Here we go, just about halfway through the Halloween Countdown, and time to start getting down on it! If nothing else, The Dungeon is all about monsters and music, and what better personifies all that bullshit than the hard to find "MONSTER DAWG", featuring one of the month of October's favourite sons, the man himself, Mr. Alice Cooper!!
Born Vincent Damon Furnier, Alice Cooper will always remain heads and cut throats above the rest, if but for no other reason than that anarchistic and thematic lyric, "School's out FOREVER!" What kid in his right mind can't identify with that concept?
Alice Cooper is a rock icon, no doubt, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame this very year, but I can't still believe that Steve Miller, along with the originator of the barre chord, Link Wray, have still never even been nominated!
Alice Cooper is a good actor, and I'm certain "Monster Dog" is searchin' for something a little further bit out on the edge, but it just never manages to quite find it! Sometimes he feels like Sherlock Holmes!
Spanish Director Claudio Fragasso is also responsible for stuff like "Troll 2," "Zombi 3," "Zombie 4: After Death," and "La Casa 5," and is so proud of his work, that he is often credited as Clyde Anderson or Drake Floyd!
Alice's girlfriend in this film is Victoria Vera, a spectacular woman who just last month posed in the 35th anniversary issue of Interviú magazine at the age of 55! Victoria created quite a stir in 1974 when she appeared on stage naked in the play "Why Do You Run, Ulysses?" which was quite scandalous at the time, and the premiere was marred with the boot from the opposition!
"Monster Dog" is a perfect example of why our tastes in film pretty much comes to a screaming halt in the 60's or 70's, but I'm sure it's a lot of freak's favourite film, and if you really want to see it, then head on over to The Web Of Mystery and see if you can rip a copy out of their bony old decrepit dying hands!