The Monster Squad
The Monster Squad (1987)

A quintet of classic movie monsters invades a small town looking for a lost amulet that will help them rule the world. A bunch of kids decide to fight back by forming the "Monster Squad."

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 14, 1987
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

Dekker plays around imaginatively with the genre while delivering several nice touches.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I never tire of celebrating its nuances and exciting storytelling.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

classic 80s

Vincent Canby
New York Times

A silly attempt to crossbreed an Our Gang comedy with a classic horror film, which usually means that both genres have reached the end of the line.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Goofy monster mash with a touch of negative 'tude.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

For a movie so aesthetically on the ball, it's a shame the screenplay is not the least bit industrious.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

The movie plays like it was written with a power tool.

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TV Guide

Neither scary nor particularly funny.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It can be a bit scary for the youngest of viewers, but it's a fun ride nonetheless, for new and old fans alike.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Bunch of savvy kids that have their own secret club, a neat treehouse base and end up on a spooky adventure trying to stop supernatural could say… More
Michael Edwards
Prior to the 1980s the classical Universal monsters hadn't appeared in any color films or all together in one film for over 40 years, so when they did a… More
Alex roy
Fred Dekker who previously directed Night of the Creeps delivers yet another slap of original horror with The Monster Squad. Dekker crafts a fun, and… More
Conner Rainwater
This is a pure 80s premise and practically every monster loverā??s wet dream when they were 12 years old. It takes all the classic Universal properties and… More
Alice Shen
Silly-fun kiddie adventure that I don't remember much of. The little girl reciting German at the end was impressive.
Martin Bishop
I'm not sure how I went 20 years without seeing this one. I only thought to watch it now because I just found out it was (co-)written by Shane Black… More