Monday, February 18, 2013

Monster in the Closet (1986)

Monster in the Closet is a remarkable low-budget horrorflick which starts of pretty damn bad but later turns out to be a very entertaining movie.

After several people and a dog are found dead in their closets a "mild-mannered" reporter, a college professor, her son and a befuddled professor band together to uncover the mystery but not without involving the U.S. Army and mass panic.

The first 10 minutes you are treated to some of the worst kills in cinema history. Multiple times you see some random chicks, dudes and blind guys go in a closet followed by some strange sounds and laundry flying all over the room. You don't get to see what's happened to the random guys and who did it to them (later it turns out to be some ugly-ass monter who did it). I was already sick of this movie by then.

Luckily after about 30 minutes the monster makes his full-screen entrance. It looks incredibly cheesy, fake but at the same time very cool. Unfortunately the killing stays a disappointing point in this film as there's no gore whatsoever. It is interesting though that a movie like Monster in the Closet manages to be so entertaining with this lack of gore. 

The whole movie leans on a guy in a rubber suit and that should say enough. It's pretty entertaining but that's it. Oh yeah, the absurd, almost King Kong kinda, ending is pretty remarkable to say the least. Between the lines it basically says the monster is gay (which makes the title ''Monster in the Closet'' pretty hilarious too)

Monster in the Closet is exactly what you think it is. Brainless entertainment featuring a dude in a rubber monster suit just trying to make a couple of bucks, stereo-type annoying characters (Hell even Einstein makes an appearence), a dumb love story and a whole lot of fun.

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