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Monster High (1989)

Two aliens steal a doomsday device from another world and abscond to earth. The device is Mr. Armageddon, a living embodiment of destruction who intends to destroy the planet. A ragtag group of high school students stand in his way.

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Rudy Poe (as Rudiger Poe)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Iandoli Dean Iandoli ... Norm Median
Diana Frank ... Candice Cain
David Marriott ... Mr. Armageddon
Robert Lind Robert Lind ... Dume
Sean Haines Sean Haines ... Glume
Doug Kerzner Doug Kerzner ... Orson 'O.D.' Davis (as D.J. Kerzner)
Bob Cady Bob Cady ... Mr. Jon Doe / Monster in Charge
Susan Smeltzer Susan Smeltzer ... Miss Anna Thorpe
David Fuhrer David Fuhrer ... Mel Anoma
Margie Stein Margie Stein ... Slisa Beealzeberg (as Margy Stein)
Shicksah Anne Spear Shicksah Anne Spear ... Squashed Dog
Seth Weinstein Seth Weinstein ... Art the Gargoyle
Andrew Husmann Andrew Husmann ... Danny Devine
Jeffrey 'Jiffy' Jefferson Jeffrey 'Jiffy' Jefferson ... Donald Hightower
Julie McPherson Julie McPherson ... Beatrice Beldam
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Two aliens steal a doomsday device from another world and abscond to earth. The device is Mr. Armageddon, a living embodiment of destruction who intends to destroy the planet. A ragtag group of high school students stand in his way.

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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When Norm Median, Coach Otto Parts and Candace Caine are making a deal with Mr. Armageddon about the Basketball Game of the Millennium, in the upper left corner behind Candace in the background, you can see a single person standing and watching in plain view. See more »

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Warning: The following motion picture contains strong language, graphic violence, and adult situations. Some scenes may be considered objectionable by sensitive viewers, dead people and farm animals. On the other hand, if you like that sort of thing... See more »

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Undoubtedly fun
25 September 2011 | by tomgillespie2002See all my reviews

Two bald aliens arrive on Earth with the Doomsday Device, something they have stolen from their own alien planet, much to the behest of the Monster-in-Charge. They unwittingly unleash Mr. Armageddon (David Marriott) upon an all-American high school, and soon this long- fingernailed-bringer-of-doom is busy a-rapin', a-killin', and basically a-f****n' with every kid in the school. Dorky loner Norm (Dean Iandoli) is too busy lusting after foreign exchange student Candice Cane (get it - played by Diana Frank) to notice the arrival of horny gargoyle statues, the living dead, and deadly giant marijuana plants. But when he does, he strikes a deal with Armageddon to have basketball game to end all games, and possibly the world.

I'm sure you can gather from the description that this isn't a film to take too seriously. It's a very 80's high school horror/sex flick that is very aware of what it's target audience wants - blood, tits, and goofy humour. And it delivers all that in abundance. It has everything a shlock hound could want. Where else can you find a monster with a computer for a head? Or a teen that gets eaten by his shoes? Or alien twins that were failed rappers on their own planet? Probably nowhere. This is of course an awful film. But where it lacks in subtlety and intelligence, it makes up for in sheer volume and creativity.

The edits come thick and fast. The film cuts back and forth between different characters and locations as if it were filmed by a giddy teenager. This approach certainly keeps the film fun and interesting, which is undoubtedly the sole aim of the film. Fans of Troma will love it, as will fans of 80's teen sex flicks such as Porky's and zero-taste gross-out comedies a la Animal House. Special mention must go to the creation of Mr. Armageddon, who dons a crap cape and a long pinky fingernail, and has a voice which is deeper than Barry White. Clearly actor David Marriott, who had a short career starring in B-movie action films, is having a great time, as did I watching him. I feel guilty that I liked this film, as it is indeed awful.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A gimi réme See more »

Filming Locations:

Norwalk, California, USA

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Dolby

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