Review: Joan Collins & Donald Pleasance In THE MONSTER (I DON'T WANT TO BE BORN) - Movies In Focus
This bizarre 1975 British B-movie horror film stars Joan Collins and Donald Pleasance. Obviously made to cash in on the success of The Omen, The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby, the film tells the tale of a retired stripper who after marrying a rich Italian has a child who has been possessed by the devil (maybe). Oh, I forgot to mention the bit about the spurned demented devilish dwarf who cursed Collins’ character and who possibly is responsible for the events that unfold. The Monster takes place in London, we know that it’s London because every three minutes we see a red double-decker bus, a red post box or a bobby on the beat. Now, in all honesty, I have to admit that I went into The Monster with very low expectations (although I was hoping that it would be fun). Joan Collins is not my idea of a great actress (is she anybodies?). In fact to tell you the truth; I can’t stand her. Don’t ask me why- maybe it’s Dynasty, maybe it’s the way that she comes across in interviews, whatever the reason I don’t like her and that’s my personal opinion. This film really doesn’t make me want [...]