And yes, there are a few genuine scares to be had as well. Thankfully, there aren't many of these scenes to be found. Fragasso launched into directing here after serving as a writer for many years to Italian exploitation cinema's top talents. I say interesting because it's actually pretty gross and a little bit scary. Hype Williams, eat your heart out. Just as there have been tales of murderous dogs since earliest mythologies and folktales. The shock rocker really stretches himself with a role that requires him to play shock rocker Vincent Raven, who is returning to his hometown to shoot a music video.
When they do arrive, the place is deserted but it brings back Raven's repressed memories of his traumatic childhood. He probably accounted for a good portion of the budget since there are literally only a couple of locations and not much in the way of…well, anything. The main problems with this movie is extremely bad acting, bad music, Alice Coopers voice is dubbed over, and very bad special effects except a hilarious scene when a bald guy gets the top of his head blown to pieces. Most of the other actors or dubbers unfortunately do not fare as well. He has a steely-eyed glare and a perverse smile that made me recoil in shock. Why doesn't the group clear out when they are warned by the police? He brings complete attitude to the part.
Check out the moment when he finally has to fight back against his home invaders. Written by Trivia had been an alcoholic for his entire adult life and, as he developed a cocaine habit in the late 1970s, his music career dwindled and his health was jeopardized. It's a shame though, because like I said, Cooper does a lot with the part. Also, Raven recalls what happened to his father and fears that the horrible disease may run in the family. This film is the first and only horror film to feature Alice Cooper in a starring role. In addition to ferocious beasts of two different breeds, the rock star and his friends are up against haunting visions and gun-toting townspeople that seem to have wondered on set from a nearby western.
Cooper plays, appropriately enough, a rock star named Vincent Raven. So everyone tags along, and his housekeeper even gets the mansion into proper order by throwing a party, making sandwiches, and then being viciously attacked by wild dogs. But did you know that, in 1984, Troll 2 writer-director Claudio Fragasso unleashed another cinematic abortion on the world? It's as if some unseen force is pulling him back to his earliest fears and his unlucky friends are along for the ride. Some sloppy padding also plays a part as the music video that opens the film, closes it as well. This movie is a classic 1980's B horror film jam packed with everything you love about 1980's B horror films.
This actually has some basis in reality and is suspected to being one of the contributing factors to the werewolf mythos throughout the ages. The fun and wonky never stopped! The illicit substances likely influenced him to accept the part in Monster Dog. Deviled eggs, egg salad, or egg sandwiches cut into triangles this is important for a side. Since this is primarily a Spanish film, directed by Claudio Fragasso who did a lot of work with Bruno Mattei, and even wrote the screenplay for Troll 2! At times, he looks a bit like Harry Dean Stanton. I sighed as he did nothing to conceal his snickers and guffaws. Synopsis Alice Cooper plays a pop star who takes his band to his hometown to shoot his latest video.
Below are some notable canine horror films, trailers, and lists of horror, thriller, and related dog movies. But some people just don't understand. However, even before the group arrives at the estate, Raven doesn't seem especially thrilled to be back. Claudio Fragasso deserves most of the credit for pulling off a successful film, in his directorial debut. 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. Alice Cooper plays a pop star who takes his band to his hometown to shoot his latest video.
The police think it's a pack of wild dogs, but Alice knows differnt. The characters are all poorly sketched to begin with. This is an absolute must see with a group of people. It feels like there was more to this idea, but Monster Dog decides to forget it. They don't understand how I could know or even care about these obscure directors and their ilk. » I first saw this movie years ago back in 1987 and I remember this movie had an original feel to it and had some memorable atmosphere to the movie but seeing it again just recently has shifted my view on this movie.
He cannot be faulted entirely though; he was dubbed by another actor. 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. 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. Finally, a group of kill-crazy locals, led by the man who murdered Raven's father, invade the estate and prove to be even more dangerous than the monsters. One of these days, I'm going to have to make peace with the fact that people like Finn Clark, Jonathan Stryker, JohnShaft and myself just aren't meant to be embraced by the mainstream.