The cult classic film The Monster Squad has never got the love it desired from Hollywood, but nothing becomes a cult classic without a cult following and this 1987 film is no different.

MONSTER SQUAD, Tom Woodruff Jr., Duncan Regehr, Tom Noonan, Michael Reid MacKay, Carl Thibault, 1987

Before Shane Black was a sought after director of films like Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and the upcoming Predator reboot, he and his frequent collaborator Fred Dekker teamed up to make the 1987 horror film The Monster Squad. The film, about a group of kids who take on classic movie monsters like Dracula, The Wolfman, Frankenstein and The Mummy, was an ambitious type of film at the time. Unfortunately, it didn’t find a large audience and critics were not kind.


The dcoumentary Wolfman’s Got Nards explores the making of the film with interviews with the filmmakers, stars and the fans who have elevated the film to cult status through events at locations like the Alamo Drafthouse. Take a look at the trailer and let me know what you think.

This heartfelt documentary explores the power of cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic The Monster Squad and the impact it has on fans, cast and crew, and the industry.

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