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Film: The Monster Squad

"Wolfman's got nards!"
Fat Kid Horace

The Monster Squad is a 1987 film directed by Fred Dekker and written by Shane Black. The film follows the exploits of a group of genre-savvy kids who seek to stop Dracula — and a host of other infamous monsters — from finding a mystical amulet and bringing about The End of the World as We Know It.

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 Blu-ray release two years later). The makeup and special effects work on this film is a lesser-known effort of the late Stan Winston (who is better known for the frighteningly realistic puppets from classics as the Terminator and Jurassic Park films).

Not to be confused with the Saturday morning TV show.

Tropes found in this film include:


"And yes, Wolfman still has nards."
~ Fred Dekker, from the DVD insert
Monster BrawlVampire FictionMr. Vampire
Miami ConnectionFilms of the 1980sMoonstruck
MondoImageSource/Live-Action FilmsMonster Mash

alternative title(s): The Monster Squad
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