7.2/10
20,666
143 user 121 critic

The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 14 August 1987 (USA)
A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
4,536 ( 522)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sean (as André Gower)
Robby Kiger ...
...
Del
...
...
Brent Chalem ...
Ryan Lambert ...
...
Michael Faustino ...
...
...
...
Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
...
Lisa Fuller ...
...
Edit

Storyline

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 Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You know who to call when you have ghosts but who do you call when you have monsters? See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monster Busters  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,769,990 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The picture that Frankenstein's monster takes of Patrick's sister undressing in front of the window is actually of a blonde girl in a black shirt. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, the band of freedom fighters throw a bundle of dynamite under a wooden gate and we see the gate explode. There is a reverse shot of the explosion from the inside of the building, but it is clearly a different wooden gate that is being blown up. See more »

Quotes

Det. Del Crenshaw: [about the killer in the 12th Groundhog Day movie] I thought they killed him in the last one.
Sean: They did, he returns from the grave.
Det. Del Crenshaw: He always returns from the grave. If they blew him up, put his head in a blender and mailed the rest of him to Norway, he would still return from the grave!
Sean: That was part 7.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Edición Especial Coleccionista: Blu-ray: Depredador (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock Until You Drop
Performed by Michael Sembello
Written by Michael Sembello, Dick Rudolph, and Danny Sembello
Produced by Michael Sembello
Published by Gravity Raincoat, Dickiebird Music & Publishing, Unicity Music, Inc., and No Pain No Gain Music
Courtesy of A&M Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Great kids film
15 April 2002 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

This is a great and imaginative kids adventure film. Well acted, well written and the monsters look great. I'm sure that many parents would be conserned by the cursing in this film done by 12 year olds (most likely the reason this gem hasn't hit DVD yet) but I have never understood how some people think that cussing will destroy your kids brain and turn him into a drug addict. It's good wholesome fun for everyone.


26 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page