Monster Makers

MONSTER MAKERS. 2003

Director: David S. Cass Sr.

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl



A cute widdy boy (Tim McCallum) finds the only copy of a never-released horror film by the 1950s director Dexter Brisbain (George Kennedy impersonating William Castle). The film was shot on experimental radioactive filmstock & should never be previewed on a stormy night! When the monsters in Monsters on the Loose escape into the real world, it's up to the cute widdy boy to get them back in it.

To me a "family" film should have something in it that doesn't bore mom & dad nearly to death. The boy hero is the best actor in this made-for-TV dog, & little boys who like horror films should be able to relate to him as a heroic little bastard.

The monsters are silly & unconvincing without being particularly funny. Adam Baldwin is charming as the naif who steps out of a 1950s B-film to help hunt the monsters, but the other adult actors turn in terrible performances, Linda Blair the crappiest of a crappy lot; I never thought she was a particularly good actor but I never imagined she could be this terrible. Story inconsistencies abound.

The best you can say for Monster Makers is it didn't have Scoobydoo in it, but it does have a theramon on the soundtrack

copyright by Paghat the Ratgirl



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