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My Pet Monster (1986)

Snyder, a historian who has spent many years trying to unlock the powers of a statue, wishes to capture Max for validation of his life's work.


Timothy Bond


J.D. Smith (teleplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunny Besen Thrasher Sunny Besen Thrasher ... Max
Alyson Court ... Melanie
Yannick Bisson ... Rod
Colin Fox ... Snyder
Jayne Eastwood ... Mrs. Smith
David Fox ... Mr. Smith
Kelly Rowan ... Stephanie
Mark Parr Mark Parr ... The Monster
Hardee T. Lineham ... Stu (as Hardee Lineham)
Ron Gabriel Ron Gabriel ... Karl
Michael J. Reynolds ... Dr. Lewis
Lee-Max Walton Lee-Max Walton ... Bernie
Michael Fantini Michael Fantini ... Doug
Larry Aubrey Larry Aubrey ... Mr. Blair
Dan MacDonald Dan MacDonald ... Mr. Sommers


Max is an average underdog boy trying to fit in at school but generally being a bit rubbish. During a field trip a statue turns him into a monster. A historian named Synder captures him and his sister but they break out in time to spoil their older brother, Rod's date. The monster scares his date's poodle before the dog show. Skipping on cash they take the dog to a cheap dog salon and the owner steals it and enters it himself. Rod swoops in and stops them from taking the prize and the men are sent to jail. For no logical reason the boy is restored and after begging to the statue the film ends on Synder gaining the power of the monster. Written by Mr. Q. Marx.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A live-action videocassette.


Comedy | Family | Fantasy


Not Rated






Release Date:

November 1986 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

My Pet Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite popular belief, this is not a movie based on the cartoon series, it's the other way around. The movie went into development in 1985 and was released in 1986 with an intention of leading into a live action series. Instead it became a cartoon series in 1987 but did not follow the origins of the movie. Instead of Max becoming a monster, the main character became Mombi, a small cute and friendly monster from another dimension who befriends a boy named Max and his friends. See more »


Karl: Stu, Stu, have you got any idea what just walked in the door?
Stu: Sure Karl: You did.
Karl: Not this door! the front door.
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References Song of the South (1946) See more »


The Monster Mash
Written by Bobby Pickett (as Bobby "Boris" Pickett) and Leonard L. Capizzi (as Leonard Capizzi)
Acoustic Music
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The children's play thing that you could buy at Toys r Us for like $15, is a better special effect, then this animatronic chuckie cheese nightmare!?!?!
10 November 2010 | by Horrorfan1995See all my reviews

I saw this movie once and I thought is was good, but I just recently saw this movie and WOW now I know how bad this is.

The biggest problem I have is that it's about a boy who becomes a monster. That's a problem because it's called My Pet Monster, NOT A boy who became a monster. On top of that, it suffers from lazy writing, lazy directing, lazy animatronics and lazy editing.

Also, the movie has a very VERY creepy ending that ends on a cliffhanger, with no spin off show or a sequel, so long story short, its like the director is basically telling us that you have wasted an hour on a really bad movie.

All an all, the movie is bad, but not the worst thing i've seen.


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