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Monster in the Closet (1986)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  30 January 1987 (USA)
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Monster is a spoof of horror/monster films. After several people and a dog are found dead in their closets a "mild-mannered" reporter, a college professor, her son and a befuddled professor... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Grant ...
Richard Clark
Prof. Diane Bennett
Sheriff Sam Ketchem
Father Finnegan
Dr. Pennyworth
Gen. Turnbull
Old Joe Shempter
Jesse White ...
'Professor' Bennett
Lucy (as Stacey Ferguson)
Deputy Spire


Monster is a spoof of horror/monster films. After several people and a dog are found dead in their closets a "mild-mannered" reporter, a college professor, her son and a befuddled professor band together to uncover the mystery but not without involving the U.S. Army and mass panic. Written by Patrice Messina <>

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Shot in 1983, not released until 1987. See more »


Professor Diane Bennett: Destroy all closets!
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Spoofs Alien (1979) See more »

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A little gem of a parody.
9 May 2000 | by (Ottawa, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This movie captures the mood and feel of many a bad 50s B Horror flick, and then adds a few twists that'll bring smiles to your face. The actors do an excellent job of keeping a straight face while delivering bad dialogue. The movie's one-tone humor causes it to sag in the middle, but that is more than made up for by the inspired and silly ending.

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