We continue our look at movies from 1987 – I swear I’ll move on to something else eventually – with another one of my favorite flicks as a kid. This one, though, is a little better than the last two. It’s THE MONSTER SQUAD!
I used to rent this movie over and over as a kid, though I admit it’s been a while since I’ve seen it. The film follows a group of young monster fanatics who have to save their town from an attack by the combined efforts of the old Universal monsters, reimagined by a team of special effects artists including legend Stan Winston (according to Wikipedia).
For anyone who grew up with this movie as a kid, the quote from the movie that sticks out is Horace’s “Whoa, Wolfman’s got nards!” after he doubled the monster over in pain from a shot to the crotch.
The movie was written by Shane Black (The Lethal Weapon series, Last Action Hero) and Fred Dekker, and directed by Dekker. It wasn’t exactly a hit, making less than $4 million in theaters off a $12 million budget, but it’s one of those movies that I think had a bigger following once it hit the home video market. Maybe because the movie was released at the end of August instead of October…
Regardless, The Monster Squad was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I can’t believe it’s been 30 years since its release.
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