The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy


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A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.


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19 May 2003 | ivony
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| Really enjoyable...and definitely 80's!
Having grown up a child of the 80's crazes, I happen to love just about anything 80's...even if for no other reason than to now poke fun at it. Monster Squad is no different. I absolutely LOVED this movie when it came out and watched it over and over again. A few years back I decided to watch it again and, well, I still loved it. Ok, so it was a lot cheesier than I remembered, but it's still great fun.

Monster Squad has some great dialogue and really entertaining scenes. Plus, you've got all the classic monsters which truly make this film worth watching.

I highly recommend anyone who has a love for anything 80's, or just like fun, simple movies to check this out. It really is worth it!

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Trivia

Despite multiple references from characters about the 40s, the original Universal monster films all came out in the 1930s. Browning's Dracula was early 1931, Whale's Frankenstein was late 1931, Freund's Mummy was 1932, and Walker's original werewolf film (Werewolf of London) was 1935. Admittedly though, the 1941 The Wolf Man with Lon Chaney Jr is the more popular version. Arnold's Creature from the Black Lagoon was much later, released in 1954. Truly, the only real 1940s monster referenced in the film is done so in passing: the teacher "Cat Head" is a clear reference to the 1942 Cat People.


Quotes

Sean: Don't kick the church, it's religious!
Rudy: Locked is what it is!
Sean: Alright then, we'll just have to do it out here.
Horace: Oh REAL religious, Sean, why don't we just do it at Burger King?


Goofs

In the scene where Del Crenshaw and his partner are speeding to Del's home in the police car and they approach Dracula's car, dialog is heard from his partner but the lips don't appear to be moving.


Alternate Versions

The TV print shown on TNT contains roughly four minutes of additional deleted scenes not included on the DVD release, including:

  • 1. In the opening scene, immediately following the opening title, one of Van Helsing's men fights off one of the vampire women and accidentally pulls the stake out of Dracula's chest, resurrecting the Count.
  • 2. An extended "comedy routine" scene between the two pilots flying Dracula and Frankenstein's coffins in the World War 2 bomber plane.
  • 3. A scene between Phoebe and her mother in the kitchen. The mother tells Phoebe to go watch her favorite TV show, but Phoebe says her PTA won't let her on the grounds it contains "too much sex," which leads the mother to retort under her breath, "We could use a little sex in this house."
  • 4. An extended scene where the boys are discussing whether or not they know what a virgin is, leading to them asking Rudy if he knows any.
  • 5. When the boys and Frankenstein go to the mansion to retrieve the amulet, there is an additional scene showing them approaching the house where Horace expresses his fear.
  • 6. A scene of Rudy putting his arm around Patrick's sister (to her disgust) as they observe the carnage following the movie's finale.


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Rock Until You Drop
Performed by
Michael Sembello
Written by Michael Sembello, Richard 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

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Action | Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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