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Monster in the Closet

This article is about a 1986 film. For the monster said to reside in household closets, see Bogeyman.
Monster in the Closet
DVD cover for 'Monster in the Closet'
Directed by Bob Dahlin
Produced by Peter L. Bergquist
Michel Billot
Terrence Corey
David Levy
Robert Rock
Written by Bob Dahlin
Starring Paul Dooley
Claude Akins
Stella Stevens
Howard Duff
Henry Gibson
Jesse White
John Carradine
Stacy Ferguson
Music by Barrie Guard
Cinematography Ronald W. MacLeish
Editing by Mark Conte
Raja Gosnell
Stephanie Palewski
Jacque Elaine Toberen
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release date(s) May 1986 (Cannes Film Market)
Running time 87 min.
Country United States
Language English

Monster in the Closet is a 1986 horror/comedy with a veteran cast, including Howard Duff and John Carradine, as well as The Black Eyed Peas' Stacy Ferguson and Paul Walker in early roles. The film was distributed by Troma Entertainment. In the GotchaMovies article "Final Destinations and Killer Condoms, Monster in the Closet was selected as the 8th greatest moment in teen slasher history.[1]


After a series of murders in San Francisco that all take place inside closets, a reporter and his scientist friend decide to uncover the mystery and save California.[2] The film contains many comical and subtle references to homosexuality. The title referencing the state of being a closeted gay, the creature's sudden smitteness and affection for the handsome leading man even though there is no other indication that the creature is female, and the film ends with it collapsing & dying while marching on San Francisco!



External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • TCM Movie Database
  • AllRovi
  • Troma Entertainment movie databaseTemplate:Comedy-horror-film-stub
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