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Monster Dog (1984)

Leviatán (original title)
A rock star returns to his childhood home to shoot a music video while a pack of wild dogs are on the loose killing off the local residents.


Claudio Fragasso (as Clyde Anderson)


Claudio Fragasso (as Clyde Anderson)

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Credited cast:
Alice Cooper ... Vince Raven
Victoria Vera ... Sandra
Carlos Santurio Carlos Santurio ... Frank
Pepa Sarsa Pepa Sarsa ... Marilou (as Jose Sarsa)
Pepita James ... Angela
Emilio Linder Emilio Linder ... Jordan
Ricardo Palacios ... Sheriff Morrison
Luis Maluenda Luis Maluenda ... Deputy
Barta Barri ... Old Man (as B. Barta Barri)
Charly Bravo Charly Bravo ... Lou
Fernando Conde Fernando Conde ... Ed
Fernando Baeza Fernando Baeza ... Jerome
Nino Bastida Nino Bastida ... Greg
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paco Hernández Paco Hernández ... Sherif Morrison (voice)
Luis Marín ... Deputy (voice)


Alice Cooper plays a pop star who takes his band to his hometown to shoot his latest video. They are greeted by the sheriff (whom he's known since a kid) that warn him that there's been several murders in the area where the bodies were ripped to shreds. The police think it's a pack of wild dogs, but Alice knows differnt. Written by Humberto Amador

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Twenty years later, the nightmare begins again and now it's Lou's turn to pay... See more »


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Release Date:

December 1984 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Monster Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

Torrelodones, Madrid, Spain

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although the wide availability makes them seem legitimate, the DVD releases from 2005 and 2006 are unauthorized bootleg transfers of the 1986 VHS edition. See more »


When Joss's dead body falls, his eyes are clenched shut. When they roll him over, his eyes are wide open. See more »


Marilou: Hey Angie, forget the ESP and try a ham sandwich!
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Alternate Versions

MGM's remastered print, issued on blu-ray by Kino/Scorpion in 2016, includes a brief shot of the dog lying dead in the street which was omitted from previous home video editions. See more »


References The Lift (1983) See more »


The Raven
by The Alan Parsons Project
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Bad boring horror and Cooper's voice is dubbed!!
15 September 2002 | by sexdwarfSee all my reviews

Why oh why did they dub over Alice Cooper's voice? I won't ever understand this. MONSTER DOG, taken into the right hands, could've been a pretty nifty werewolf flick. Instead, a hack talent directed this no-budget sloppy mess and the results can cure insomnia. Cooper plays a pop arist, who, along with a few friends travel back to his hometown to shoot a new music video. Just so happens the town's been overtaken by mad killer dogs (!) Where did these dogs come from? Why only recently are they on the rampage? Oh well. A forgivable flaw. I mean as long as the movie is entertaining, who cares? Right? Shoot, unfortunately it's a complete gab-fest. Nothing really happens until about an hour into the flick and then, when something does finally happen it isn't anything to write home about. The "special fx" are laughable at best, with quick shots of the werewolf (presumably to hide how amateurish looking it is. There's even a transformation sequence! AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON this ain't!) Gore is sparse, although I must say there was a rather graphic, realistic looking bite wound done to Cooper's shoulder that was mighty impressive looking. But, then I think about that ultra-fake shotgun-blast-to-the-head and suddenly realize the aforementioned effect was a total fluke. Characters are whiny and abnormally dumb. One girl walks off into the countryside for no apparent reason, despite the fact that she is fully aware of the mad dog warning. Best scene: Dream sequence where a woman is tormented by an old man caked in blood. She locks herself in a room where he relentlessly pounds on the door moaning to let him in. Eerie stuff. Otherwise, MONSTER DOG is hazily shot, blandly directed, featuring awful pop songs by Cooper himself, a boring music score and ATROCIOUS dubbing! Avoid!!

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