The presence of Alice Cooper is probably the only reason someone might be interested at all in Monster Dog. While viewing it you soon realize the joke's been on you. I've certainly seen worse films than Monster Dog, but this movie could have been alot more fun than it actually is. Director Claudio Fragrasso certainly didn't dazzle most of us with Zombie 4 or his script for Zombie 3, and Monster Dog is yet another example of Claudio's shortcomings in the horror genre. Storywise, it's rather simple-Alice and his crew go to his father's mansion to shoot a rock video. Meanwhile, a pack of wild and muderous dogs is roaming the area. Also, Alice's father was lynched years ago for being a suspected werewolf, so naturally Alice's arrival leads the townfolk to feel he's a werewolf also, and is responsible for the wild dogs. Sounds decent enough, but something's really missing. I don't mind the shoestring budget or the bad acting, but something just doesn't work about it. Since the film's not suspenseful or very interesting, more gore could have saved the film I suppose. Cooper can't really carry the weight of the film himself, but that's not his fault as much as it is the script's. Cooper is one of the major reasons to watch the film however coz you keep asking yourself how the hell he got talked into it. Alice was probably in the lowest point in his career at this time(not in terms of his music, which was excellent, but in terms of his popularity in the US), but still very successful abroad, so the guy wasn't strapped for cash in any way. But sometimes celebrities take odd jobs in other countries for fun or an extra bit of money. Alice did tell me(yeah, I met Alice, how do ya like them apples?) that he was assured that this film wouldn't be seen in America, but only in a few small countries. He realizes himself that the film is bad and has a rather humorous attitude about the film. He also did two songs for the film which are actually quite good(probably the best thing about the movie), but never showed up on any album, but rather on his box set. Plus, his voice is dubbed! That's a distraction, but anyone who knows Italian productions knows that this happens quite a bit considering Italians never shot sound while shooting their films. At it's best, Monster Dog has a few chuckles a potentially good plot, and two cool tunes, which is more than you can say about Zombie 4.