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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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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Shot in 1983, not released until 1987. See more »

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Professor Diane Bennett: Destroy all closets!
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Spoofs The Howling (1981) See more »

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Did everyone not get this?
12 June 2001 | by eskovanSee all my reviews

I agree with most of the posts that this was a pretty good 'bad' movie (as cheap as it was I thought the monster was creepy looking!) But didn't anyone notice that the movie is one big gay joke?

The whole 'in the closet' thing

The way the monster reacts to the hunky guy (there's no reason to imply that the monster was female)

It's final march to, where else, San Francisco!

I don't think it affected the film at all. But it's really weird that a goofy, low-budget, comedy-horror movie would try to have some kind of 'message' like this. And I'm not even sure whether its pro or con!


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