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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
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Mooney
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Innkeeper - Luna's Father
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Lintom Busotsky - Film Producer
Fran Fullenwider ...
Buxom Beauty
Roger Sloman ...
Club Secretary - Werewolf
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Raven - the Shadmock
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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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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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El club de los monstruos  »

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Information about the upcoming release was covered in American publications like "Famous Monsters of Filmland," but the film never secured theatrical distribution in the United States. Instead the movie was sold for regional television airings in 1982 and it eventually surfaced on a home video hosted by Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) in 1985. In the UK, the movie attained a limited theatrical release. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Movie Macabre: The Monster Club (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Monster Club
Written by John Povey (uncredited), Peter Tolson (uncredited) and
Phil May (uncredited)
Performed by The Pretty Things
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The Monster Club (1980) **1/2
14 June 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

It's been many years since I last saw this anthology, and though it's usually reviled I think it's gotten better with age. I love the air of black comedy that prevails in the scenes with Vincent Price and John Carradine in the Disco (both perform very tongue in cheek and appear to be having some fun spoofing their images), and the three horror tales aren't bad, either. The stories manage to be satirical, humorous, and even a little scary. I even liked some of the rock tunes sung at the club (my favorite probably being B. A. Robertson's SUCKER FOR YOUR LOVE). I also like MONSTERS RULE O.K. by the Viewers. Okay, so I wouldn't go out and buy the album perhaps, but the songs work nicely within the bizarre context of the film. Price and Carradine actually get up on the dance floor to boogie with the ghouls, and it's good fun all around. **1/2 out of ****


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