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Il club dei mostri

(The Monster Club)

1980, regia di Roy Ward Baker


Scheda: Nazione: GB - Produzione: Amicus Productions, Sword & Sorcery - Distribuzione: ITC Entertainment Group, Pathfinder Pictures, Thriller Video - Soggetto: dal libro di R. Chetwynd-Hayes - Sceneggiatura: Edward Abraham, Valerie Abraham - Fotografia: Peter Jessop - Montaggio: Peter Tanner - Scenografia: Lionel Couch - Musiche: Douglas Gamley, John Georgiadis, Alan Hawkshaw - Formato: Color - Durata: 104'.

Cast: Vincent Price, John Carradine, Anthony Steel, Donald Pleasence, Roger Sloman, Fran Fullenwider, Britt Ekland, Richard Johnson, B.A. Robertson, Night, Suzanna Willis, Barbara Kellerman, Simon Ward, James Laurenson, Geoffrey Bayldon, Warren Saire, Anthony Valentine.



Trama e commenti: - Dizionario Farinotti: «Tre storie dell'orrore raccontate a uno scrittore in visita a una strana discoteca. Nella prima un cacciatore di vampiri viene trasformato a sua volta in un Dracula. Nella seconda un produttore di horror film dą il ruolo principale a suo padre, vampiro autentico. Nella terza un regista cerca un villaggio per un film del terrore, ma...».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - «...The film starts with author R Chetwynde-Haynes (Carradine) getting attacked by a vampire (Price), who realises he's just bitten the neck of his favourite writer and as an apology takes him to The Monster Club, where he regails him with three tales of terror. Well, two spooky stories and one Peter "Crackerjack" Glaze would turn his nose up at, anyway. Using a handy illustrated guide on the wall, Price shows that inter-monster mating is rife - and by taking any two of the initial four ingredients of a Vampire, a Werewolf, a Ghoul or a Human, you can come up with a Shadmock, or even a Humgoo ... The "monster" of the title is a rather pathetic figure, shuffling around in his mansion and looking after his pigeons. His power is shown to devastating effect when a cat decides to munch on one of his pals, but its full force is only brought out when his heart is broken. This segment has many memorable images, especially the masked ball where the monsters (sensibly) never show their faces. The final scenes are by turns sad and horrifying. The second story involves...».

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