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Monster High (1989)

Bob Cady , Diana Frank  |  R |  DVD
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bob Cady, Diana Frank, Troy Fromin, David Fuhrer (II), Sean Haines
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AM6OMQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,505 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Monster High" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Every school has its share of space cadets, but this semester, MONtgomery STERling HIGH is about to get theirs, complete with real live ray-guns, in this spaced-out sci-fi comedy. When all-American average guy Norm Median meets fatally-attractive Candace Caine the first day of fall term, they're both too distracted to notice the weird new "transfer" students, even if they include a fashion-conscious zombie, a killer plant and a stone gargoyle. Hey, some kids are like that. But when their leader-famous inter-galactic terrorist Mr. Armageddon drops in with global destruction on his mind, Norm has to think fast. The end seems near until Norm suggests challenging Mr. A's "team" to a basketball game for the fate of the earth. The stakes are high, if the planet is destroyed, it would seriously wreck Norman's chances with Candace but no one said being a senior was easy in the cosmically-campy campus comedy, Monster High.

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Monster High August 22, 2010
Format:DVD
Norm, an average high school nobody, must find the courage to stop Mr. Armageddon and his team of monsters before they unleash their sinister doomsday device to destroy the world! MONSTER HIGH is a terribly unfunny, stupid, and utterly ridiculous Horror Comedy from the late 80's that still manages to be oddly entertaining. It offers a strange assortment of characters, including two oddball aliens, an eccentric madman, a mysterious puppet master acting behind the scenes, and a jaded narrator that delivers the plot like an uninterested newscaster. Despite the fact that the film looks and feels like a cheesy after-school special, there is an incredible number of bloody gags, plenty of excessive nudity, and enough foul-mouthed humor to earn itself a solid R-rating. Many of the gags rely on the viewer's familiarity with the genre, spoofing standard conventions while referencing many Horror classics. The monsters are as cheap and silly as they come, but they only add to the goofy charm of the film as a whole. MONSTER HIGH follows similar 80's parodies like STUDENT BODIES or RETURN TO HORROR HIGH, but with far less success.

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable October 28, 2005
By ac
Format:DVD
I never thought I'd see this classic on DVD. Without a doubt, one of the best if not the absolute best B-Movie ever... definitely the most underrated.

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Completely discard the other movie for this and listen up: If you are into schlocky horror films, then this is just beyond words. Everything you ever wanted is here: Killer shoes, basketball-playing zombies, strange directing (some characters open up an elevator door and some girl is getting killed as a strobe light blinks red and someone eats pie and goo squirts all over the place; completely over-the-top and ridiculous), and plenty of t&a. Oh, and don't forget Satan. And a guy whose voice is overdubbed to sound really evil to a point where you can't even tell what he's saying half of the time. And really, REALLY cheap FX. And computers who kill people. And rapping aliens.

This is about a hilarious and amazing as it gets. A film you'll want to show ALL your friends. I mean, check out the plot: Earth is about to be taken over, so people play basketball to decide the fate of the world. If this DOESN'T sound amazing, then this isn't the film for you. However, this film is AMAZINGLY entertaining, hilarious, and just completely over-the-top. In a lot of ways, it's similar to Troma films (especially Class of Nuke'Em High) except it is even more clever, and there actually seems to be an attempt on the director's part to make something more out of this film than a cheap B-movie. There is definitely style and decent production values to be had here. It's not really an ugly film and you can actually see everything and hear everything. Hilarious music, great visuals, and just totally amazingly off-the-wall.

I really don't know why more people don't know of this film since it used to be on USA's Up All Night, but hopefully the DVD will get more people into it. Really, I can't say it enough: The best trashy B-Movie horror/comedy/whatever film ever. See it now. Can I give this 6 stars?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Monster High November 7, 2013
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This was not Amazons fault it was my own but there should be a disclaimer on this video so people will not mistake it for kids cartoon version. I would not have bought this dvd. beware when you order this video that it is "R" rated and not for kids.
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8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's so wrong, it's right September 17, 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This has got to be one of the best "B" movies I have ever seen. Not only is the story-line outragously silly, but the ... humor is the best!!! The actresses are some of the hottest women that I've ever seen in the movies (especially Beatrice Beldman before she was eaten by the zombie)! A must "own" movie. It will bring laughter for years to come!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for kids January 4, 2014
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{ bought this for my grand doter and sent it to her and I caught hell for that. what is doing in with dolls ?
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hey December 26, 2013
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here is another oldie but goodie. these movies are almost never on tv anymore and many timmes the correct title can't even be remembered. so we found and bought our own
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Total misrepresentation! November 17, 2013
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I am very disappointed in this movie. It was not what I thought it was. I bought this for my 11 year old granddaughter but once I received it found that it is rated R. So she cannot watch it. I understand I should have researched this more carefully but to market this movie to children certainly irritates me. I won't be buying anything else from this seller!
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3.0 out of 5 stars not what i thought it was August 26, 2013
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Fake kids it the school and no one sees it not Even the teachers or others thank you so long!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Monster High
It was what I expected and more. It was worth purchasing. I have watched it several times since I received the item.
Published 8 months ago by Eileen Cortes
1.0 out of 5 stars not what was expected
this horrible show is not what was expected for my 6 year old, probably my fault for not reading the description
Published 10 months ago by CHERYL L PAULEY
1.0 out of 5 stars wrong movie was expecting kids new Monster High, was ordered by...
wrong movie was expecting kids new Monster High, was ordered by mistake, old movie that prolly didnt even make it to threaters
Published 12 months ago by Wayne & Karen Albers
3.0 out of 5 stars Was not the movie
this was not the movie I was looking for. However I did keep it cause I did like it. The only bad thing is that my kids can't watch it cause it is rated R.
Published 13 months ago by Daniel Fuentes
5.0 out of 5 stars I bought the wrong thing
I was attempting to buy a "Monster High" movie that tied into the dolls that kids in elementary school have - and needless to say I should have read what I was buying more... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Suzanne M. Bransky
1.0 out of 5 stars not for children
This was suggested to buy along with some children monster high dolls but it has nothing to do with the children monster high dolls . Read more
Published on July 12, 2011 by sunshine
1.0 out of 5 stars These 35 year old high school students are just awful.
I wouldn't want to meet a person who thought this movie was funny or enjoyable. I tried to think of a worse film than this and there were only a few that came to mind (REPO: THE... Read more
Published on December 19, 2009 by Gregorio
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