A 666-Character Review of ‘Monster Squad’
Dracula unites his monsters to take over the world with only a group of horror fan kids standing in his way. This was one of the movies I watched hundreds of times as a kid. It was so cool to see kids fighting against monsters and saving the world with horror movie trivia and an arsenal of weapons including wooden stakes, silver bullets, and garlic pizza. The Universal monsters are reimagined (to avoid copyright infringement) with impressive practical effects and transported to modern times, their traditional gothic horror contrasting with the bright colors and technology of the 80’s. Those who see this movie as an adult might find it too juvenile and cheesy with jarring homophobic jokes, but those who saw it as children see a campy, nostalgic horror comedy that put us in the role of the hero.