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Monster High (1989)

Two aliens steal a doomsday device from another world and abscond to earth. The device is Mr. Armageddon, a living embodiment of destruction who intends to destroy the planet. A ragtag group of high school students stand in his way.

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Dean Iandoli ...
Norm Median
Diana Frank ...
Candice Cain
David Marriott ...
Mr. Armageddon
Robert Lind ...
Dume
Sean Haines ...
Glume
Doug Kerzner ...
Orson 'O.D.' Davis (as D.J. Kerzner)
Bob Cady ...
Mr. Jon Doe / Monster in Charge
Susan Smeltzer ...
Miss Anna Thorpe
David Fuhrer ...
Mel Anoma
Margie Stein ...
Slisa Beealzeberg (as Margy Stein)
Shicksah Anne Spear ...
Squashed Dog
Seth Weinstein ...
Art the Gargoyle
Andrew Husmann ...
Danny Devine
Jeffrey 'Jiffy' Jefferson ...
Donald Hightower
Julie McPherson ...
Beatrice Beldam
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Two aliens steal a doomsday device from another world and abscond to earth. The device is Mr. Armageddon, a living embodiment of destruction who intends to destroy the planet. A ragtag group of high school students stand in his way.

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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20 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Das Alienteam  »

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Goofs

When Norm Median, Coach Otto Parts and Candace Caine are making a deal with Mr. Armageddon about the Basketball Game of the Millennium, in the upper left corner behind Candace in the background, you can see a single person standing and watching in plain view. See more »

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Warning: The following motion picture contains strong language, graphic violence, and adult situations. Some scenes may be considered objectionable by sensitive viewers, dead people and farm animals. On the other hand, if you like that sort of thing... See more »

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Spoofed in Scary Movie 2 (2001) See more »

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It makes one long for the majestic time of Gilbert Gottfried's USA Up All Night
12 July 2000 | by (Pleasant Valley High) – See all my reviews

Lately I find myself hopelessly over the hill, frantically scrambling for vestiges of my long-gone youth to validate my current adult existence. Being that I'm only twenty makes this kind of hard, and besides, I spent my adolescence watching the Gilbert Gottfried magnum opus USA Up All Night. I remembered that as a youngster I enjoyed the Up All Night staple "Monster High", which usually aired after "Dr. Alien" or "Surf Nazis Must Die".

Watching it again now, I found it pretty stupid. I think the reason that I liked it as a ten-year-old was that this movie seems to have been made by ten-year-olds (not unlike "Bats"). It's packed with corny jokes and pointless scenes, and has some pretty awful acting, even worse and over-blown than Shannon Elizabeth in "Scary Movie", and that's no easy feat.

However, I must applaud the sheer volume of stuff that they packed into this, a "quantity over quality" sort of thing. This movie has got a mummy, a zombie, a killer computer nerd robot, a walking gargoyle, a huge, sentient clump of marijuana, shoes that eat people, and two aliens so annoying they seem to have come from Planet Charles Nelson Reilly. These ghoul's ring-leader is Mr. Armageddon, the embodiment of all evil, who kind of looks like a doughy, aged Corey Feldman.

Oh, I figured out another reason that I liked this- there's a cute girl playing the female love interest. What's odd is, the girl and her breasts are played by two different actresses, so every time a scene calls for nudity (which is often, remember, this was made by ten-year-old boys) they cut to a disorienting shot of a headless torso. This made me wonder: The gal playing the lead was pretty awful actress, but they wanted her so desperately that they were willing to let her use a body double? There was no other actress that was just as bad AND would show her breasts? Weird.

Anyway, this is a pretty simple-minded, innocuous bit of entertainment. The people making it were probably having a lot of fun, and there are a few funny bits (like the finale's "basketball on the rim" gag, worthy of a "Naked Gun" movie). If you're a little kid or a heavy drinker you'll probably love it.


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