Watch: The Monster Squad 1987 123movies, Full Movie Online – Dracula is alive. In fact, he plans to rule the world and that is why he seeks the help of other legendary monsters. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers uncover the devious plan and prepare for a counter strike..
Plot: Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes – the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way.
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|6.9/10 Votes: 33,094
|56% | RottenTomatoes
|61/100 | MetaCritic
|N/A Votes: 466 Popularity: 15.967 | TMDB
Why the dismal ratings?
Give this movie a chance.
Imagine “The Goonies” without the budget but with all the heart. The Monster Squad is a pack of grade-schoolers with an ear to the rail on the evil doings of monsters. No, they haven’t seen any monsters– but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
You guessed right. Turns out there are monsters running around all over the place, and they are fixing to put the mortal screws to Portland, Oregon. Lucky for us there are a few heros, mostly fifth or sixth graders and a beagle pup, who will act instead of sitting around worrying about their marriages like some stupid adults we know.
The Monster Squad is one of these rare movies that treats kids, the problems they face, and their unique solutions to the same with grace, wit — and solid respect. This superbly sweet and memorable movie deserves more than the 5.5 it got here at IMDB.
Great scene: Leonardo Cimino plays the film’s Boo Radley, the strange recluse whom all the kids fear without knowing why. When Sean, the leader of the Monster Squad, is given a book that can illuminate why the monsters are reappearing, he has no choice but to seek the man’s help. The book, it turns out, is in German. Not only does the scary man speak the language, and kindly help them get through the important passages in the book; it also happens that he knows what monsters are.
You might need to explain to your kids what the numbers tattooed on the scary mans forearm are.
A silly, scary monster mash that positively reeks of 80s.
Featuring no-less than five classic screen horror characters (The Wolfman, Dracula, Frankenstein, Gillman and The Mummy) plus a trio of sexy vampiresses for good measure, The Monster Squad is a great way to introduce your kids to the world of creature features.
It’s a silly, light-hearted, chunk of 80s fun — kinda like the Goonies crossed with the Universal horror films of the 30s and 40s — which shouldn’t cause nightmares, but rather provide plenty of laughs and the odd thrill or two.
The plot sees Dracula and his monstrous pals attempting to tip the balance between good and evil in their favour by finding and destroying a magical amulet. Standing in their way, however, are a gang of plucky kids who possess the knowledge to defeat the evil count once and for all.
It may be pure popcorn cinema, and have it’s fair share of plot-holes, but with Stan Winston providing the excellent make-up effects, Richard Edlund overseeing the visual effects, and obvious genre fan Fred Dekker calling the shots from the director’s chair, this is highly watchable stuff. And if you remember the 80s, it’s also a bit of a laugh thanks to loads of very dated and cringe-worthy fashion, haircuts and dodgy pop tunes (the Monster Squad rap at the end is abysmal!).
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 19 min (79 min)
Genre Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Director Fred Dekker
Writer Shane Black, Fred Dekker
Actors Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Metrocolor, Culver City (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm