They don't understand how I could know or even care about these obscure directors and their ilk. Anyway, if you know before watching this movie that is it going to be bad than you will probably enjoy this. For extra laughs, Cooper's character is named Vince Raven. You might think I am doing Claudio a disservice, but watch the rest of Monster Dog or indeed any of his work , and you'll understand the reason behind my bilious comment; when a film about a pack of killer dogs commanded by a werewolf, and starring a rock legend like Alice, proves to be as boring as this, then I'm not going to hold back on the tongue-lashing. It's nothing more than your standard cheesy 80's horror slasher flick, but not even bad enough to be entertaining! I sighed as he did nothing to conceal his snickers and guffaws.
I watched this movie yesterday and I was surprised, didn't expect it to be that good. But it works precisely because it's so bad. He has a steely-eyed glare and a perverse smile that made me recoil in shock. Cast: , , Carlos Sanurio Director: Genres: Production Co: Continental Motion Pictures Keywords: , , , ,. I grabbed a handful of old catalog titles at the video store I was working at.
Poorly delivered lines, a lack of character development and half-hearted performances almost shatter many of the scenes that don't feature Cooper or some sort of action. 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. The police think it's a pack of wild dogs, but Alice knows differnt. It should take the audience about two seconds. It seems that, years earlier, Raven's father was accused of being a werewolf and was subsequently murdered by the townspeople. Coupled with the strong werewolf look and some pretty gruesome kills, there's enough here to hold this one off against the flaws to be rather enjoyable. Also, Raven recalls what happened to his father and fears that the horrible disease may run in the family.
This is an Alice Cooper who was in the midst of getting clean and sober, but before he discovered the joys of golfing. It moves at an okay pace except for a far too long obvious dream sequence. The reason I rented it was because I was a huge fan, and I wanted to see him. But after all, that's who the film was made for to begin with. If you aren't an Alice Cooper fan, then find something else to watch, leave it at that.
By throwing out the family legacy early on and tying him into his father's fate as being a werewolf they all tracked down and killed, it starts off the underlying thread of whether he's truly become one as well which is furthered nicely with their own experiences around the house which makes for a great continuation here with the dream sequences and the story about what happened to him as a child that really sells this nicely. The film is corny as hell but fun to watch. Alice Cooper is not slumming here and he treats the part with a surprising sense of dignity. Returning to his ancestral home, a rock star and his band attempting to shoot a new music video in his old family home finds the locals' superstition about werewolves might be real and struggles to protect them from a rampaging beast in the area. Legendary Alice Cooper plays Vince Raven who is taking his crew to film some music video in his old family home in the middle of nowhere.
Now it, of course, doesn't scare me at all. Cooper does some incredible things with this part. He tells his girlfriend that he could always find his way home in the dark because he could smell the bullshit a mile away. The film tries to juggle a number of things during it's brief running time and virtually nothing is as it appears. This movie stars Alice Cooper as a rock star of course going back to his families old house to film a music video.
Fulci, Mattei, or D'amato might not have been the greatest directors, but at least they knew to pep up their films with some decent splatter and some naked babes surely the basic requirements of such fare : the best Fragrasso can offer is a brief glimpse of a woman in her panties and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shotgun blast to the head effect. This is a bad movie but in a good way. Because of the voice dubbing, I was able to completely forget that it was Alice I was watching, and I got more into the character of Vincent Raven. An Italian 80's horror film starring Alice Cooper. Big shame that Alice's voice was dubbed over.
And someone else dubs Cooper's voice to boot! It's pretty easy to tell that it's an Italian director, but that's not bad, cause they can usually make a movie visual in a way that Americans can't. The effects by Carlo De Marchis are very, very bad. Most of the other actors or dubbers unfortunately do not fare as well. Vince has a dark secret too and there is a monstrous dog on the loose thirsty for human blood. It's as if some unseen force is pulling him back to his earliest fears and his unlucky friends are along for the ride.
All things considered, it's a decidedly average film. Now, I'm not saying I'm any better or worse than the skeptics. I remember the movie scaring the ever living out of me. Absolutely one of the worse films ever made. And someone else dubs Cooper's voice to boot! The violence is mild in this one.