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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
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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Milton Subotsky claimed he planned the film to include all six of the top horror stars of the day in leading roles - that is to say, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Klaus Kinski, Donald Pleasence and John Carradine. Cushing, Lee and Kinski all turned him down, but the others appear in the film. 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 »

Connections

Follows Torture Garden (1967) See more »

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Vienna Blood
Composed by Johann Strauss
Arranged by John Georgiadis
Performed by The John Georgiadis Ensemble
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I LOVE this movie!
23 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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