baker, Daniel Massey
Horror | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Six scientists arrive at the creepy Headstone Manor to investigate a strange phenomena which was the site of a mysterious massacre years earlier where 18 guests were killed in one night. It... See full summary »

Director: Ray Cameron
Stars: Kenny Everett, Vincent Price, Pamela Stephenson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Roy Castle
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Anthology film from Amicus adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes strung together about an antique dealer who owns a shop called Temptations Ltd. and the fate that befalls his... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Peter Cushing, Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael
Asylum I (1972)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd, Sylvia Syms
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house: 1) A writer encounters a strangler of his own creation, 2) Two men are obsessed with a wax ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Duffell
Stars: John Bryans, John Bennett, Christopher Lee
The Offspring (1987)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Vincent Price, Clu Gulager, Terry Kiser
Horror | Sci-Fi | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath
Madhouse (1974)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Director: Jim Clark
Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Four men who were involved in the investigation of a German millionaire at the end of WW II are found murdered with tiny dolls left next to their corpses.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Patrick Wymark, Margaret Johnston, John Standing
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Pickering - Chief of the B-Squad
...
R.Chetwynd-Hayes - Writer
...
Sam - Movie Director
...
Busotsky's Father
...
Angela
...
Busotsky's Mother
...
George - Angela's Boyfriend
...
Mooney
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 ...
Psychiatrist
Edit

Storyline

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. In the end, it's recognized he's the greatest monster of all ... Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

monster | writer | vampire | ghost | skeleton | See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monster Club  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of "vampire film producer" Lintom Busotsky is a tongue-in-cheek anagram of the movie's producer, Milton Subotsky. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Follows Tales from the Crypt (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Ghouls Galore
Performed by Alan Hawkshaw (credited as John Hackshaw)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I liked it
1 May 2004 | by (Azusa, CA) – See all my reviews

What can I say? I liked it. Then again, I've had a love affair with Britain's Hammer, Amicus and Tony Tensor's Tigon films since I was a kid in the Los Angeles area in the early 60s and caught Hammer's Hound of the Baskervilles (1959).

For me, it's just a kick to see John Carridine and Vincent Price together again. I'm also a Roy Ward Baker fan and enjoy most of his work.

Are the stories truly scary? No, not really. They're eerie. Strange. That's good enough for me. That works.

And the capper is getting The Pretty Things as the Monster Club's house band. I have no idea what song Phil May & Co. play, but I love it. I've got several PT CDs as well as their 2-CD anthology and it's not contained in anything I've ever found. I'd dearly love to get a copy of their MC music.

Any horror fan who writes that it was high time Hammer and Amicus rode off into the sunset ain't no horror fan, because they just don't make classy little gems like this anymore.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Stripper C3POR2D276
Does anyone else wish? stu_humphreys2
Humgoo Story Artwork...? ClashZombie
Monsters Rule O.K. eriklives
Finally- A European (Region 2) DVD release date ProfessorPeach
Mansion,Street + School runner_logan
Discuss The Monster Club (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?