And if you don't think that's worth a two dollar rental in itself. Why doesn't the group clear out when they are warned by the police? They don't understand how I could follow these things so intently, watching the images on the screen as a big and satisfied grin creeps across my face. You're probably thinking the same things I was. He brings complete attitude to the part. People forget what you can do with costume changes, jump cuts and a whole lot of fog. Monster Dog Alice Cooper plays a pop star who takes his band to his hometown to shoot his latest video. It would appear to many to be a standard shocker were it not for one crucial component.
They don't understand how I could find just as much enjoyment, and probably more, watching an Umberto Lenzi film as the latest claptrap starring Meg Ryan. As for the rest, not so much. Hype Williams, eat your heart out. But there's one shocking realization that made me almost leap out of my seat. Now, I'm not saying I'm any better or worse than the skeptics. They picked a poor time for the pick-up shots, however, as there seem to be a number of crazed dogs in the area, tearing people to shreds. On one hand, we have the wild dogs mentioned earlier, but also there seems to be a much bigger monster who is controlling them all.
Monster Dog 1984 84 min Rock star Vince Raven Alice Cooper returns home after 20 years to make a new music video. What we actually have here is a multi-layered horror fantasy that does a great job expanding werewolf mythology among other things. It's a shame though, because like I said, Cooper does a lot with the part. They are greeted by the sheriff whom he's known since a kid that warn him that there's been several murders in the area where the bodies were ripped to shreds. Some sloppy padding also plays a part as the music video that opens the film, closes it as well. While filming, Raven is informed by the town sheriff that a mysterious wild dog has been killing people in the area. While filming, Raven is informed by the town sheriff that a mysterious wild dog has been killing people in the area.
. They don't understand how I could know or even care about these obscure directors and their ilk. Shot mostly in Spain in 1984, this wretched horror film with laughable special effects is no exception. The sheriff also suggests that perhaps Raven knows something about it. It seems that, years earlier, Raven's father was accused of being a werewolf and was subsequently murdered by the townspeople.
Claudio Fragasso deserves most of the credit for pulling off a successful film, in his directorial debut. Sometimes, this job is lonely as all giddy out. It's as if some unseen force is pulling him back to his earliest fears and his unlucky friends are along for the ride. Apparently, his father had a rare heart disease that caused him to go into a primal rage and develop symptoms of lycanthropy. This actually has some basis in reality and is suspected to being one of the contributing factors to the werewolf mythos throughout the ages. Not being especially well-read, a few townspeople shot and killed the father before Raven's horrified eyes. I sighed as he did nothing to conceal his snickers and guffaws.
The Taylor family children, Ashley and Zach join up with the scientist responsible for his transformation, Dr. But all through the film, Raven seems to be driven. Cooper plays, appropriately enough, a rock star named Vincent Raven. Vincent's troubles first start when he goes to his childhood home to shoot a music video with his girlfriend Sandra Victoria Vera , who is the director. However, even before the group arrives at the estate, Raven doesn't seem especially thrilled to be back. The two men kept the budget purposely low, in hopes of maximizing profit. There is usually a good reason films are released straight to videocassette--they stink.
This film is the first and only horror film to feature Alice Cooper in a starring role. Max escapes but the new super energy drink he had been testing turns him into Monster Mutt. It sounds pretentious, but chances are you've all been there. Apparently, blind hatred and a thirst for blood is repeated unto the next generation as well. Why would Raven ever agree to come back when the town holds such awful memories? It seems that, years earlier, Raven's father was accused of being a werewolf and was subsequently murdered by the townspeople.
It is, however, notable for the appearance of has-been rocker Alice Cooper, who plays a rock star named Vincent Raven a small joke--Cooper's real name is Vincent. Alice Cooper is not slumming here and he treats the part with a surprising sense of dignity. They're old school videos that not only are rockin' little montages, they enhance the story as well. The sheriff also suggests that perhaps Raven knows something about it. While filming, Raven is informed by the town sheriff that a mysterious wild dog has been killing people in the area.