Dracula is alive. In fact, he plans to rule the world and that is why he seeks the help of other legendary monsters. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers uncover the devious plan and prepare for a counter strike. –IMDb
Writer/director Fred Dekker was born on April 9, 1959 in San Francisco, California. An avid comic book fan, monster movie buff and film nerd from an early age, Dekker was rejected by both USC and UCLA film schools. He wound up attending UCLA as an English major instead. His fellow UCLA classmates included future screenwriters Shane Black (who collaborated with Dekker on the script for “The Monster Squad”), Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson. One of Dekker’s early projects in Hollywood was a 3-D “Godzilla” picture that sadly never panned out. Fred’s first film credit was writing the story for the amusing horror comedy “House.” He made his promising debut as writer/director with the terrific “Night of the Creeps,” which paid affectionate homage to the blithely silly low-budget horror flicks he grew up loving as a kid. He followed this fine feature with the equally delightful tongue-in-cheek pastiche “The Monster Squad.” Alas, both movies received mixed reviews from the critics and flopped… read more
J.J. Abrams falló en otorgarle a Super 8 lo que a The Monster Squad le sobra, que es un cierto elemento de ingenuidad. Eso y que el elemento (melo)dramático en Squad está mejor dosificado. Comparaciones aparte, creo que el tema de los monstruos clásicos tienen un atractivo casi instantáneo, allí Fred Dekker y Shane Black la pegaron del techo. Aunque sea por motivos de nostalgia, esta va altamente recomendada.
As I continue my October Halloween Month to review nothing but horror movies and disturbing shit because I’m fucked up like that we enter the classic 1980s with the kids movie “The Monster Squad”… read review