Monster Squad

Monster Squad

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Director: Fred Dekker

Cast: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht

     
 

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A group of adolescent monster movie enthusiasts form a club that meets in a treehouse in this pre-teen horror feature. When Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein, and The Wolfman are joined by Gill-Man in the search for a magic amulet, the boys form the Monster Squad to battle the forces of evil. The boys get unexpected help from Frankenstein when the monster grows tired… See more details below

Overview

A group of adolescent monster movie enthusiasts form a club that meets in a treehouse in this pre-teen horror feature. When Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein, and The Wolfman are joined by Gill-Man in the search for a magic amulet, the boys form the Monster Squad to battle the forces of evil. The boys get unexpected help from Frankenstein when the monster grows tired of being continually bossed around by Dracula.

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The horror comedy is usually a contradiction in terms but The Monster Squad is a rare successful example of the format. The secret of its success is Shane Black and Fred Dekker's script, which blends homage and lampoon in a way that sees humor in the horror genre without ever disrespecting it. Dekker carries that approach over to his work as the film's director, giving the film a light-hearted 'pop' feel during the segments dealing with the young heroes but creating a convincingly spooky atmosphere for the monster sequences. His work in both areas is aided tremendously by slick cinematography from Bradford May and a rousing orchestral score from Bruce Broughton that hits all the right emotional notes. It's also worth noting that Dekker maintains a tight pace throughout and weaves in some unexpectedly affecting moments of pathos between the scares and laughs. Finally, it's the acting that completes the film's crowd-pleaser appeal: everyone acquits themselves well but the real scene-stealers are Duncan Regehr's regal yet nasty turn as Dracula, Tom Noonan's appealingly childlike take on Frankenstein and Leonardo Cimino's subtle and dignified work as Scary German Guy, the one adult who immediately understands what the kids are up against. In short, The Monster Squad is a smart, fast-paced delight that horror fans of all ages can enjoy and appealing enough to cross over to viewers who aren't genre fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/19/2013
UPC:
0887090053709
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:22:00
Sales rank:
3,088

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andre Gower Sean
Robby Kiger Patrick
Stephen Macht Del, Sean's Father
Duncan Regehr Count Dracula
Tom Noonan Frankenstein
Brent Chalem Horace
Ryan Lambert Rudy
Ashley Bank Phoebe, Sean's Sister
Michael Faustino Eugene
Mary Ellen Trainor Emily
Joan-Carroll Baron Pantry Girl
Penny Perry Davis Actor
Marianne de Camp Mrs. Carlsen,Cat head
Jonathan Gries Desperate Man
Charly Morgan Vampire Bride with Possom
Dianne Reeves Actor
Gwil Richards Mr. Metzger
David Wedel Army General
Tom Woodruff Gill-Man
Mary Albee Pantry Girl
Daryl Anderson Co-Pilot
Paul Barringer Squad Room Cop
Ernie Brown Night Watchman
Adam Carl Derek
Leo Cimino Scary German Guy
Phil Culotta Driver of Coroner Van
Sonia Curtis Peasant Girl
Lisa Fuller Patrick's Sister
Jason Hervey E.J.
Bryan Kestner Rookie Cop
Julius Le Flore Squad Room Cop
Robert Lesser Eugene's Dad
Diana Lewis TV Anchorwoman
Michael Reid Mackay Mummy
Denver Mattson Beefy Cop
Julie Merrill Pantry Girl/Vampire
David Proval Pilot
Gary Rebstock TV Anchorman
Riad Girl in Ground Hog Day
Stan Shaw Detective Sapir
Jim Stephen Squad Room Cop
Carl Thibault Wolfman
Jack Gwyllim Van Helsing

Technical Credits
Fred Dekker Director,Screenwriter
Keith Barish Executive Producer
Shane Black Screenwriter
Albert Brenner Production Designer
Bruce Broughton Score Composer
Richard S. Church Sound/Sound Designer
Rob Cohen Executive Producer
Philip C. Cory Special Effects
Katalin Elek Makeup
Harold L. Fuhrman Set Decoration/Design
David M. Haber Art Director
Roland Hill Set Decoration/Design
Michael W. Hoffman Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Hyams Executive Producer
Aggie Lyon Costumes/Costume Designer
Neil Machlis Co-producer
Bradford May Cinematographer
James Mitchell Editor
William R. Perry Stunts
Penny Perry Casting
Richard Luke Rothschild Asst. Director
Stan Winston Special Effects
Jonathan A. Zimbert Producer
Papp Zoltan Makeup

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Monster Squad
1. Chapter 1 [:12]
2. Chapter 2 [8:59]
3. Chapter 3 [8:13]
4. Chapter 4 [13:01]
5. Chapter 5 [12:53]
6. Chapter 6 [5:05]
7. Chapter 7 [10:46]
8. Chapter 8 [9:44]

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