Trivia / The Monster Squad

  • Colbert Bump: While it wasn't completely unheard of beforehand, The Nostalgia Critic's review helped to bring this otherwise obscure film to the attention of millennials.
  • Blooper: If you have the DVD, and pause right at the moment Rudy showed Patrick's sister the photo of her undressing, it wasn't exactly it.
  • Enforced Method Acting: When Dracula threatens Phoebe after grabbing her by the throat, Phoebe's blood-curdling scream is Ashley Bank's genuine reaction to seeing his fangs and gleaming red eyes for the first time. Duncan Regehr refused to do a second take of the scene.
    Dracula: Give me the amulet, you bitch!
  • Follow the Leader: The film is a rather blatant attempt to cash in on the success of The Goonies.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: For the longest time, bootlegs were the only way to see the film, as many networks had long stopped showing the film and it was out of print on VHS. In 2006, the film was shown in several independent theaters across the US, which led to a campaign for a proper DVD release of the film. In 2007, a two-disc DVD was finally released in honor of the film's 20th anniversary; it features a brand new commentary by the film's director and several of the cast members, a five-part documentary on the film's creation and its eventual cult following, and - of course - a brand new remastered version of the film. And, to put icing on the cake, it only took two years after that for the Blu-Ray, which shows the film in extremely good HD and retains all the extras from the DVD, most of them in HD.