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"Wolfman's got nards!" indeed.

Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
edited August 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
I just finished watching "Monster Squad" for the first time in about 16 years, and felt the need to talk about it.

I was almost scared to watch it again, as I loved it so dearly as a kid, but more than a few movies I loved back then have proven to be, well, not so good now.

But anyway, having just seen it again, I have to say it holds up really well. I'd even go so far as to say I like it more than Goonies. The kids feel really real (I was totally Fat Kid, though I never got to kill the Creature from the Black Lagoon with a shotty, nor give the Wolfman the famous nard kick). Scary German Guy is really cool, and up until tonight I never got the bit with his tatoo. ("Boy, you really know a lot about monsters." "Now that you mention it, I suppose I do.") And Rudy was a total badass.

Anyone else still feel the love?

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I need to see this again.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Oh yes. Fantastic movie. Also, the kids go around calling people "fags" and whatnot, which I don't think they could get away with so easily now, not that that's what makes the movie good. It's pretty funny to see such an old 80s flick.

    Also, Rudy was from Kids Incorporated, no? Heh.

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    JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited August 2007
    I remember the first time I saw this I wasn't clear on what a 'virgin' was.

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I have never seen this, having been born in the year it came out.

    Should I remedy this?

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    BolthornBolthorn Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    jacobkosh wrote: »
    I remember the first time I saw this I wasn't clear on what a 'virgin' was.



    You?
    I got in trouble for quoting the movie to my older female cousin, "You're not a virgin are you?". In retrospect, it's really funny, but at the time I got in a ton of trouble.

    I'm glad to hear the movie has held up. I bought a copy last week but haven't got around to watching it yet. I too was afraid. Thanks for the reassurance.

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    quovadis13quovadis13 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Apparently, in the 80's, parents let their children (as young as 5/6 years old!!!) wander around in dark swampy areas at all hours of the night. Great parenting skills!!!! Also, I find it highly suspect that
    the army would respond to a hand written note in CRAYON

    Oh that 80's cheese.

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    brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    You brought back a great memory with this thread! I was a kid when this came out I'm 23 now so I wasn't very old. When I saw this for the first time I used to run down the halls of my house yelling "I just kicked wolf-man in the balls" over and over again until my mom yelled at me! I guess thats one of the more memorable lines of the movie. Its still funny though lol.

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    brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
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    siliconenhancedsiliconenhanced __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    Man this movie keeps popping up for some reason.

    How about disabling Dracula with a slice of pizza that Fat Kid was carrying around with him?

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    SnarfmasterSnarfmaster Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ooo this makes me wonder if there were any weird deleted scenes from this movie. Sort of like the Goonies Octopus scene.

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    This movie used to be a staple of sleepovers in my younger years. I couldn't tell you the last time I saw it, but I rank it with The Lost Boys for feel good supernatural ass kicking flicks. In hindsight, The Goonies is a pretty apt comparison. While I'd call The Goonies a 'better movie', Monster Squad certainly has its own charm.

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    NexusSixNexusSix Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    This thread fucking rules. Maek more poast, dammit!

    I haven't sat down to watch this in probably ten years. I should be flogged. I never even caught this when I was a "kid." I was probably 21 or 22 the first time I saw it, and I loved it.

    Boys, time is almost up... it's your last chance for pie.

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    Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Forar wrote: »
    While I'd call The Goonies a 'better movie', Monster Squad certainly has its own charm.
    I can't watch Goonies anymore, not with the cast. Not that they're bad, they're not, it's just I spend the whole movie going,

    "Hey, why is one of the Frog Brothers following Samwise Gamgee's orders?"
    "Just because Rudy kicked ass at Notre Dame he thinks he's the man?"
    "Why the hell hasn't Joey Pant's offed that big bitch yet?"

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    jacobkosh wrote: »
    I remember the first time I saw this I wasn't clear on what a 'virgin' was.


    I don't think I know what this movie is, but I remember the first time I saw Hocus Pocus (I think was the name), and a virgin was needed for a spell, I assumed it meant someone from Virginia.

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    brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Scooter wrote: »
    jacobkosh wrote: »
    I remember the first time I saw this I wasn't clear on what a 'virgin' was.


    I don't think I know what this movie is, but I remember the first time I saw Hocus Pocus (I think was the name), and a virgin was needed for a spell, I assumed it meant someone from Virginia.

    lol

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    Panda4YouPanda4You Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Fucking catchy theme, it had.
    :whistle:Mooooooonster! Squad!:whistle:

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    tomisboredtomisbored Cavalier, NDRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    MY NAME IS Horace! *shuck chuck as he reloads the shotgun*

    That part is so awesome ! lol That and when the little girl throws her teddy bear to frankie and just the serene happy look on his face...

    I-mockery just had a great review of it http://i-mockery.com/minimocks/monster-squad/default.php

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    Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    tomisbored wrote: »
    MY NAME IS Horace! *shuck chuck as he reloads the shotgun*

    That part is so awesome !
    That was Fat Kid. ("My name chu-chunk is Horace.") edit Ah, quick edit, huh :winky:

    Rudy had the other bad ass line.

    Vampire Chicks start heading the Squads way. Rudy start walking out to meet them carrying a bow and arrows.


    Sean: "Where are you going?"
    Rudy: "I'm in the god damn club aren't I?"

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    tomisboredtomisbored Cavalier, NDRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    ahh yea thanks...

    Rudy is a bad ass... maybe some day I can be ass bad ass as him!

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    NexusSixNexusSix Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    "My name chu-chunk is Horace."

    One of the greatest scenes and lines of dialogue in motion picture history.

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    DeForceDeForce Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I was really really thinking I was the only one who ever saw this movie. I made my wife watch it and she didn't quite get it I think. Oh well, fuck her.

    I got in so much trouble for repeating the "Don't be chicken shit" line when I was a kid. I always wondered how there were so many old creepy houses on hills in the suburbs in the 80's.

    Full of 80's cheese. I loved it though. Still have to admit that I do still love it. Every now and then on a sick day I'll bust it out.

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    FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I had no idea this movie existed. I just read the I-Mockery review, it sounds fucking awesome.
    NexusSix wrote: »
    Maek more poast, dammit!

    Stop that.

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    Eggplant WizardEggplant Wizard Little Rock, ARRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'd have to say my favorite line is:

    "Your sister doesn't speak German, all she does is hang around and let guys touch her tits."

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    amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Wow, don't know if anyone bothered to watch the two hour making of special on disc 2, but those guys are all a little full of themselves, especially Frankenstien. He apparently wanted the kids to be scared so they wouldn't fuck up the movie, so he never took off the makeup if they were around, and always tried to scare them. When the little girl (who got incredibly hot) would block his camera presence (think of when she was using the feather boa to tickle him in the clubhouse) he would do things back like scare her or make her mess up her lines and she would start crying. The kid who played Rudy (who has not aged as well as some child actors do) was like 15, so he knew it was an actor under the costume and told the guy that it wasn't really cool. I mean what a Douche, the only other movie I ever saw him in was Robocop2. Also, Liam "Qui Gon Jin" Neison(sp?) almost played Dracula.

    The director was the best though, talking about his first movies (Night of the Creeps and House) and how great and ahead of their time they were, and how he was so underappreciated as a director.

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    BolthornBolthorn Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hey now, I like Night of the Creeps and House, but it's in that so bad that it's good way so I'm not angry. I hadn't watched the special features yet. Now I'm not sure I want to, other than to see how the actors have aged.

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    Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Wow, don't know if anyone bothered to watch the two hour making of special on disc 2, but those guys are all a little full of themselves, especially Frankenstien. He apparently wanted the kids to be scared so they wouldn't fuck up the movie, so he never took off the makeup if they were around, and always tried to scare them. When the little girl (who got incredibly hot) would block his camera presence (think of when she was using the feather boa to tickle him in the clubhouse) he would do things back like scare her or make her mess up her lines and she would start crying. The kid who played Rudy (who has not aged as well as some child actors do) was like 15, so he knew it was an actor under the costume and told the guy that it wasn't really cool. I mean what a Douche, the only other movie I ever saw him in was Robocop2.
    Yeah, Frank came off as a jerk. Though the guy who played Dracula did the same thing, he was less of an ass about it. And I can see what they're saying, you want to make the job as easy for the kids as you can, especially since a couple of them where like 5.

    Also, I had no idea the guy who played Fat Kid died a few years ago.

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    Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    jacobkosh wrote: »
    I remember the first time I saw this I wasn't clear on what a 'virgin' was.

    Ditto. In fact, desperately needing to know what the fuck "virgin" meant, I asked my sister if she was a virgin while we were all out for pizza. She was in her early teens at this point, so this was pretty much the perfect timing for such a humiliating question.

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    SlagmireSlagmire Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Well... Steve... but he doesn't count...
    DOESN'T COUNT?!?

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