Happy 29th Anniversary To The Monster Squad!

On this day back in 1987, Director Fred Dekker and co-screenwriter Shane Black unleashed their love letter to the Universal Monsters of their youth with The Monster Squad. While it didn’t seem to particularly find it’s audience when it first hit theaters – thanks to VHS rentals and cable television it had the chance to slowly become recognized as a classic 80s film.

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So besides watching the film today to celebrate the 29th anniversary of it’s release, you might also want to hop on over to The Monster Squad Art Show Tumblr to check out some very talented artists’ look at the characters from the film. For example this collection of 16-Bit artwork – by Justin Gammon, giving us a glimpse of a world where we were lucky enough to get a Monster Squad game for the Super Nintendo!

Or the GillMan by Hanzel Haro.

Image courtesy of Hanzel Haro and The Monster Squad Art Show.

Image courtesy of Hanzel Haro and The Monster Squad Art Show.

Or Dracula’s forces of darkness by Stephen Sandoval.

Image Courtesy of Stephen Sandoval and The Monster Squad Art Show.

Image Courtesy of Stephen Sandoval and The Monster Squad Art Show.

There is quite a bit more on the The Monster Squad Art Show Tumblr – so click the links to check out the rest of the awesome artwork on display.

Check Out 1987’s The Monster Squad Mashed With 2016’s Suicide Squad!

Fred Dekker’s The Monster Squad is hands down one of my favorite films. I was always a Monster Kid but Dekker’s cinematic love letter to the Universal Monsters still stands up today as just a great film.

Just the other day on the Director’s Official Facebook Page he shared this enjoyable fan-made creation by The Matt Caron Guy presenting a mash-up of The Monster Squad trailer with the beats and action cuts seen in the upcoming DC Comics’ film adaptation for the Suicide Squad…plus the excellent Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen of course.

Holy cow! That Matt Caron Guy even provided a comparison video too!

It’s Alive! Alive!!!