On July 24th, The Monster Squad is finally being released by Lionsgate in a 2-Disc 20th Anniversary Edition. It hit movie theaters way back in 1987, but has only been available on DVD through bootleg copies. The story centers on Dracula and his cronies coming to a small town with evil plans leading to a group of boys, called The Monster Squad, to try and stop them.
This movie, The Goonies, and The Lost Boys were some of my favorites of the time. The FX for Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Gill Man, and The Mummy were done by Stan Winston of Terminator, Aliens, Jurassic Park fame. The screenplay was co-written by Shane Black, the creator/screenwriter of the Lethal Weapon series. DVD EXTRAS: Feature Commentary, Deleted and Extended Scenes, a Cast Reunion and other Featurettes.