History Film / TheMonsterSquad

7th Feb '16 7:14:52 PM Prfnoff
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'''''The Monster Squad''''' is a 1987 film directed by Fred Dekker and written by Dekker and Creator/ShaneBlack. The film follows the exploits of a group of [[GenreSavvy genre-savvy]] kids who seek to stop {{Dracula}} -- and a host of other infamous monsters -- from finding a mystical amulet and bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.

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'''''The ''The Monster Squad''''' Squad'' is a 1987 film directed by Fred Dekker and written by Dekker and Creator/ShaneBlack. The film follows the exploits of a group of [[GenreSavvy genre-savvy]] kids who seek to stop {{Dracula}} -- and a host of other infamous monsters -- from finding a mystical amulet and bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
25th Jan '16 7:57:45 PM TitoMosquito
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Dracula slowly walks up to 6year old Phoebe and caresses her cheek before grabbing her.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Dracula slowly walks up to 6year old 6-year-old Phoebe and caresses her cheek before grabbing her.



* MatchCut: Rudy's first spit take, then a rock thrown in the pond.

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* MatchCut: MatchCut:
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Rudy's first spit take, then a rock thrown in the pond.pond.
** The Wolfman grabs the ambulance driver, then we have a woman screaming (which turns out to be a movie Sean wanted to see).
23rd Jan '16 4:54:18 PM Dravencour
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* KickTheDog[=/=]PrecisionFStrike: "Give me the amulet, you bitch!"
7th Jan '16 11:50:02 PM drbreakfast
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* GenreThrowback: to the Franchise/UniversalHorror Cross Over films of the '40s such as ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'', which brought pre-existing monsters together onscreen for [[ExcusePlot little reason]] other than it [[RuleOfCool being cool]]. ''The Monster Squad'' ups the ante by having ''five'' recognizable monsters rather than the usual two or three, but otherwise is very much in the spirit of the classic films.

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* GenreThrowback: to the Franchise/UniversalHorror Cross Over CrossOver films of the '40s such as ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'', which brought pre-existing monsters together onscreen for [[ExcusePlot little reason]] other than it [[RuleOfCool being cool]]. ''The Monster Squad'' ups the ante by having ''five'' recognizable monsters rather than the usual two or three, but otherwise is very much in the spirit of the classic films.
7th Jan '16 11:49:16 PM drbreakfast
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* GenreThrowback: to the Franchise/UniversalHorror Cross Over films of the '40s such as ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'', which brought pre-existing monsters together onscreen for [[ExcusePlot little reason]] other than it [[RuleOfCool being cool]]. ''The Monster Squad'' ups the ante by having ''five'' recognizable monsters rather than the usual two or three, but otherwise is very much in the spirit of the classic films.
5th Jan '16 4:50:05 AM Heckfire
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*** It's also implied a couple of times that befriending Horace was mainly to ingratiate him to Horace's friends and get him into the Monster Squad treehouse...which is the perfect vantage point for snapping pictures of Patrick's sister changing in her bedroom.
5th Jan '16 4:41:08 AM Heckfire
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** Dracula also uses a silver skull on top of his cane.
5th Jan '16 4:39:34 AM Heckfire
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* BetterThanItSoundsFilm: A bunch of foul-mouthed pre-teens hang out with Frankenstein's Monster, fight an old European man and his creepy friends, and discover the Wolfman does, in fact, have nards.

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* BetterThanItSoundsFilm: A bunch of foul-mouthed pre-teens hang out with Frankenstein's Monster, fight an old European man the Lord of the Undead and his creepy friends, and discover the Wolfman does, in fact, have nards.
5th Jan '16 4:38:23 AM Heckfire
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* [[AllMenArePerverts All Boys Are Perverts]]: When not discussing monsters, most of the time spent in the treehouse is spent trying (in vain) to snap a picture of the Girl Next Door undressing.
** Only Rudy (and by accident, Franky) takes the pictures, since the boys aren't old enough to have those kind of feelings yet (They don't ''really'' understand what a virgin is), and one of them is said girl's ''brother''!

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* [[AllMenArePerverts All Boys Are Perverts]]: When not discussing monsters, Subverted by most of the time spent in the treehouse is spent trying (in vain) to snap a picture of the Girl Next Door undressing.
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Squad, including Franky. Only Rudy (and by accident, Franky) takes the pictures, pictures of the GirlNextDoor, since the boys aren't old enough to have those kind of feelings yet (They don't ''really'' understand what a virgin is), and one of them is said girl's ''brother''!
5th Oct '15 1:22:39 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Dracula's tendency to lead any MonsterMash continues here.
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