Max is an average underdog boy trying to fit in at school but generally being a bit rubbish. During a field trip a statue turns him into a monster. A historian named Synder captures him and his sister but they break out in time to spoil their older brother, Rod's date. The monster scares his date's poodle before the dog show. Skipping on cash they take the dog to a cheap dog salon and the owner steals it and enters it himself. Rod swoops in and stops them from taking the prize and the men are sent to jail. For no logical reason the boy is restored and after begging to the statue the film ends on Synder gaining the power of the monster. Written by
Mr. Q. Marx.
Did You Know?
Despite popular belief, this is not a movie based on the cartoon series, it's the other way around. The movie went into development in 1985 and was released in 1986 with an intention of leading into a live action series. Instead it became a cartoon series in 1987 but did not follow the origins of the movie. Instead of Max becoming a monster, the main character became Mombi, a small cute and friendly monster from another dimension who befriends a boy named Max and his friends. See more
Thanks for waking me up, Mel.
I did, you must have fallen back to sleep.
References Song of the South
The Monster Mash
Written by Bobby Pickett
(as Bobby "Boris" Pickett) and Leonard L. Capizzi
(as Leonard Capizzi)
Acoustic Music See more