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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.


Roy Ward Baker


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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")


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


Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

27 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El club de los monstruos See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Body count 3 human 1 half human and 1 cat. See more »


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 »

Alternate Versions

There are slight differences between the ThrillerVideo VHS release hosted by Elvira and the subsequent HD print. Throughout the three story segments, occasionally shots begin or end a few seconds sooner, which results in the Elvira version running 21 seconds shorter than the Scorpion Blu-Ray, despite technically including extra footage. The only noteworthy deviation comes at the end of "The Vampires;" the Elvira version is missing Busotsky's Father's final utterance ("Oh, we're a happy family!"). Additionally, during "The Humgoo," a blue filter was utilized for the VHS transfer to give the appearance of eternal night in Loughville. See more »


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Composed by Johann Strauss
Performed by The John Georgiadis Ensemble
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Dig it, sucka
9 July 2005 | by zombielogic-1See all my reviews

I love this movie. When I began renting exclusively horror movies in the late eighties I'd rent movies like The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula and Monster Club and The House That Dripped Blood... and eventually I realized they were all by the same director, Roy Ward Baker. What stands out in his fillms to me is the colors. He goes for some really bold color choices. Monster Club is a funny movie. The musical interludes betw2een the vignettes are pretty damn snappy f you've heard them a hundred times, and I have. The stories are good. The dippy costumes are effective and fun. I saw it hosted by Elvira Mistress of the Dark and that made a lot of difference but it's a good movie with or without her breastesses.

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