The Monster Squad at 30: The cast on the film's cult following

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Aaron Sagers
Aug 15, 2017

You know what Wolf Man's got, don'tcha?

Of course you do, thanks to The Monster Squad. Released on August 14, 1987, the goofy and completely lovable creature feature didn't make much of an impression at the box office, disappearing from theaters within a couple of weeks. And that was the end.

But wait! Like any good Universal monster, The Monster Squad was down but not dead! After the cast got together for a reunion screening in 2006 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, the film experienced a considerable resurgence, one that led to a Special Edition DVD release.

Today, everyone loves The Monster Squad. Everyone. And we sat down with cast members Andre Gower (Sean), Ashley Bank (Phoebe), and Ryan Lambert (Rudy) to discuss the film's long-term legacy.

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