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The Monster Club (1981)

Unrated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 27 May 1981 (USA)
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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Pickering - Chief of the B-Squad
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R.Chetwynd-Hayes - Writer
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Sam - Movie Director
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Busotsky's Father
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Angela
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Busotsky's Mother
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George - Angela's Boyfriend
Anthony Valentine ...
Mooney
Patrick Magee ...
Innkeeper - Luna's Father
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Lintom Busotsky - Film Producer
Fran Fullenwider ...
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Roger Sloman ...
Club Secretary - Werewolf
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Raven - the Shadmock
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Psychiatrist
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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. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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


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El club de los monstruos  »

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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 »

Quotes

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


Soundtracks

The Stripper
Written by Dylan Thomason, Kevin Savigar & Robby Wilson
Performed by Night
Sung by Stevie Lange (credited as Stevie Lang)
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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.


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