44 min

The Monster Squad Verbal Diorama

    • Film History

In 1987, Fred Dekker made a little movie that did so badly it was pulled from US theatres after just two weeks....
Like all cult classics though, The Monster Squad showed it had nards, and only grew in audiences estimations through VHS and TV screenings, through to DVD and Blu-ray, and to sold-out fan screenings and events.
While attempts have been made to reboot The Monster Squad, and in the shadow of Universal's attempt at a Dark Universe, something like The Monster Squad would be the perfect showcase for all their classic cinematic monsters..... but let's not talk about the fact they wanted nothing to do with this movie, nor were they interested in resurrecting their classic monsters in the late '80s. Times sure do change.
What doesn't is a fresh, funny script by Fred Dekker and Shane Black (aka Black and Dekker!), endearing child actors, incredible make-up and creature effects and some seriously emotional beats that, yes, still make me cry.
I would love to hear your thoughts on The Monster Squad!
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Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Matt, Scott, Mark and Brendan.
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EPISODE THANKS TO....
Most excellent Patrons
Andy from https://geeksalad.podbean.com/ (Geek Salad) for his Patron thoughts. You can find Geek Salad https://twitter.com/geeksaladradio (@geeksaladradio) on Twitter.
Derek from https://www.midnightmyth.com/ (The Midnight Myth) for his Patron thoughts. You can find The Midnight Myth https://twitter.com/TheMidnightMyth (@TheMidnightMyth) on Twitter.
Subscribe, follow and listen to Geek Salad and The Midnight Myth in your podcast app of choice!
Twitter peeps
@discussmetal
@Oral_mfc
@IanMaddrell
@YNFMoviePod
@KidsWatching
Instagram folk
@sp_filmviewers
Facebook chums
None this time
Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song
Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe Facebook)
Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)
Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.

In 1987, Fred Dekker made a little movie that did so badly it was pulled from US theatres after just two weeks....
Like all cult classics though, The Monster Squad showed it had nards, and only grew in audiences estimations through VHS and TV screenings, through to DVD and Blu-ray, and to sold-out fan screenings and events.
While attempts have been made to reboot The Monster Squad, and in the shadow of Universal's attempt at a Dark Universe, something like The Monster Squad would be the perfect showcase for all their classic cinematic monsters..... but let's not talk about the fact they wanted nothing to do with this movie, nor were they interested in resurrecting their classic monsters in the late '80s. Times sure do change.
What doesn't is a fresh, funny script by Fred Dekker and Shane Black (aka Black and Dekker!), endearing child actors, incredible make-up and creature effects and some seriously emotional beats that, yes, still make me cry.
I would love to hear your thoughts on The Monster Squad!
GET IN TOUCH....
Twitter https://twitter.com/VerbalDiorama (@verbaldiorama)
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama)
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama)
Letterboxd https://letterboxd.com/verbaldiorama/ (@verbaldiorama)
Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com
BRAND NEW Website https://verbaldiorama.com/ (verbaldiorama.com)
SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA....
Leave a 5-star rating/review: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/verbal-diorama/id1453296967?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts) or https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/verbal-diorama-803268 (Podchaser)
Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/verbaldiorama (patreon.com/verbaldiorama)
Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Matt, Scott, Mark and Brendan.
Buy Merch! https://teespring.com/stores/verbaldiorama (https://teespring.com/stores/verbaldiorama)
Tees, mugs, hoodies and totes are available!
EPISODE THANKS TO....
Most excellent Patrons
Andy from https://geeksalad.podbean.com/ (Geek Salad) for his Patron thoughts. You can find Geek Salad https://twitter.com/geeksaladradio (@geeksaladradio) on Twitter.
Derek from https://www.midnightmyth.com/ (The Midnight Myth) for his Patron thoughts. You can find The Midnight Myth https://twitter.com/TheMidnightMyth (@TheMidnightMyth) on Twitter.
Subscribe, follow and listen to Geek Salad and The Midnight Myth in your podcast app of choice!
Twitter peeps
@discussmetal
@Oral_mfc
@IanMaddrell
@YNFMoviePod
@KidsWatching
Instagram folk
@sp_filmviewers
Facebook chums
None this time
Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song
Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe Facebook)
Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)
Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.

44 min