The Monster Squad at 30: Working with Tom Noonan's Frankenstein's Monster

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Aug 16, 2017

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." - Polonius, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Tom Noonan gained a reputation as something of a "method actor" after he isolated himself from the majority of the cast and crew during filming of Michael Mann's Manhunter (1986), in which he played serial killer Francis Dolarhyde. So it's not surprising to hear that Tom brought a certain, er, intensity to his portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in The Monster Squad ... an intensity that left quite an impression on the young cast!

Watch as Andre Gower (Sean), Ashley Bank (Phoebe), and Ryan Lambert (Rudy) look back on working with Tom in the video below.

(Say ... Tom Noonan would make a great Polonius, wouldn't he?)

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