I just had to, HAD TO, post this movie again for the final day of my month long horror movie post. This…this movie is the seminal childhood movie that I look back and think, “yeah, I am a movie watcher now”. It is this movie and The Goonies which will be my favorite childhood movies ever. Undisputed classics, but for Halloween, I felt I needed to bring this movie up again. It is one of my favorite movies and it includes all the classic Universal Monsters in their glory.
This movie has it all, teen adventure, comedy, horror, vampires, mummies, werewolves, nard kicking, silver bullets, chubby fat kid that ends up being bad ass, action, frankenstein, creatures from some sort of lagoon and even montages!
If you have never seen this movie, I don’t want anything to do with you. If you are a lady and haven’t seen it, well that’s ok i guess, but see this movie now.
Below is an excerpt from my original post and a link to the whole enchilada. Happy Halloween!
There were three movies from the 80′s that made me who I am today. First was The Wizard and the fact that I like to game, also it helped that I am a boy and video games are ingrained in my DNA coding. Second, The Goonies was more or less a pivotal coming of age story to me. A band of misfit kids going on an adventure, getting shot at, discovering a lost pirate ship, all without the supervision of adults. The last movie did more than define me a man, it prepared me for life. A life in which vampires, mummies, creature from some sort of Black Lagoon, and Werewolves were real and can be defeated. No longer did I need to fear these obviously fictitious creatures, but rather I use this as a holy bible to defeat mythological creatures. Also it taught me the word “nards” to mean balls. I really wish people would use “nards” again. The Monster Squad takes me back, like a young college student looking back on their posted Facebook pictures from some drunken night, I look back on this movie with great fondness and befuddlement. Seriously, where the fuck were all the parents in every single one of these kid movies. Kidding me that they can battle the undead and monsters without mom or dad asking questions. The 80s were a weird time.
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