In 1987, The Monster Squad was released in theaters, although from the box office, not very many people knew it. A little over 30 years later, and the movie has become a cult classic adored by fans worldwide.
Andre Gower, one of the film's stars, has directed a documentary about Monster Squad’s resurgence from movie bomb to movie classic. Entertainment Weekly had the trailer premiere for the aptly named Wolfman’s got Nards.
Monster Squad was co-written by Shane Black and directed by Fred Dekker, featuring a group of kids very reminiscent of the kids from E.T. However, instead of helping an alien get home, they are saving their town with help of Frankenstein’s Monster from the other Universal creatures: Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolfman, and Gillman.
The documentary includes interviews with actor Seth Green, WWE Superstar Zack Ryder, filmmakers Dekker and Black, and co-star Ryan Lambert (if you aren’t familiar with Monster Squad, you might remember Lambert from Kids, Incorporated). The film not only talks about fans love of the film, but the connections made with it. What Dekker called “The Little Rascals Meet the Universal Monsters” has resonated with so many fans over the years.
One fan said it was something she could always go back to, no matter what was happening in her life, and it would always be there. Another fan called compared it to “the song you are listening to when you get your first kiss. You’ll never forget it.” If you have loved the Monster Squad over the years or are being introduced to it for the first time, Wolfman’s Got Nards will show you exactly what impact it made on people young and old.
More information can be found on the official website here.