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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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Cast overview:
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


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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The fear... the terror... the nightmare... they will never forget it! 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 script is credited to fictional director Clyde Anderson, it was actually penned by Rossella Drudi, wife of the actual director, Claudio Fragasso. Drudi intended to remain in Italy with their young daughter while the movie was being filmed, but she ended up traveling to Spain during production to hammer out rewrites. 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: Where was he when that monster dog crashed through the living room door? And when Jordan was eaten alive? And before that, in the bathroom? And now? Why don't the dogs attack us? Tell me the truth, Vince. Your neighbors were right, you are the monster dog! You are the murdering animal! Goddamn you! Damn you! You are a werewolf, I know you are! I know it!
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese VHS version runs 4 minutes longer than the version issued elsewhere in the world, it includes burned-in Japanese subtitles and features a variety of differences. -The transfer is brighter than other video editions and the sound mix is different. -There are some additional exchanges between Vince and Sandra concerning the opening music video. When Vince asks what's going on in the back of the van, there's an extended sequence of Jordan and the crew playfully discussing ideas for his next video. -When they hit the roadblock, there's alternate footage of Vince and Frank's dialogue followed by a scene in which Frank wakes up the crew and asks if they need to pee. -During their interaction, the Sheriff implicates Vince's father in the previous dog attacks. As they're pulling away, Sandra assures the Sheriff that she can protect them, and then the Sheriff turns to his Deputy and crudely compares her to a dog. -There's a bit of extended footage as the crew gets out of the van searching for the injured dog. -The old man tells Vince he will be the first to die. As the man vanishes into the woods and the crew hears a noise behind them, there are a few seconds of alternate and additional footage. -After Vince and Sandra see the monster, there are a few seconds of additional footage of the crew awaiting their return. -After Vince opens the window and walks out of the room, the crew briefly jokes about Joss's whereabouts. -When Angela says she has a bad feeling, Marilou retorts, "Hey Angie, forget the ESP and try a ham sandwich!" -During Angela's nightmare, some of the old man's dialogue is different. -When Sandra tries to assure Vince that the monster was merely an oversized dog, there are some slight differences in editing. -When the crew goes to investigate the site where Joss's body fell from, there's some different dialogue as they realize Angela stayed behind. -As they flee the mansion, Vince realizes the rednecks shot out the tires on the van, so Sandra suggests they take the rednecks' car. -During the brief cutaway to Marilou alone in the car, she says, "Please hurry." -The old man's final speech is completely different, concluding with the decree that Vince "will become the Lord of the Dogs!" -There are a few additional shots during Vince's transformation, some slightly different editing, and the sounds he makes are a little different. See more »


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Cooper + Werewolves + Italian director + 80's = Orgasmic
31 January 2008 | by filmbizarroSee all my reviews

Gonna start with saying this: Yes, it IS sad that Alice Cooper's voice is dubbed over, BUT they chose a good voice and it actually fits pretty good.

I watched this movie yesterday and I was surprised, didn't expect it to be that good. Alice Cooper played the role good as hell, and the feel of the movie reminded me of movies I watched growing up. It's pretty easy to tell that it's an Italian director, but that's not bad, cause they can usually make a movie visual in a way that Americans can't.

The werewolf-look might not be the best around, but they did what they could with what they had. By showing it as little as possible, but still showing it, they made it seem like it looked cooler than it probably did.

I'm a huge werewolf fan, a 80's horror fan, Alice Cooper fan, gore fan, and a fan of a lot of other stuff in this film, and I wasn't let down. (Don't let the "gore fan" part trick you though, it's not a gory movie, but it has a couple of blood scenes) 7.5/10 (Giving it 8 on the vote above)

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