"Monster In The Closet (1987)" Review

Synopsis: San Francisco is the scene for a series of bizarre murders, all of which took place in the victim’s closet. A local newspaper editor sends his obituary writer to follow up on what he believes is a routine story. Meanwhile, the murders continue.

Review: This is one of those films that I consider to be kind of a lost gem from the 80's that can easily be enjoyed by people of all ages. This film is definitely not meant to be taken seriously as it is much more of a spoof that takes the monster movie genre and takes all the cliches of the genre and flips them upside down. Basically you get all the typical characters such as a scientists who thinks they should not kill the monster but try to communicate with it and understand it (which proves to fail), the army guy who thinks there is only one way to kill it and that is blow it up with massive amounts of explosives (which also fails), and the very typical lead male hero who is determined to save the world. I have to say when it comes to the cast they did a very good job at picking out all the right people for the roles. Now this film does slow up at times and will bore some people but soon enough it does get back on pace. Now this may not be the best film you will ever see but for what it is I have to say it's works well. Overall I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good spoof or a monster film to show the kiddies.

-Daniel Damnation

Genre: Horror/Spoof, Release Year: 2010(DVD), Company: Troma Website: www.troma.com

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