Episode 263: Monster in the Closet (1987)


Another week, another obscure "Troma Presents" movie picked by Matt - this time, it's the inextricable MONSTER IN THE CLOSET (1986)! We couldn't get enough of young Paul Walker during TAMMY & THE T-REX, so we took a deeper dive with this one, in which a rubber suit monster with no backstory falls in love with K-Mart Clark Kent and dies trying to find a closet in which to consummate its desires. Think we're joking? Listen and find out!

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Quote of the Episode:

"It's MadTV" - Brian

More Troma Classics

Somewhere, someone greenlit a movie about an alien that shoots lasers at people at all hours of the day, but for some reason gave it the name NIGHTBEAST (1982). It is neither an actual beast, nor does it only attack at night, plus there's a random subplot of a murderous biker (on top of the scientist cardboard cutouts trying to stop the titular creature). This movie is a mess, so you get one guess as to which of your hosts chose it...

If you were wondering whether we're tired of meta horror yet, here's your answer: nope! Matt chose a real banger this week, the alien-frog-with-laser-eyes romp THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE (1992). There are punks, bros, hot ladies, skinny-dipping, a ridiculous monster with even more ridiculous weaknesses, and even a boom mic getaway. This one is a cult classic for a reason, and it's save to say it checks all of the HMN boxes!

We are joined this week by Podcast Brother Brian Kelly as we discuss Troma's attempt at an urban giant killer bug movie. The film has the look and feel of a film shot on a weekend but if you love seeing guys acting with an immobile bug puppet than have we got good news for you. We discuss 1997's BUGGED on this week's HORROR MOVIE NIGHT!