Monster in the Closet is a 1986 horror comedy with a veteran cast, including Howard Duff and John Carradine, as well as The Black Eyed Peas' Stacy Ferguson and Paul Walker in early roles. The film was distributed by Troma Entertainment. In the GotchaMovies article "Final Destinations and Killer Condoms", Monster in the Closet was selected as the 8th greatest moment in teen slasher history.
After a series of murders in San Francisco that all take place inside closets, a reporter and his scientist friend decide to uncover the mystery and save California. The film contains many comical and subtle references to homosexuality. The title references the state of being a closeted gay, the creature's sudden smitteness and affection for the handsome leading man even though there is no other indication that the creature is female, and the film ends with it collapsing and dying while "marching on San Francisco."
- Donald Grant as Richard Clark
- Denise DuBarry as Professor Diane Bennett
- Paul Walker as "Professor" Bennett
- Stella Stevens as Margo
- Kevin Peter Hall as Monster
- Claude Akins as Sheriff Sam Ketchem
- Howard Duff as Father Finnegan
- Henry Gibson as Dr. Pennyworth
- Donald Moffat as General Franklin D. Turnbull
- Paul Dooley as Roy
- John Carradine as Old Joe Shempter
- Jesse White as Ben
- Frank Ashmore as Scoop
- Stacy Ferguson as Lucy