The Monster Club

1981

Action / Comedy / Fantasy / Horror / Music

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Britt Ekland as Busotsky's Mother
Vincent Price as Eramus
Donald Pleasence as Pickering - Chief of the B-Squad
John Carradine as R.Chetwynd-Hayes - Writer
1080p
1.44 GB
1920*1080
English
23.976 fps
12hr 0 min
P/S 3 / 1

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by BUTCHER-5 6 / 10

Charming little stories...

"The Monster Club" is certainly not a masterpiece,but it's fun to watch.All the stories are tongue-in-cheek,so don't take them seriously.It's great to see Vincent Price,John Carradine,Donald Pleasance or Patrick Macgee in the film and the stories are interesting enough to keep a viewer occupied.Absolutely no violence,plenty of black humour and nice(albeit dated)music.If you like English horror movies this one is a must-see.Check it out.

Reviewed by Prof-Hieronymos-Grost 6 / 10

Fun Horror Collection

The Monster Club was the final installment in Amicus studios portmanteau series and concerns R.Chetwynd-Hayes(John Carradine)a noted Horror writer who runs into an elderly Vampire named Erasmus (Vincent Price) .Erasmus duly takes his fill of the authors blood and after recognizing him becomes all apologetic and invites him to The Monster Club where he hopes Chetwynd-Hayes might garner some new ideas for a new book.As the guest of Erasmus, Chetwynd-Hayes is regaled with three stories of the macabre.

Story 1:A young couple George and Angela are hard up for cash, so they answer an advertisement in a newspaper looking for someone to help catalogue antiques in an old manor.Angela goes and meets the owner who as it turns out is a Shadmock,kind of a Vampire/werewolf hybrid,Angerla is scared of at first but soon settles in to her job.Angela soon becomes friendly with the soft spoken and thoughtful employer but comes under increasing pressure form George to steal something from the house, and she decides to take advantage of an invitation to a masqued ball with the Shadmock's family at the manor to fulfill her objective.

Story 2:A Vampire stalks the London underground is being chased by the B-squad a team of vampire hunters lead by Pickering, (Donald Pleasance) . Pickering uses the vampires son who unknowingly leads the B-squad right to his father.

Story 3: Stuart Whitman plays Sam an American movie Director scouting the English countryside for the perfect location for his upcoming movie. He stumbles across a fog bound town full of Ghouls where he befriends a Humghoul (Human and ghoul hybrid) and struggles with her help to make his escape from his living nightmare.

Review The shadmock story I found to be quite unique, its nice to have a different monster and this one was a rather a nice chap and I felt for his pain at the end, but it was definitely a missed opportunity, the idea of a masqued monster ball I find intriguing, but Ward obviously only used this as a means perhaps to save money on Monster make-up.The second story is played for laughs which is a shame and is by far the least of the three stories.The Ghoul story I found to be the best,and full of atmosphere with a nice twist at the end.The in between segments with Price and Carradine are poor and full of very bad monster make-up and annoyingly bad music(No really bad), these two great horror legends were fine,considering the quality of script, but they deserved more. This is the kind of film I was raised on and for that reason and the people involved I really enjoyed it,sure its not the best from the esteemed Amicus studio or Baker,but for pure fun its hard to beat and I unreservedly give this a whopping 6/10 against my better judgement.

Reviewed by BUTCHER-5 6 / 10

I liked it

"The Monster Club" is certainly not a masterpiece,but it's fun to watch.All the stories are tongue-in-cheek,so don't take them seriously.It's great to see Vincent Price,John Carradine,Donald Pleasance or Patrick Macgee in the film and the stories are interesting enough to keep a viewer occupied.Absolutely no violence,plenty of black humour and nice(albeit dated)music.If you like English horror movies this one is a must-see.Check it out.

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