Friday, April 13, 2012

A Salute to The Monster Squad at 25

"Wolfman's got nards!"

If you're a true lover of great genre movies of the 1980s - and hey, who isn't - then you will fondly remember the line above. It's from one of the coolest movies of 1987: The Monster Squad.

Deftly written by Shane (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) Black and lovingly directed by Fred Dekker, The Monster Squad turns 25 this year.

Much more fun than The Goonies, at least in my opinion, The Monster Squad's group of misfit kids were lead by the underrated Andre Gower, and took on half the Universal's Monster army of undead things, including the likes of Dracula (well acted by Duncan Regehr), the Mummy and the Gill Man (subbing for the more well known Creature From the Black Lagoon).

PopMatters has a nice write up of the movie.

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