Monster in the Closet

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Monster in the Closet
DVD cover for 'Monster in the Closet'
Directed byBob Dahlin
Written byBob Dahlin
Produced by
  • Peter L. Bergquist
  • Michel Billot
  • Terrence Corey
  • David Levy
  • Robert Rock
CinematographyRonald W. MacLeish
Edited by
  • Mark Conte
  • Raja Gosnell
  • Stephanie Palewski
  • Jacque Elaine Toberen
Music byBarrie Guard
Distributed byTroma Entertainment
Release date
  • October 31, 1986 (1986-10-31)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

Monster in the Closet is a 1986 horror comedy with a veteran cast, including Howard Duff and John Carradine, as well as 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] The film was directed and written by Bob Dahlin.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

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. The killer is revealed as a monster in the closet and is responsible for the gruesome attacks.[3]



Home media[edit]

Monster in the Closet was released on VHS by Troma Team Video in 1995.[4] It was released for the first time on DVD by Troma on November 10, 1998. It was last released by Hollywood DVD on December 18, 2003.[5]

Monster in the closet' book[edit]

Applehead Team, a publisher from Spain, published a book in 2021 titled "El monstruo (que salió) del armario" ("The monster (that came out) of the closet"). This book written by Octavio López Sanjuán, which took five years of research and dozens of interviews with those involved.[6] [7]


  1. ^ Brett Fletcher (August 19, 2009). "Final Destinations and Killer Condoms". Gotcha Movies. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011.
  2. ^ "Monster in the Closet". TCM database. Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 2003", page 514. Gale Group, Inc., 2004
  4. ^ "Monster in the Closet". VHS Pine Hollow Video. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Monster in the Closet (1986) - Bob Dahlin". AllMovie. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  6. ^ "El monstruo (que salió) del armario". Applehead Team. Retrieved 26 April 2024.
  7. ^ "Presentación virtual de "El monstruo (que salió) del armario", de Octavio López Sanjuán (in Spanish)". YouTube. Applehead Team. 8 February 2022. Retrieved 26 April 2024.

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