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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  • Tom Noonan and Ashley Bank in The Monster Squad (1987)
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30 November 1999 | riddler_1138-3
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| A great film...Not an Academy Award or anything though yet still a good film.
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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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.


Quotes

Det. Del Crenshaw: I thought they killed him in the last one.
Sean: They did, he returns from the grave.
Det. Del Crenshaw: He always returns from the grave. If they blew him up, put his head in a blender and mailed the rest of him to Norway, he would still return from the grave!
Sean: That was ...


Goofs

When Frankenstein's monster 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.


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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The Monster Squad
Performed by The Monster Squad
Written and Produced by
Richard Rudolph and Michael Sembello
Published by Dickiebird Music & Publishing, TECO/Barish Music, Gravity Raincoat, and Taft/Barish Music

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Action | Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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