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Monster in the Closet (1986)

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After several people and a dog are found dead in their closets, a mild-mannered reporter, a college professor, her son, and a befuddled professor band together to uncover the mystery.

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Bob Dahlin

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Bob Dahlin (story by), Peter L. Bergquist (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Grant Donald Grant ... Richard Clark
Denise DuBarry ... Prof. Diane Bennett
Claude Akins ... Sheriff Sam Ketchem
Howard Duff ... Father Finnegan
Henry Gibson ... Dr. Pennyworth
Donald Moffat ... Gen. Turnbull
Paul Dooley ... Roy
John Carradine ... Old Joe Shempter
Jesse White ... Ben
Frank Ashmore ... Scoop
Paul Walker ... 'Professor' Bennett
Stella Stevens ... Margo
Kevin Peter Hall ... The Monster
Fergie ... Lucy (as Stacey Ferguson)
Ritchie Montgomery ... Deputy Spiro
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After several people and a dog are found dead in their closets, a mild-mannered reporter, a college professor, her son, and a befuddled professor band together to uncover the mystery. Written by Patrice Messina <writtnby@soca.com>

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It's Out! It's Out! It's Out!

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Incredible Closet Monster See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Film debut of Paul Walker. See more »

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Professor Diane Bennett: Destroy all closets!
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A little gem of a parody.
9 May 2000 | by fhabetsSee all my reviews

This movie captures the mood and feel of many a bad 50s B Horror flick, and then adds a few twists that'll bring smiles to your face. The actors do an excellent job of keeping a straight face while delivering bad dialogue. The movie's one-tone humor causes it to sag in the middle, but that is more than made up for by the inspired and silly ending.


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