Welcome to 31 Days of ’80s Horror boys and ghouls! Each day in October I’ll be posting about a horror film from the 1980s, some of which you may have heard of, others may be a little more obscure. This is the month to celebrate all things spooky so I wanted to present some films from my favorite era of the horror genre. I hope you enjoy the column and discover some new ’80s horror flicks to watch, or rewatch, whatever the case may be. I know I’ll be checking out some of these ghastly tales myself since I’ve come across a few that even I’ve never heard of! So on with the horror! On with the terror! On with the ’80s!
Pop rocker Vince Raven journeys back to his hometown to shoot his latest music video with a small production crew. Upon arrival they are warned by the local police that there have been several murders reported recently where the victims bodies have been torn to shreds by a pack of wild dogs. But Vince knows that a terrible family secret is at the heart of the recent murders and only he can stop it.
Monster Dog comes from Italian director Claudio Fragasso, who gave us the so-bad-it’s-good classic, Troll 2. The film stars rock star Alice Cooper, who turns in a pretty wooden performance. The film itself is pretty badly written and acted but that ends up being what makes the movie watchable. With the right crowd, Monster Dog could be a good candidate for a movie watching party. You just have to gather some fellow bad movie enthusiasts and revel in the glory (or infamy) of this B-grade flick.
How to watch Monster Dog
Monster Dog is currently available on DVD. (Buy Monster Dog on DVD) You should also be available to find the movie for rental on Netflix’s DVD service.
Sadly I could not find a trailer for Monster Dog. However, in it’s place I have the Alice Cooper music video for the song “Identity Crisis” which is featured in the movie.
To see the other entries in the 31 Days of ’80s Horror column, click here!
by Ben McBride
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