But all through the film, Raven seems to be driven. Its cool to see Alice Cooper try his hand at acting, but you see why he never hit it big in the movies. Hype Williams, eat your heart out. The movie is pretty intense in some scenes, while not taking itself, or the genre for that matter, too seriously at any point. There is two songs of his that he performs in faux videos that I don't think he released on anything else so if you are a fan check it out. I have seen this movie a lot, and immensely enjoy it.
Description Alice Cooper plays a pop star who takes his band to his hometown to shoot his latest 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. Absolutely one of the worse films ever made. Vince is a rock star who returns to his hometown to film one of these videos, and gets caught up in the local folklore regarding werewolves, and the legacy of his father getting killed by a vengeful mob. But you can over look this because the movie saves itself with some decent atmosphere.
And if you don't think that's worth a two dollar rental in itself. The reason I rented it was because I was a huge fan, and I wanted to see him. Vince has a dark secret too and there is a monstrous dog on the loose thirsty for human blood. This is a bad movie but in a good way. And someone else dubs Cooper's voice to boot! It's a Spanish film that stars a rock star who at the time was in the nadir of his career, to just give you a hint of what to expect with this.
Since most of the attacks are credited to wild dogs whom we see throughout the movie supposedly controlled by a werewolf because, well, werewolf mythology is anything you want it to be the film builds up the idea that there may not even be a werewolf. Please watch this movie and give it an honest chance. Now it, of course, doesn't scare me at all. Now everyone suspects Raven, including his girlfriend, Sandra Victoria Vera. So cheap no audio was recorded during the filming, like in the silent days, then added after editing.
The film tries to juggle a number of things during it's brief running time and virtually nothing is as it appears. The acting is bad and there are some dull moments,but on the other hand there is plenty of blood and screaming. While the great werewolf look does come at the expense of realism as it's quite obviously a prop-head only created for the inserts of it in the scenes, it's not as detrimental as the other flaws here that are a little more obviously flaws that bring this down. I watched this movie yesterday and I was surprised, didn't expect it to be that good. Rock star Vince Raven Alice Cooper returns home after 20 years to make a new music video. But even that is something that only die hard fans would really appreciate.
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. Alice Cooper writes and performs two songs and two music videos for this ultra-ridiculous low rent horror film about a dog pack on the prowl. But some people just don't understand. 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. Everyone who comments on the dubbing of the movie needs to understand that Italian films, especially from the 70's and 80's, were shot in each actors natural language then dubbed later to whatever language was needed. In other moments, he conveys a genuine sense of tragic humanity. One of these days, I'm going to have to make peace with the fact that people like Finn Clark, Jonathan Stryker, JohnShaft and myself just aren't meant to be embraced by the mainstream.
For instance, it takes the group about five minutes to figure out who the home invaders are. For most of his musical career, Vincent Furnier has adopted the role of horror rock legend Alice Cooper; in Monster Dog, Alice Cooper plays the part of rock star Vincent Raven, opening proceedings with a song entitled 'Identity Crisis' in which he sings about performing as several different iconic characters. Pretty much everything in the film seemed to rush by, probably because they tried to do far too much. Monster Dog is silly 80's trash, but I loved it. Alice Cooper played the role good as hell, and the feel of the movie reminded me of movies I watched growing up. The main problems with this movie is extremely bad acting, bad music, Alice Coopers voice is dubbed over, and very bad special effects except a hilarious scene when a bald guy gets the top of his head blown to pieces.
Synopsis Alice Cooper plays a pop star who takes his band to his hometown to shoot his latest video. I'm a huge werewolf fan, a 80's horror fan, Alice Cooper fan, gore fan, and a fan of a lot of other stuff in this film, and I wasn't let down. Alices' fans will have a head start. It's a shame though, because like I said, Cooper does a lot with the part. They don't understand how I could follow these things so intently, watching the images on the screen as a big and satisfied grin creeps across my face. I grabbed a handful of old catalog titles at the video store I was working at. Oh man, the only redeeming quality I can find about Monster Dog is that there are 2 great Alice Cooper songs included in the movie which are only available on the 4 cd boxset, and the videos for the songs within the movie are so cheesy and unprofessional looking that they're a real hoot! The effects by Carlo De Marchis are very, very bad.
The plot is utter nonsense. He tells his girlfriend that he could always find his way home in the dark because he could smell the bullshit a mile away. I've got all the albums and videos, and I only sought out Monster Dog simply because he's in it, but lets be honest here: even if you're a Cooper fanatic, you've got to be mad to think that this movie is even watchable! 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. Alice also stars yet is dubbed , and doesn't have to stretch himself in the role of Vince Raven. Oh man, an average 4. I remember the movie scaring the ever living out of me. A lot of times they didn't even record sound! It should take the audience about two seconds.
The werewolf-look might not be the best around, but they did what they could with what they had. Why doesn't the group clear out when they are warned by the police? They don't understand how I could know or even care about these obscure directors and their ilk. Raven and his band need to reshoot some scenes for a long-form music video and return to Raven's old hometown for inspiration. Actually, now that I think of it, there's a few amusing minutes worth of scenes half way where you get to see Alice running around a mansion blowing people away with a shotgun in full gothic garb, complete with leather pants, victorian poet shirt, blue eye shadow, and poofy 80's hair! A slice of Italian garbage. As well, there's also the quick running time here that allows this one to race through quite quickly and really could've been expanded just a touch as the early attacks by the beast really could've been given a little more here to really expand the action much more throughout here in this section while also giving this a little bit more of a running time. You know it never ceases to amaze me the how people don't do their homework. It seems that, years earlier, Raven's father was accused of being a werewolf and was subsequently murdered by the townspeople.