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The Monster Club (1981)

Unrated | | Comedy, 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.

Director:

Roy Ward Baker

Writers:

R. Chetwynd-Hayes (novel), Edward Abraham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Price ... Eramus (segment "The Monster Club")
John Carradine ... R. Chetwynd-Hayes (segment "The Monster Club")
Anthony Steel ... Lintom Busotsky (segment "The Monster Club")
Roger Sloman ... Club Secretary (segment "The Monster Club")
Fran Fullenwider Fran Fullenwider ... Buxom Beauty (segment "The Monster Club")
The Viewers The Viewers ... Entertainers (segment "The Monster Club")
B.A. Robertson ... Entertainers (segment "The Monster Club")
Night Night ... Entertainers (segment "The Monster Club")
The Pretty Things The Pretty Things ... Entertainers (segment "The Monster Club")
Suzanna Willis Suzanna Willis ... Stripper (segment "The Monster Club")
Barbara Kellerman ... Angela (segment "Shadmock Story")
Simon Ward ... George (segment "Shadmock Story")
James Laurenson ... Raven (segment "Shadmock Story")
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Psychiatrist (segment "Shadmock Story")
Donald Pleasence ... Pickering (segment "Vampire Story")
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

You'll meet some interesting people and hear some great songs at The Monster Club.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El club de los monstruos See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 24 days. 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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Crazy Credits

On the soundtrack listing, the track "Ghouls Galore" the performer, keyboardist Alan Hawkshaw, is credited as "John Hackshaw". See more »

Connections

Edited into The Unauthorized Hagiography of Vincent Price (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme: Pavane
Composed by Gabriel Fauré
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The Monster Club (1980) **1/2
14 June 2004 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

It's been many years since I last saw this anthology, and though it's usually reviled I think it's gotten better with age. I love the air of black comedy that prevails in the scenes with Vincent Price and John Carradine in the Disco (both perform very tongue in cheek and appear to be having some fun spoofing their images), and the three horror tales aren't bad, either. The stories manage to be satirical, humorous, and even a little scary. I even liked some of the rock tunes sung at the club (my favorite probably being B. A. Robertson's SUCKER FOR YOUR LOVE). I also like MONSTERS RULE O.K. by the Viewers. Okay, so I wouldn't go out and buy the album perhaps, but the songs work nicely within the bizarre context of the film. Price and Carradine actually get up on the dance floor to boogie with the ghouls, and it's good fun all around. **1/2 out of ****


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