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The Monster Squad (1987)

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

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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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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,769,990 (USA)
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According to the director Fred Dekker the film was cut by 13 minutes because some executives didn't want it to run more than 90 minutes. See more »

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When Frankenstein is holding on to Phoebe's fingers and than starts to get sucked into the vortex the long shot of him, you can see he is on a platform with wheels being pulled back. See more »

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[begging the cops to lock him up]
Wolfman: [fires two shots in the air] Lock me up!
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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
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Great monster movie for films buffs
28 December 1998 | by (Barry, Texas USA) – See all my reviews

The Monster Squad is a terrific re-telling of the House of Frankenstein, set in the late 80s. A group of young boys unearth an evil secret within the diary of vampire hunter, Dr. Abraham Van Helsing (Dutch, not German, but forgivable). Dracula has returned, and has re-animated Frankenstein's monster, and brought along a innocent, but tortured werewolf, the frightening, Creature of the Black Lagoon-esque Gill-Man, and a 2000-year old Mummy.

The SFX are spectacular, and the make-up and costuming are very well-made. This movie closely follows the the myths and folklore of popular monsters (only wooden stakes and garlic are effective on vampires; even dynamite cannot stop the silver-prone werewolf; etc.)

The acting is somewhat lacking, but this is a kid's Saturday night drive-in type movie. Only Duncan Regehr (syndicated TV's Zorro) as the truly and unrelentingly evil Dracula is worth mentioning. However, Tom Noonan as the kindly and gentle Frankenstein's monster is a great departure from the malevolence of his counterparts.

Highly recommended.


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