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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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 »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Milton Subotsky claimed he planned the film to include all six of the top horror stars of the day in leading roles - that is to say, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Klaus Kinski, Donald Pleasence and John Carradine. Cushing, Lee and Kinski all turned him down, but the others appear in the film. 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 »

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 »

Connections

Follows Asylum (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Vienna Blood
Composed by Johann Strauss
Performed by The John Georgiadis Ensemble
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I LOVE this movie!
23 March 2006 | by pkiley1See all my reviews

This movie is good old fashioned scary fun, like walking through a "haunted house" at Halloween. The songs are fun. My ten year old niece really likes "I'm just a sucker for your love" (sung by a vampire- get it? "wink-wink"). It's a great Saturday afternoon- popcorn- scary- movie for the whole family (those old enough for trick-or-treat type scares. A refreshing break from the slasher, gory, sicko movies that they keep churning out at an annoying rate these days.

Vincent Price is charming as a sweet, non-lethal vampire (the only time he ever played one, by the way.). Patrick Magee and Donald Pleasance, veterans of the old Amicus films, are terrific also. Rounding out the cast are Britt Ekland, Stuart Whitman, and Simon Baker. I really wish Hollywood would make more movies like this- imaginative stories with great spooky atmosphere instead of gallons of fake blood and body dismemberment.


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