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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.

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Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
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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>

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


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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monster Busters  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,769,990 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Dracula lifts Phoebe up and she screams was done in one take. Duncan Regehr wouldn't wear his red contacts or fangs around the five year old Ashley Bank because it scared her too much. For the scene, director Fred Dekker just told Ashley to scream once the platform raised her. When she asked, "When?" Dekker told her, "Oh, you'll know," and proceeded to shoot. The terrified scream you hear when Dracula opens his eyes is Ashley's genuine scream of fright. See more »

Goofs

When Phoebe is pleading, "Don't go Frankenstein, don't go away!" as he is being sucked into the vortex, in one long shot her mouth is clearly not moving. See more »

Quotes

E.J.: Hey Fat Kid! Good job.
Horace: My name... is Horace!
[Cocks shotgun]
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Connections

Referenced in Meet Monica Velour (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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
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A great film...Not an Academy Award or anything though yet still a good film.
30 November 1999 | by (Broken Arrow, Ok) – See all my reviews

I saw this film a couple of years ago and it still remains to be one of my most favorite monster/comedy films of all time.

It has an easy to follow plot, people you can root for and some pretty good special effects. If your a real monster film buff, you'll enjoy some good trivia throughout.

A good score for all involved.

Out of 10..........9/10


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