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(Twitter)   35 years ago, this movie told us the forces of darkness would arise to challenge the forces of light for control of all mankind   (twitter.com) divider line
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2022-08-15 9:26:53 PM  
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2022-08-16 8:00:23 AM  
Surprisingly dark door a kids movie
Also
Wolfman's got nards!
 
2022-08-16 8:26:42 AM  
Shane Black has said that of all his movies, he'd like to remake Monster Squad. I guess there was a lot of studio interference making it.
 
2022-08-16 8:28:40 AM  
I remember when my dad was going out to the video store, I asked him to rent this. He forgot the title but remembered it had a vampire in it. Ended up renting Lost Boys instead. That was interesting. Never actually got to see Monster Squad.
 
2022-08-16 8:44:04 AM  
I actually saw this in the theater.
 
2022-08-16 8:45:29 AM  

baka-san: Wolfman's got nards!


Came for this, was not disappointed
 
2022-08-16 8:46:45 AM  
35 years ago? Mortal Kombat is only 27 years old, Subs.
 
2022-08-16 8:59:06 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I remember when my dad was going out to the video store, I asked him to rent this. He forgot the title but remembered it had a vampire in it. Ended up renting Lost Boys instead. That was interesting. Never actually got to see Monster Squad.



I rewatched last year, It holds up fairly well, but better when as a kid 35 years ago.
 
2022-08-16 9:24:48 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I remember when my dad was going out to the video store, I asked him to rent this. He forgot the title but remembered it had a vampire in it. Ended up renting Lost Boys instead. That was interesting. Never actually got to see Monster Squad.


My aunt would get us tapes of movies since she worked at a video store.  I had Monster Squad and Lost Boys on one.  I think Inner Space was the third movie.
 
2022-08-16 9:35:02 AM  

baka-san: Surprisingly dark door a kids movie
Also
Wolfman's got nards!


I remember the reveal of Scary German Guy as a Holocaust survivor blowing my pre-teen mind at the time.

/grew up in a Jewish neighborhood
//lots of Holocaust Museum field trips
///I forgot
 
2022-08-16 9:52:27 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I remember when my dad was going out to the video store, I asked him to rent this. He forgot the title but remembered it had a vampire in it. Ended up renting Lost Boys instead. That was interesting. Never actually got to see Monster Squad.


When I was 8, it was one of my favorite movies, and I watched it many times. I rewatched it drunk with friends in college roughly 20 years ago (sheesh, I'm old) and still liked it, but for obvious reasons don't have a solid memory of the experience.
 
2022-08-16 9:59:48 AM  
One of the biggest disappointments in my young life was when I finally got this movie on VHS after having seen it in the theatrical release, and realizing, after utilizing the pause button and some patience, that the photo that Frankenstein's monster takes of the older sister, that they then use to blackmail her, isn't any big deal after all.

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I mean, I know now that they'd have never done anything as crazy as flashing a nude or semi-nude photo of 21-year-old Lisa Fuller playing the adolescent character known only as "Patrick's Sister." Back then, though, I had hopes. It was 1987. Porn wasn't as easy to find, and I didn't have time to scour the woods every day.
 
2022-08-16 10:10:45 AM  

blackminded: baka-san: Surprisingly dark door a kids movie
Also
Wolfman's got nards!

I remember the reveal of Scary German Guy as a Holocaust survivor blowing my pre-teen mind at the time.

/grew up in a Jewish neighborhood
//lots of Holocaust Museum field trips
///I forgot


You sure know a lot about monsters
I guess I go
 
2022-08-16 11:05:43 AM  
The movie that got Frankenstein's monster put on the sex offender registry.
 
2022-08-16 12:01:06 PM  

Michael J Faux: The movie that got Frankenstein's monster put on the sex offender registry.


Bogus
 
2022-08-16 12:26:07 PM  
Watch this movie every October and enjoy it every time.
 
2022-08-16 1:09:39 PM  
When you want Monster Squad, but your parents bring home the Mod Squad.

/has a sad
//finally saw Monster Squad on cable
///Mod squad sucked
 
2022-08-16 1:42:08 PM  
Not THIS "Monster Squad:"
MONSTER SQUAD (1976) Opening Theme & Closing Credits
Youtube QjNKsQ7HDXw

But about the movie, it is a missed opportunity. Dracula and the Monster are mostly OK, but the others basically do nothing and are wasted.  Not a single underwater shot of the Gill-man?  The Mummy being fragile?  The guy who becomes the Wolfman locked up for most of it?  Why did Dracula even need them?  Should have had some little purpose in the story.  And yes, I recognized this as a kid, but it becomes even more apparent now.
 
2022-08-16 2:53:17 PM  

Lodger: Not THIS "Monster Squad:"
[YouTube video: MONSTER SQUAD (1976) Opening Theme & Closing Credits]
But about the movie, it is a missed opportunity. Dracula and the Monster are mostly OK, but the others basically do nothing and are wasted.  Not a single underwater shot of the Gill-man?  The Mummy being fragile?  The guy who becomes the Wolfman locked up for most of it?  Why did Dracula even need them?  Should have had some little purpose in the story.  And yes, I recognized this as a kid, but it becomes even more apparent now.


But I think you're overlooking one important fact: Wolf man's got nards.
 
2022-08-16 2:59:43 PM  
I enjoyed this years ago, haven't watched it since. Fark headline reminds me of recently rereading an old splatter punk novel from almost the same time period and in it there was a list of the worst people in the world, and one of them was the Orange Moron. He was that obvious a wanker even then
 
2022-08-16 4:40:34 PM  

Boojum2k: I enjoyed this years ago, haven't watched it since. Fark headline reminds me of recently rereading an old splatter punk novel from almost the same time period and in it there was a list of the worst people in the world, and one of them was the Orange Moron. He was that obvious a wanker even then


He was always a POS. Tales from the days of Disco spoke of Donald at Studio 54 annoying the crap out of the other guests by trying to make deals with the power people who were there (people went there to unwind, not to do even more business you fat orange jackwagon!) and snort up free cocaine that guests bought for themselves & friends. A miracle that he never got bounced. I guess they let him stay because he was such a clownish caricature of an actual rich person that it amused the true elites there.
 
2022-08-16 4:45:04 PM  

Boojum2k: I enjoyed this years ago, haven't watched it since. Fark headline reminds me of recently rereading an old splatter punk novel from almost the same time period and in it there was a list of the worst people in the world, and one of them was the Orange Moron. He was that obvious a wanker even then


HBO used to pair screenings of this movie with "Joe Piscopo's Halloween Party" every October, since they both came out in 1987 and HBO owned the broadcast rights to both. Stopped watching the Piscopo part when I saw how much Joe turned out to be a Kevin Sorbo level MAGA moron.

/I don't think anyone's ever gonna commemorate any JPHP anniversaries.
 
2022-08-16 4:52:53 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Boojum2k: I enjoyed this years ago, haven't watched it since. Fark headline reminds me of recently rereading an old splatter punk novel from almost the same time period and in it there was a list of the worst people in the world, and one of them was the Orange Moron. He was that obvious a wanker even then

HBO used to pair screenings of this movie with "Joe Piscopo's Halloween Party" every October, since they both came out in 1987 and HBO owned the broadcast rights to both. Stopped watching the Piscopo part when I saw how much Joe turned out to be a Kevin Sorbo level MAGA moron.

/I don't think anyone's ever gonna commemorate any JPHP anniversaries.


Joe was funny back in the day but it doesn't surprise me he'd be that kind of edgelord. Sorbo is just dumb as far as I can tell. Piscopo is a jackass.
 
2022-08-16 6:38:48 PM  
The Monster Squad - Scary German Guy knows a lot about monsters
Youtube KS0DUdim1Ro

Definitely didn't catch this part as a kid.  Blew our minds as adults one October.  Quick and quiet and one of the greatest movie moments ever.
 
2022-08-16 6:57:51 PM  
my favorite part is the kid eugene just writing a note in crayon to the US army " there are monsters, please help" and then they actually show up at the end like who's eugene? where are the monsters? lol
 
2022-08-16 8:22:30 PM  
The movie handles the gravity of the kids killing the Gillman and wolf man. What it doesn't deal with is Rudy killing local teen girls turned vampires.

As an adult I noticed the newspaper clipping showing they were missing locals. He takes them out with no fanfare and weight like awarded to the death of wolf man or the fright and relief of Horace being a bad ass
 
2022-08-16 8:41:50 PM  

americanflannel: The movie handles the gravity of the kids killing the Gillman and wolf man. What it doesn't deal with is Rudy killing local teen girls turned vampires.

As an adult I noticed the newspaper clipping showing they were missing locals. He takes them out with no fanfare and weight like awarded to the death of wolf man or the fright and relief of Horace being a bad ass


I vividly remember that Shane Black said (this was a long while ago, like, a decade, but stuck in my brain) In a magazine that they were all girls he had either been friends with or had a crush on...

...Which sets up the ending sequel teaser by having Rudy leaving town in the middle of the night after taking the gun and silver bullets, his mother's crucifix, and silently walking as tears run down his face, while repeating "I'm coming Jenny... and I love you... but tonight..."

Sighs. Stops. Wipes tears. Checks rounds. Sharpens crucifix. Keeps walking.

Roll credits.

/IYDK: Rudy seem familiar? Dean Winchester was based on him (so says WoG).
 
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