Friends, I believe I first heard about Wolfman’s Got Nards last year, probably from the Bloody Disgusting site. As a lifelong fan of The Monster Squad it’s fair to say that bit of news certainly got my blood pumping. I thrill to the idea of course of watching other fans discuss what makes the 1987 movie so special for them, not to mention hearing from the original cast and crew who brought it to life. Furthermore I need to point out that Wolfman’s Got Nards was directed by Andre Gower, none other than Sean of the Squad!
When The Monster Squad was originally released in 1987, my Father and myself were there opening weekend. While I would love to tell you that the theater auditorium was in fact packed…the truth is we were maybe two of six people? Growing up as a monster kid, furthermore a fanatic of the Universal Monsters this was totally right up my alley.
[Via] Mr. Pyscho 313
Speaking of Universal Monsters, while the film isn’t an official entry into that canon. The Stan Winston Studios certainly were showing their love of those classic films in the designs of the monsters they crafted for The Monster Squad.
Furthermore I will go on record saying that Duncan Regehr’s take on Dracula is only second to Bela Lugosi’s! In addition, Tom Noonan does a fantastic job as the Frankenstein Monster too.
The Monster Squad Took Time To Find It’s Audience.
If you too are a fan of this film you know the sad truth already, it wasn’t the box office hit that the studio was expecting. All of us who visit this site can point to films that we cherish that for one reason or another didn’t find success when originally released. TRON, The Thing as well as The Rocketeer to name a few. Just like The Monster Squad it took time for them to develop into cult classics.
A cult classic though however has a fan base that is loyal and dedicated, taking great delight in introducing others to what they love. Case in point, the esteemed Shawn Robare of Branded in the 80s. Not only do I think he is a friend to this site he also can be considered one of the biggest fans of The Monster Squad. Which is of course why it appears that he is featured in the Wolfman’s Got Nards documentary!
Wolfman’s Got Nards Is Currently Making The Rounds At Festivals.
I obviously cannot imagine how both Fred Dekker and Shane Black must have felt to see the movie fail at the box office. Judging from the trailer below for the documentary, we will be able to hear all about it. At the moment you can only catch it at film festivals – which you can find where it is appearing by visiting the documentary’s official site.
I have no doubts of course that soon we will be able to rent it digitally or pick up a copy for ourselves. As soon as we hear anything we will be sure to let you all know about it. But for now, enjoy a little taste of what Wolfman’s Got Nards will deliver. Having not had the pleasure of seeing it for myself yet – I still feel this truly is going to be something special and even heartwarming.
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