The Monster Club (1981)

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There’s something very disconcerting about the actor Donald Pleasence and even more so when he’s in a vicar’s dog collar and bowler hat. And well so there should be since he is head of the Bleeney Squad, a special police unit dedicated to wiping out the curse of vampirism in the second episode from 1981 portmanteau horror movie The Monster Club, now re-released as a sumptuous Blu-Ray disc by our friends at Network as part of their The British Film series.

The film opens with author Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes (played by Universal horror veteran John Carradine) admiring a bookshop window display of his own works, lurking in the shadows is Erasmus the vampire (Vincent Price), who in return for a drop of fresh blood introduces Chetwynd-Hayes to his exclusive members club.

Within the Monster Club, the author is introduced to the world of monster genealogy, watches a vampire movie, learns of the consequences of…

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