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Director:
Writer:
Bob Dahlin (story)
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Release Date:
30 January 1987 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's Out! It's Out! It's Out!
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Very funny yet low budget Troma flick yet I cant find the good special feature. See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Donald Grant ... Richard Clark

Denise DuBarry ... Professor Diane Bennett

Claude Akins ... Sheriff Sam Ketchem

Howard Duff ... Father Finnegan

Henry Gibson ... Dr. Pennyworth

Donald Moffat ... General Turnbull

Paul Dooley ... Roy

John Carradine ... Old Joe Shempter
Jesse White ... Ben

Frank Ashmore ... Scoop

Paul Walker ... 'Professor' Bennett

Stella Stevens ... Margo

Kevin Peter Hall ... Monster

Fergie ... Lucy (as Stacey Ferguson)

Ritchie Montgomery ... Deputy Spire
Arthur Berggren ... Jimmy's Father
Daryle Ann Lindley ... Jimmy's Mother
Gordon Metcalfe ... Turnbull's Aide
David Anthony ... Paperboy
Annie Glynn ... Newsstand Woman
Arlee Reed ... Passerby

James Arone ... Soldier

Andrew Cofrin ... Soldier
Benny Baker ... Mr. McGinty

Doc Duhame ... Deputy Conner
Jonna Lee ... Mary Lou, sorority girl
Arthur Taxier ... TV Newscaster
Archie Lang ... TV Newscaster
Clare Nono ... TV Newscaster (as Claire Nono)

John Walsh ... TV Newscaster
Wycliffe Young ... Globe Reporter
Paul Latchaw ... Globe Reporter
David McCharen ... Reporter
Patricia Richarde ... Reporter
Carole Kean ... Reporter
Jack Tate ... Reporter
Sheldon Feldner ... Reporter

Terrence Beasor ... Reporter
Katherine Lyons ... Reporter

Jack Shearer ... Reporter
Richie Egan ... Charlie
Jonathan Aluzas ... Chip
Brad Kesten ... Rex

Evan Arnold ... Beaver
Corky Pigeon ... Danny
Stephanie White ... Maggie, Scoop's Girl
Kenneth Kessler ... (voice) (as Ken Kessler)
William Kirksey ... (voice)
Kathleen McGrath ... (voice)
Paul McIsaac ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrice Messina ... Sorority girl on campus (uncredited)

Eric A. Peterson ... Man in Church (uncredited)
John Michael Quinn ... Scottman (uncredited)
Mary-Margaret Stratton ... Sorority Girl Extra (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bob Dahlin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bob Dahlin  story

Produced by
Peter L. Bergquist .... producer
Michel Billot .... producer
Terrence Corey .... producer
Michael Herz .... executive producer
Lloyd Kaufman .... executive producer
David Levy .... producer
Robert Rock .... producer
 
Original Music by
Barrie Guard 
 
Cinematography by
Ronald W. McLeish 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Conte 
Raja Gosnell 
Stephanie Palewski 
Jacque Elaine Toberen 
 
Casting by
Cindy Pierson 
Sally Stiner 
 
Production Design by
Lynda Cohen 
 
Set Decoration by
Patricia Hall 
 
Makeup Department
Larry Darr .... additional makeup
Edith Giles .... body makeup artist
Denise Hudgens .... additional makeup
Paula Simon .... hair stylist
Penelope Staley .... key makeup artist
Trilby Taylor .... key hair stylist
Andrea Tristan .... hair stylist
Ron Wild .... special makeup (as Ron Figuly)
 
Production Management
Mitchell Factor .... production manager
Issy Shabtay .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter L. Bergquist .... first assistant director
Robert D. Simon .... second assistant director (as Bob Simon)
 
Art Department
Randy Alexander .... assistant art director
Dennis Barton .... assistant property master
Frank Bencivengo .... art department consultant
Laurence Bennett .... assistant art director
Alice Colby .... set dresser
Doug Hoefer .... art department assistant
Mike Miner .... property master (as Mike 'Pineapple' Miner)
Carl Nakamura .... special artwork
Karen O'Hara .... assistant set decorator
Margaret Prentice .... monster painter (as Margaret Beserra)
Benoît Renaud .... monster wrangler
Thomas Reynolds .... stand-by painter
Alex Sassoon .... assistant property master
William Stout .... monster designer
 
Sound Department
Bayard Carey .... boom operator
Tom Chichester .... associate sound editor
Gabriel Cubos .... additional sound
Bill Dager .... sound mixer
Cynthia Dittman .... cable person
Timothy Emerson .... cable person
Jimi Foeger .... boom operator
Tom Foligno .... associate sound editor
Gordon Grinberg .... sound editor
Rich Macar .... sound effects
George E. Marshall Jr. .... sound mixer (as George Marshall Jr.)
Aaron Nathanson .... sound re-recording mixer
Don Parker .... production sound mixer
James Rutchland .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Donahue .... visual effects art director: Introvision
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Chip Campbell .... stunt double (as Chip Cambella)
Doc Duhame .... stunt coordinator
Dirk Hill .... stunt double
Bruce W. Morgan .... stunt double (as Bruce Morgan)
Charly Morgan .... stunt double (as Charlie Morgan)
Ira Putnam .... stunt helicopter pilot
Ray Saniger .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Patric J. Abaravich .... dolly grip
Mervyn Becker .... assistant camera
Michael W. Blymyer .... gaffer
Jo Carson .... assistant camera
Pia Chamberlain .... assistant camera
Michael Condon .... assistant camera
Stephen C. Confer .... camera operator
Matt Dearborn .... grip
Lex DuPont .... assistant camera
Larry Dyer .... assistant camera
Michael S. Endler .... assistant camera (as Michael Endler)
Diego Foonman .... camera operator
Beth Jana Friedberg .... assistant camera (as Beth-Jana Friedberg)
Robert Gantz .... assistant camera
Ed Giovanni .... assistant camera
Matt Gulbin .... grip
Michael Gulbin .... grip
Alec Hirschfeld .... camera operator
Michael Hofstein .... camera operator
Lawrence Karman .... first assistant camera
Sean McLin .... assistant camera
Bill Mendenhall .... director of photography: second unit
Roger Olkowski .... grip
Marie Pedersen .... assistant camera
Robert Primes .... camera operator (as Bob Primes)
Roger Sandler .... still photographer
Art Schwab .... assistant camera (as Arthur Schwab)
Gil Schwartz .... key grip
Douglas Scott .... camera technician
William Sims .... assistant camera
MacKenzie Waggaman .... camera operator
Richard Walden .... camera operator
Ken Wheeland .... camera operator (as Kenneth Wheeland)
Cathy Zheutlin .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Patrice Messina .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Brodbeck .... key costumer
Gayle Evans .... costumer
Joe Paleski .... lead costumer
Lesleigh Wilshire .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Sam Citron .... assistant film editor
Dorothy Hungerford .... post-production secretary
David Karp .... apprentice editor
Michael Karp .... apprentice editor
Hilarie Roope .... assistant film editor
Donna Stern .... assistant film editor
Bill Wilner .... first assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
George Abbond .... driver
Michael Antunez .... driver
Bob Bailey .... transportation coordinator
Dennis Barton .... driver
Stephen Benes .... driver
William Bentley .... driver
Mike Berdrow .... driver
Rodney Berg .... driver
Tony Borella .... driver
Elvira Campbell .... driver
Frank Claridge .... driver
Robert Frawley .... driver
Nancy Freeland .... driver
Jay Fuller .... transportation captain
Gary Grace .... driver
Patricia Hartley .... driver
Richard Helm .... driver
Alfie Jensen .... driver
Shirley Jensen .... driver
James Lance .... driver
Stephen A. Latina .... driver
Dennis V. Mckeehan .... driver
Big John Moore .... driver (as John Wayne Moore)
Olin Newman .... driver
Bud Thompson .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Suzi Alter .... script supervisor
Mark Bashaar .... location manager: san francisco
Doug Beswick .... monster crew Supervisor
Rob Bloch .... animal trainer
Kevin Brennan .... monster sculpture
Bill Bristow .... production assistant
Michael J. Burmeister .... location manager
Tony Carlan .... monster voice
Craig Caton .... creature crew
Cynthia Colegrove .... production coordinator
Kevin Duncan .... production assistant
Martha Franklin .... production assistant
Jeff Gantman .... production assistant
Beth Goodfried .... payroll assistant
Darlene Granger .... production assistant
Varda Hardy .... production assistant
Blake Harvey .... production assistant
Barbara Lange .... script supervisor
Sly Lovegren .... production coordinator
Yesnia Luevano .... cook
Gina Madrid .... production assistant
Susan Malerstein .... script supervisor
Tammy Maples .... animal trainer
Chuch McSorley .... production assistant
Carol Moholt .... production assistant
Dimitri Moraitis .... production assistant
Jessica Randall .... production assistant
Isidoro Raponi .... monster consultant
Al Sand .... caterer
Deric Sand .... caterer
Joyce Sand .... caterer
Craig Shapiro .... production assistant
Susan Davis Sorokin .... production secretary
Allan Stearns .... caterer
Cheryl A. Stone .... production accountant
James Tadevic .... location consultant
Troy Trimble .... production assistant
Nancy Weisinger .... production assistant
Lope Yap Jr. .... location manager: San Francisco
Patrice Messina .... assistant to director (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Forrest J Ackerman .... special thanks
Mike Altman .... special thanks
Robert Reed Altman .... special thanks
Stacey Altman .... special thanks
Stephen Altman .... special thanks (as Steve Altman)
Michael Antunez .... special thanks
Jonathan Frakes .... special thanks
Mel Gorelik .... special thanks
Stuart Gorelik .... special thanks
Harry Nilsson .... special thanks
John Roberdeau .... special thanks
Chuck Rosenbloom .... special thanks
Larry Savadove .... special thanks
Ringo Starr .... special thanks
Cindy Weiss .... thanks
 

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90 min
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Acting debut of Paul Walker.See more »
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Professor Diane Bennett:Destroy all closets!See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Very funny yet low budget Troma flick yet I cant find the good special feature., 2 November 2002
Author: Count Fred

This was a really good Troma flick tho nothing close to Toxie or Terror firmer.

The whole destroy all closets thing really made me laugh. I suggest if you want to see what Troma can do but you are to uptight to see the more gorey films then punch yourself in the head for being such a film prude and rent this. I promise the church wont look down upon you for this one.

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