Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the two kids struggle ... See full summary »
Dracula is alive. In fact, he plans to rule the world and that is why he seeks the help of other legendary monsters. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers uncover the devious plan and prepare for a counter strike. Written by
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There are at least two versions of Michael Sembello's end-credit song. In some versions, dating back to VHS release days, there is a lyric referring to "..the creature swimmin' in the pool". As of 2007, in the recent HD cable release, this is replaced simply by "..the Creature From The Black Lagoon". See more »
The squad goes in search of a virgin, although they are 12. Any one of them (or, if they really needed a girl, the 5 year old sister) could have just read the incantation themselves. It could, however, be a honest mistake on their part, with them not realizing it could've been Phoebe (the prologue with Van Helsing seems to lean towards the reader being a girl). See more »
[after ridding the mummy]
See ya later, Band-Aid Breath!
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The Monster Squad
Performed by The Monster Squad
Written and Produced by Dick Rudolph and Michael Sembello
Published by Dickiebird Music & Publishing, TECO/Barish Music, Gravity Raincoat, and Taft/Barish Music See more »
Imagine "The Goonies" without the budget but with all the heart. The Monster Squad is a pack of grade-schoolers with an ear to the rail on the evil doings of monsters. No, they haven't seen any monsters-- but that doesn't mean they don't exist.
You guessed right. Turns out there are monsters running around all over the place, and they are fixing to put the mortal screws to Portland, Oregon. Lucky for us there are a few heros, mostly fifth or sixth graders and a beagle pup, who will act instead of sitting around worrying about their marriages like some stupid adults we know.
The Monster Squad is one of these rare movies that treats kids, the problems they face, and their unique solutions to the same with grace, wit -- and solid respect. This superbly sweet and memorable movie deserves more than the 5.5 it got here at IMDB.
Great scene: Leonardo Cimino plays the film's Boo Radley, the strange recluse whom all the kids fear without knowing why. When Sean, the leader of the Monster Squad, is given a book that can illuminate why the monsters are reappearing, he has no choice but to seek the man's help. The book, it turns out, is in German. Not only does the scary man speak the language, and kindly help them get through the important passages in the book; it also happens that he knows what monsters are.
You might need to explain to your kids what the numbers tattooed on the scary mans forearm are.
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