The Monster Club

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Overview

This quaint horror anthology is loosely based on the works of horror novelist R. Chetwynd-Hayes -- who is portrayed by John Carradine as an active participant in his own tales. The author is invited by a suave vampire Vincent Price to accompany him to the title establishment, where he observes the secret social customs of various species of monsters -- which apparently include drinking, dancing, and watching undead strippers remove more than just their clothing. He is also made privy to the mating patterns of ...
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Overview

This quaint horror anthology is loosely based on the works of horror novelist R. Chetwynd-Hayes -- who is portrayed by John Carradine as an active participant in his own tales. The author is invited by a suave vampire Vincent Price to accompany him to the title establishment, where he observes the secret social customs of various species of monsters -- which apparently include drinking, dancing, and watching undead strippers remove more than just their clothing. He is also made privy to the mating patterns of these creatures, whose tendency to inter-breed creates such new strains of monsters as the "shadmock" a vampire-like entity with a deadly high-pitched whistle and the "humgoo" the sullen offspring of a human and a flesh-eating ghoul. Price's descriptions of these new beasties trigger accompanying vignettes far less entertaining than the framing story, which is rife with horror movie in-jokes, cheesy rubber monster masks, and music by pop-reggae band UB40!. Accomplished horror-omnibus director Roy Ward Baker seems to delight in the opportunity for pure camp, although the overall silliness of the proceedings has put off more than a few horror buffs.
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Special Features

Watch this in Nightmare Theater mode with Mr. Pickles and Kat or watch film only; 62-minute interview of Vincent Price conducted in 1987 by film historian David Del Valle; 40-minute audio interview between Del Valle and Price; On camera interview with David Del Valle; Original trailer; Isolated ME track; Liner notes by George Reis
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2013
  • UPC: 851740003963
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Source: Scorpion Records
  • Region Code: A
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 33,074

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vincent Price Erasmus
Donald Pleasence Pickering
John Carradine Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes
Stuart Whitman Sam
Richard Johnson Lintom's father
Britt Ekland Lintom's mother
Barbara Kellerman Angela
Simon Ward George
Anthony Valentine Mooney
Patrick Magee Innkeeper
Neil McCarthy Watson
Anthony Steel Busotsky
James Laurenson Raven
Lesley Dunlop Luna
B.A. Robertson
Roger Sloman Club Secretary
Fran Fullenwider Buxom Beauty
Geoffrey Bayldon Psychiatrist [The Shadmock Story]
Warren Saire Lintom [The Vampire Story]
Michael Faustino Eugene
Technical Credits
Roy Ward Baker Director
Edward Abraham Screenwriter
Valerie Abraham Screenwriter
Tony Curtis Art Director
Douglas Gamley Score Composer
Peter Jessop Cinematographer
Bernard J. Kingman Executive Producer
Milton Subotsky Producer
Peter Tanner Editor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    When will it be realised??

    I have more than a year waiting for this DVD movie. I remember watching this more than 20 years ago and it's still on my head. For 60's-70's horror movies lovers, this is a must.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The first 'Childrens' Horror film?

    Is it really twenty four years since The Monster Club was released...To me it seems like last week!..It was made to be the first childrens horror film..No blood or gore..a bit of music and a couple of laughs..Yes its tame and ok its cheesey..Were those masks meant to be real 'Monsters'?...NO they were like the rest of the film..FUN!..were these masks really supplied by a Milkman?..er .. well I did work in a dairy making a living whilst trying to break into film.. This dvd is meant to be fun..so go with it..watch it a few times and who knows it might just make you smile..so sit back and enjoy...as that was its purpose.

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