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The Monster Squad

A 1987 action-comedy about a group of misfit kids who must battle monsters.

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A Quick Tip by Count_Orlok_22

  • Dec 6, 2010
For some reason, the combination of vampires and teenagers was very popular amongst movie-goers in the '80s and this is a perfect example of why. Here you have a group of kids who having formed a monster club are the only ones with the knowledge to face off against Dracula, the Wolfman, Gillman, and the Mummy. Frankenstein's Creature is along for the ride, though he becomes an ally for the kids as they must battle it out with the monsters in order to save the world from falling into darkness. The film flopped both critically and commercially when it was released but has since become a cult classic. Think of it as a cross between House of Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, and The Goonies.
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December 16, 2010
This is a great film.
December 16, 2010
It is. I re-watched it recently as part of an '80s vampire film marathon and was surprised at how well it stood up.
 
December 07, 2010
good tip! review?
December 07, 2010
I don't know. I actually thought about reviewing this back on Amazon, but I've read some pretty outstanding reviews since (including Sheila's one here on Lunch).
 
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review by . April 08, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
This is a great scary movie for kids and adults alike...  This little-known GEM of a film & one of my favorites with mostly a cast of unknowns. Stephen Macht (Graveyard Shift& many other stephen King films) & Jason Hervey (older brother, Wayne on Wonder Years) are familiar faces. A great kids frightfest that has the Creature From The Black Lagoon, Mummy, Wolfman, Frankenstein & a really hot & sexy Dracula with his female coven! A passel of oddball kids fight the dark forces of evil in …
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Director: Fred Dekker
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: August 14, 1987
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Shane Black, Fred Dekker
Runtime: 82 minutes
Studio: Vestron Video
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