History Film / TheMonsterSquad

15th Jun '18 7:10:50 PM DezzMarie95
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* ShipTease: Rudy Halloran and Lisa Rhoades (Patrick's older sister), as he's seen putting his arm around her just before the end credits roll.
15th Jun '18 5:26:33 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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The film was an out-of-print classic for a long time, but was given a new spiffy DVD release in time for its twentieth anniversary (with a UsefulNotes/BluRay release two years later). The makeup and special effects work on this film is a lesser-known effort of the late Creator/StanWinston (who is better known for the frighteningly realistic puppets from classics as the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' and ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' films).

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The film was an out-of-print classic for a long time, but was given a new spiffy DVD release in time for its twentieth anniversary (with a UsefulNotes/BluRay release two years later). The makeup and special effects work on this film is a lesser-known effort of the late Creator/StanWinston (who is better known for the frighteningly realistic puppets from classics such as the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' and ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' films).
9th Jun '18 3:32:25 PM TitoMosquito
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'''Sean:''' Goddamn it, will you ''[[BigShutUp SHUT UP]]?!'' [[NotListeningToMeAreYou Didn't you hear a word I said?!]]

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'''Sean:''' [[MoodWhiplash Goddamn it, will you you]] ''[[BigShutUp SHUT UP]]?!'' UP?!]]'' [[NotListeningToMeAreYou Didn't you hear a word I said?!]]



* FreezeFrameBonus: The shot of the picture frame with a photo of the Sean's family has a crack on the glass.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: The shot of the picture frame with a photo of the Sean's family has a crack on the glass. Implying that the wife smashed it in anger at her husband. Moments before, she was shown packing up.



* ScreamingWarrior: The Wolfman begs to be locked up so he can't hurt anyone while in his wolf form. When the cops don't take him seriously, he gets violent and continues screaming that they do something about him before he transforms.
-->'''Wolfman''': '''''LOCK ME UUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!'''''

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* ScreamingWarrior: The Wolfman begs to be locked up in a cage so he can't hurt anyone while in his wolf form. When the cops don't take him seriously, seriously and instead try to arrest him, he gets violent and continues screaming that they do something about him before he transforms.
-->'''Wolfman''': ''(shoots at the ceiling)'' '''''LOCK ME UUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!'''''



* TragicMonster: The Wolfman and Frankenstein are somewhat more sympathetic than the other monsters. Also the Vampire Girls, who, earlier in the film were terrified human girls locked up by Dracula.

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* TragicMonster: The Wolfman and Frankenstein are somewhat more sympathetic than the other monsters. Also the Vampire Girls, who, earlier in the film were terrified human girls locked up by Dracula. And presumably the Vampire Girl in the prologue.
13th May '18 8:56:10 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Horace's friends and bullies call him "Fat Kid".

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Horace's friends and bullies call him "Fat Kid". Scary German Guy also seems quite fine with being called "Scary German Guy".
5th Nov '17 9:18:14 PM DragonQuestZ
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* SilverBullet: "Only one way to kill a werewolf."



* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Dracula to Phoebe. "Give me the amulet, you BITCH!"
9th Oct '17 3:34:37 AM TitoMosquito
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Rudy, Patrick and his sister were waiting for Shawn, Fat Kid, and Eugene at the drive-in, already 10pm. Patrick's sister mockingly thinks that "maybe the monsters got them".
-->'''Rudy:''' Na na na na na!

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Rudy, Patrick and his sister were waiting for Shawn, Sean, Fat Kid, and Eugene at the drive-in, already 10pm. Patrick's sister mockingly thinks that "maybe the monsters got them".
-->'''Rudy:''' Na na na na na!Neh neh neh neh neh!


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* RevealShot: The Wolfman walks through a swamp, and quickly looks to his right to find Dracula and the Mummy standing by him.
6th Oct '17 12:51:40 AM CaptainTedium
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* {{Fanservice}}: The girl in the window, who turns out to be Patrick's sister.

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* {{Fanservice}}: The Some is provided by the girl in the window, window being shown undressing, who turns out to be Patrick's sister.



* ScreamingWarrior: "'''''LOCK ME UUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!'''''"

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* ScreamingWarrior: "'''''LOCK The Wolfman begs to be locked up so he can't hurt anyone while in his wolf form. When the cops don't take him seriously, he gets violent and continues screaming that they do something about him before he transforms.
-->'''Wolfman''': '''''LOCK
ME UUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!'''''"UUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!'''''
6th Oct '17 12:49:19 AM CaptainTedium
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* BodyHorror: Wolfman [[spoiler: after he's blown apart by dynamite.]] He is still ''[[NightmareFuel awake and aware,]]'' though he eventually [[PullingThemselvesTogether pulls himself together...]] there's [[SilverBullet only one way to kill a werewolf after all]].

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* BodyHorror: Wolfman [[spoiler: after he's blown apart by dynamite.]] He is still ''[[NightmareFuel awake ''awake and aware,]]'' aware,'' though he eventually [[PullingThemselvesTogether pulls himself together...]] there's [[SilverBullet only one way to kill a werewolf after all]].



* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Touched upon when the kids point out that Scary German Guy knows a lot about monsters. After he agrees that he does and the kids leave, the camera focuses on a tattoo on his arm, which is similar to the kind that the Nazis administered to Jewish prisoners during World War II.



* NothingCanStopUsNow

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* NothingCanStopUsNowNothingCanStopUsNow: Dracula at one point prematurely boasts that he and his forces can't be bested.



* OurMonstersAreDifferent



* PowerFloats

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* PowerFloatsPowerFloats: Dracula doesn't need to turn into a bat to fly.



* SdrawkcabName: And it's {{Alucard}}, natch.

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* SdrawkcabName: And it's {{Alucard}}, natch.Sean sees the name Alucard on a contacts list at his home and figures out that it must be an alias being used by Dracula.



* SuperStrength: The titular Monsters (save for the {{Mummy}}). Each one of them gets a scene where they demonstrate it. Curiously, it seems to be the [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Gillman's]] only power (aside from his NightmareFace), as he [[spoiler: gets gunned down pretty easily]].

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* SuperStrength: The titular Monsters (save for the {{Mummy}}). Each one of them gets a scene where they demonstrate it.being immensely strong. Curiously, it seems to be the [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Gillman's]] only power (aside from his NightmareFace), as he [[spoiler: gets gunned down pretty easily]].



* TheUndead: DemBones, FrankensteinsMonster, the {{Mummy}}, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires.]]

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* TheUndead: The movie features quite a few undead monsters. DemBones, FrankensteinsMonster, the {{Mummy}}, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires.]]



* UnusualEuphemism: Did you know "dork" was a verb? Well, you do ''now!''

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* UnusualEuphemism: Did you know The word "dork" was is used to refer to the Wolfman's penis at one point. Later, Rudy uses it as a verb? Well, you do ''now!''verb when trying to ask Patrick's sister if she is a virgin.
6th Oct '17 12:39:18 AM CaptainTedium
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* ActionPrologue
* AdultFear: "I will have your son."

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* ActionPrologue
ActionPrologue: The film begins with a prologue of Van Helsing trying to stop Dracula and his minions.
* AdultFear: "I will have your Sean's dad is told by Dracula that he'll come after his son."



* ATeamMontage: "Rock Until You Drop"

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* ATeamMontage: There is a montage of the heroes using their skills to plan the assault on Dracula and his minions set to "Rock Until You Drop"



* BetterThanItSoundsFilm: A bunch of foul-mouthed pre-teens hang out with Frankenstein's Monster, fight the Lord of the Undead and his creepy friends, and discover the Wolfman does, in fact, have nards.



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: But he does get the consolation prize of best monster movie death ever: '''blown up with a stick of dynamite by''' ''[[Dracula.]]''

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: But he does get the consolation prize of best monster movie death ever: '''blown up with a stick of dynamite by''' ''[[Dracula.]]''''Dracula.''



* TheCavalry: Not the Army; they arrive too late. But [[spoiler:Van Helsing shows up just in time.]]

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* TheCavalry: Not the Army; they arrive too late. But [[spoiler:Van Helsing shows up just in time.time to drag Dracula to the other side.]]



* ClassicalMovieVampire: Dracula.

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* ClassicalMovieVampire: Dracula.Dracula follows a lot of his popular depictions, appearing as a suave man in black with neat hair and a stylish cape.



* CoolShades: Rudy

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* CoolShades: RudyRudy wears sunglasses.



* DramaticGunCock: "My name...is Horace!"
* TheDreaded: Rudy is this to the bullies at his school.

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* DramaticGunCock: "My Horace does a dramatic gun cock after killing the Gill-Man and while responding to the other kids again calling him "Fat Kid".
-->'''Horace''': My
name...is Horace!"
Horace!
* TheDreaded: Rudy is this to the bullies at his school. They panic just from the sight of him.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Scary German Guy.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Scary German Guy is only ever called Scary German Guy.



* GentleGiant: Frankenstein.

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* GentleGiant: Frankenstein.Frankenstein is shown to be more good-natured than the other monsters.



* GroinAttack: The kids have an argument about whether the Wolfman has anything "down there". A groin attack on the Wolfman later in the movie reveals the truth of the hypothesis.

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* GroinAttack: The kids have an argument about whether the Wolfman has anything "down there". A groin attack on kick to the Wolfman Wolfman's crotch later in the movie reveals the truth of the hypothesis.



* HeelFaceTurn: Frankenstein, again.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Frankenstein, again.Frankenstein ends up siding with the heroes after befriending Phoebe.



* KickTheDog[=/=]PrecisionFStrike: "Give me the amulet, you bitch!"

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* KickTheDog[=/=]PrecisionFStrike: Dracula is at his cruelest when he [[NeckLift grabs Phoebe by the neck]] and bellows "Give me the amulet, you bitch!"



* KillTheCutie: The peasant girl in the opening scene.
* LampshadeHanging: "How does that dog get up here anyway?"
* MagicPants: Wolfman has these so you don't see his "wolf dork"; they can also reassemble themselves.

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* KillTheCutie: The peasant girl in the opening scene.
scene gets killed.
* LampshadeHanging: "How Rudy at one point asks how the dog has managed to get in the treehouse.
-->'''Rudy''': How
does that dog get up here anyway?"
anyway?
* MagicPants: Wolfman has these pants that don't tear as he transforms so you don't see his "wolf dork"; they can also reassemble themselves.



* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Scary German Guy.
* MonsterMash
* [[TransformationSequence Monstrous Transformation]]: Occurs twice with the Wolfman. The second wolf-out happens inside a phone booth.

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* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Scary German Guy.
* MonsterMash
* [[TransformationSequence Monstrous Transformation]]: Occurs twice with
Guy turns out to be very cordial to the Wolfman. heroes and even helps them stop Dracula and the other monsters.
* MonsterMash:
The second wolf-out happens inside movie features Dracula, the Wolfman, a phone booth.mummy, Frankenstein's monster, and the Gill-Man. The ActionPrologue also features a zombie at one point.



* MyCard: The very last line of the movie. Also a TitleDrop and BrickJoke.

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* MyCard: The very last line of the movie.movie has Sean give a card of The Monster Squad to the army. Also a TitleDrop and BrickJoke.



* NonhumansLackAttributes: Averted and lampshaded.

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* NonhumansLackAttributes: Averted and lampshaded. At one point, two members of the Monster Club debate over whether or not the Wolfman has nards. It turns out he does when a GroinAttack works on him.



* PoliceAreUseless - at least until the Wolfman says Dracula will kill the cop's son.

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* PoliceAreUseless - PoliceAreUseless:
** The police do nothing to stop the monsters,
at least until the Wolfman says informs Sean's dad that Dracula will kill the cop's his son.



* ProductPlacement: Pepsi, Adidas, and Burger King.

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* ProductPlacement: Pepsi, Adidas, and Burger King.King are shown prominently in the film.



* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight

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* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNightThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: Eugene finds the mummy in his closet.



* TragicMonster: The Wolfman and Frankenstein. Also the Vampire Girls, who, earlier in the film were terrified human girls locked up by Dracula.

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* TragicMonster: The Wolfman and Frankenstein.Frankenstein are somewhat more sympathetic than the other monsters. Also the Vampire Girls, who, earlier in the film were terrified human girls locked up by Dracula.
* TransformationSequence: Occurs twice with the Wolfman. The second wolf-out happens inside a phone booth.



* WolfMan: Yep. He's in the movie.
** He also has [[spoiler: genitalia]].

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* WolfMan: Yep. He's in One of the movie.
** He also has [[spoiler: genitalia]].
monsters is a werewolf.
23rd Sep '17 9:16:51 PM bweb
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* TragicMonster: The Wolfman and Frankenstein.

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* TragicMonster: The Wolfman and Frankenstein. Also the Vampire Girls, who, earlier in the film were terrified human girls locked up by Dracula.
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