How to Make a Monster

How to Make a Monster

Robert H. Harris
Director: Herbert L. Strock Cast: Robert H. Harris
Robert H. Harris
, Gary Conway
Gary Conway
, Paul Brinegar
Paul Brinegar
Herbert L. Strock

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Like many American International films of its era, How to Make a Monster was sold to distributors on the basis of its title alone: only after theatrical play dates had been established did anyone get around to writing a script! Robert H. Harris plays Pete Drummond, who according to the script has been chief makeup man at American-International for 25 years, or approximately 20 years before the studio was actually established. When the studio is sold, Pete is brusquely informed that neither he nor his monster creations -- notably the Teenage Werewolf and Teenage Frankenstein -- will be required any longer, inasmuch as American International is going to concentrate on musicals from now on. Angered and humiliated, Pete takes revenge on the callous studio heads by hypnotizing a couple of actors (Gary Clarke and Gary Conway) into believing that they're genuine monsters. Under Pete's control, the two thespians begin committing murders left and right, wreaking havoc throughout the American International lot.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2020
UPC: 0826663205398
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:13:00
Sales rank: 23,473

Special Features

New 2 skan of a fine-grain film element; New Audio Commentary with Author/Screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner and film historian David DelValle; New Audio Commentary with author/film historian Tom Weaver with dramatic readings; New "How to Make a Monster Movie Maker: Herman Cohen at AIP" - A career retrospective featuring interviews with filmmaker Ted Newsom, Film Historian C. Courtney Joyner; "The Ghastly Ghouls: Q & A with actors Gary Clarke and Gary Conway at Monster Bash 2017"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert H. Harris Pete Drummond
Gary Conway Tony Mantell
Paul Brinegar Rivero
Gary Clarke Larry Drake
Malcolm Atterbury Richards
Dennis Cross Monahan
Heather Ames Arlen Dow
Morris Ankrum Capt. Hancock
John Ashley Guest Star
Joan Chandler Marilyn
Rod Dana Lab Technician
Thomas Brown Henry Martin Brace
Eddie Marr John Nixon
Paul Maxwell Jeff Clayton
Paulene Myers Millie the Maid
John Phillips Detective Jones
Walter Reed Detective Thompson
Robert Shayne Gary Droz

Technical Credits
Herbert L. Strock Director
Samuel Z. Arkoff Producer
Herman Cohen Screenwriter
Paul Dunlap Score Composer
Maury Gertsman Cinematographer
Aben Kandel Screenwriter
Kenneth Langtry Screenwriter
James H. Nicholson Producer
Skip Redwine Songwriter
Oscar Rodriguez Costumes/Costume Designer
Jerry Young Editor

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