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Monster Squad remake

07.15.2008
Sometimes the most surprising thing about remakes is that nobody's done it yet -- such as high-concept 80s artifact MONSTER SQUAD.

Spooky Dan (who's actually a pretty nice fella) over at Bloody Disgusting hears that Paramount now has the remake rights, and apparently Rob Cohen got a taste for creature features while making THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR -- he's producing the update of the beastly nostalgia.

Fred Dekker's original flick (co-written by LETHAL WEAPON guy Shane Black and featuring FX work by Stan Winston) involves a group of middle-school misfits obsessed with creatures of the night. When Dracula blows into town for some evildoing with Frankenstein's monster, Wolfman (and his sensitive testicles), the Mummy and Gillman as his henchmen, it's up to the adolescent fiend-fighters to send Drac and his cronies back to the hell that spawned them.

Interesting that the property ended up at Paramount -- the creature designs are loosely based on Universal's famous monsters. Maybe they felt their back catalog was already thoroughly savaged "in house" by VAN HELSING.

Lionsgate released the original MONSTER SQUAD on DVD last year after it drifted in limbo for eons.
Extra Tidbit: Dekker's other 80s classic NIGHT OF THE CREEPS has still not made it to DVD.

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1:29PM on 09/12/2008

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3:21PM on 07/20/2008

Remake?

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How about a sequel?
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How about a sequel?
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7:29PM on 07/16/2008

Noooooooooooo!


Bad idea.



"Mummy came in my house"


Bad idea.



"Mummy came in my house"

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2:04PM on 07/16/2008
God I hate Hollywood
God I hate Hollywood
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1:44PM on 07/16/2008

Why would they!

Man, I'm such a fan of the original and you're right Unkempt they should just leave this alone. Not to mention who the hell would they get to make it? I can't think of any young actors who could pull it off.
Man, I'm such a fan of the original and you're right Unkempt they should just leave this alone. Not to mention who the hell would they get to make it? I can't think of any young actors who could pull it off.
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1:17PM on 07/16/2008

No

Normally I don't get too upset when I read about all the unnecessary remakes, but this is where I draw the line. Monster Squad is my movie counterpart. My parents saw this in the theater a day before I was born. I watched the Betamax tape of it to death growing up. I got the 20th anniversary DVD on my 20th birthday.

But alas, there's nothing that can be done. I just needed to rant.
Normally I don't get too upset when I read about all the unnecessary remakes, but this is where I draw the line. Monster Squad is my movie counterpart. My parents saw this in the theater a day before I was born. I watched the Betamax tape of it to death growing up. I got the 20th anniversary DVD on my 20th birthday.

But alas, there's nothing that can be done. I just needed to rant.
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1:04PM on 07/16/2008
NOOOOO!!! This was My favorite movie when growing up! well that and Ghostbusters. I'm not totally pissed that they are making a remake of it, it's bound to happen with every movie ever made. I'm more pissed that i wont be the one making it. Some day "Kid"...Some day
NOOOOO!!! This was My favorite movie when growing up! well that and Ghostbusters. I'm not totally pissed that they are making a remake of it, it's bound to happen with every movie ever made. I'm more pissed that i wont be the one making it. Some day "Kid"...Some day
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11:25AM on 07/16/2008
I agree it needs to be left alone...but I would be curious to see what they were going to do with it as it develops.
I agree it needs to be left alone...but I would be curious to see what they were going to do with it as it develops.
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10:07AM on 07/16/2008
I just watched this film yesterday with my wife and this is bullshit. Some films need to be left alone and this along with The Goonies apply.
I just watched this film yesterday with my wife and this is bullshit. Some films need to be left alone and this along with The Goonies apply.
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8:59AM on 07/16/2008
I loved the tagline to this.

You know who to call when you have ghosts, but who do you call about monsters?
I loved the tagline to this.

You know who to call when you have ghosts, but who do you call about monsters?
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8:29AM on 07/16/2008

I'm with tenebre

Leave the classics alone. I'm still surprised the original wasn't R. It scared the shit out of me!
Leave the classics alone. I'm still surprised the original wasn't R. It scared the shit out of me!
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8:29AM on 07/16/2008

Make Squad PG-13!

One of my favourite films ever(monster squad)! I don't really like the idea of remaking this classic. The Universal Horror monsters are iconic and the design of them should never fucked around with. As long as they don't pull a Van helsing, It shouldn't be such a bad idea. Keep it simple.And make it PG-13, So you can still manage to make a movie with a sense of danger and fear. And have enough gore that a pg 13 movie allows. Thats why the original is a classic. They swear, it's violent, girls,
One of my favourite films ever(monster squad)! I don't really like the idea of remaking this classic. The Universal Horror monsters are iconic and the design of them should never fucked around with. As long as they don't pull a Van helsing, It shouldn't be such a bad idea. Keep it simple.And make it PG-13, So you can still manage to make a movie with a sense of danger and fear. And have enough gore that a pg 13 movie allows. Thats why the original is a classic. They swear, it's violent, girls, and it was a little scary when I first saw it. In second thought, don't do the remake.
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8:10AM on 07/16/2008
Yeah, whats up with Night of the Creeps dissapearing from the planet? Its such an excellent sci-fi/horror movie!

Monster Squad remake? I wonder how that will go, could be interesting...
Yeah, whats up with Night of the Creeps dissapearing from the planet? Its such an excellent sci-fi/horror movie!

Monster Squad remake? I wonder how that will go, could be interesting...
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3:28AM on 07/16/2008
What a great movie from my childhood. Hopefully its just as good for the new generation, doubt it, but Ill wait and see it before I bitch.
What a great movie from my childhood. Hopefully its just as good for the new generation, doubt it, but Ill wait and see it before I bitch.
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2:16AM on 07/16/2008

Noooo!!!

Oh, great. First WIll Smith wants to remake Karate Kid starring his son, and now this!

First of all, you don't remake perfection.

Secondly, if you do remake it, it shouldn't be initiated by Rob Cohen of all people.

What made Monster Squad great was what Stan Winston brought to the movie without the use of CG effects. Cohen's movies are thick with CG and its very possible all we're gonna see here is Van Helsing 2 with a different title. Monster Squad is one of my favorite movies of the
Oh, great. First WIll Smith wants to remake Karate Kid starring his son, and now this!

First of all, you don't remake perfection.

Secondly, if you do remake it, it shouldn't be initiated by Rob Cohen of all people.

What made Monster Squad great was what Stan Winston brought to the movie without the use of CG effects. Cohen's movies are thick with CG and its very possible all we're gonna see here is Van Helsing 2 with a different title. Monster Squad is one of my favorite movies of the 80s, you might as well remake The Goonies or The Lost Boys.
It's amazing, when I look back on it, that the premise of Monster Squad worked on any level, but Dekker and Black pulled it off perfectly. On the other hand, in the hands of any other director or writer, its very possible this will suck on ever level possible. Monster Squad worked because of perfect direction, writing, effects, and casting. What's the likelihood they'd get that all right again?

Damn it! Leave my favorite movies the hell alone. If Generation Y doesn't like the originals, too bad. Leave them alone. Stop dumbing down the greats for younger audiences,
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1:12AM on 07/16/2008

Eat up, and we'll call it a day...

You know, I gotta say I agree with Norris on this. I mean I just re-watched Monster Squad myself, after not seeing it in years. And I gotta say it was still totally Box. The problem is hollywood is too touchy, to re-make this movie right. I mean that shit was edgy. Dracula telling Phoebe to "give him the amulet, you bitch!" Thats some serious shit. I agree it would be an awesome re-make in the right hands, ( Preferably mine), But seriously make it atleast Pg-13. Keep most of the dialogue, Make
You know, I gotta say I agree with Norris on this. I mean I just re-watched Monster Squad myself, after not seeing it in years. And I gotta say it was still totally Box. The problem is hollywood is too touchy, to re-make this movie right. I mean that shit was edgy. Dracula telling Phoebe to "give him the amulet, you bitch!" Thats some serious shit. I agree it would be an awesome re-make in the right hands, ( Preferably mine), But seriously make it atleast Pg-13. Keep most of the dialogue, Make Dracula more bad-ass and frightening, and you make sure you get the perfect actor to play Rudy. I mean he's in the goddamn club after all. You do that and not only will you make the ladies run, But you just might make me cum. If we believe in it, I believe we can cum. I mean that's just me.
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12:17AM on 07/16/2008

i don't know

I don't know how I feel about this news. The original Monster Squad is one of my favorite movies of all time. I do think that it a remake is possibly but I think I'm just afraid that Hollywood would screw it up by like putting like Eddie Murphy in it or something. If it's done, I just want it to go into the right hands..
I don't know how I feel about this news. The original Monster Squad is one of my favorite movies of all time. I do think that it a remake is possibly but I think I'm just afraid that Hollywood would screw it up by like putting like Eddie Murphy in it or something. If it's done, I just want it to go into the right hands..
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11:56PM on 07/15/2008
Recently I got the DVD and watched it and while I enjoyed it, it really needs an update. I would love for it to be a little more mature in nature. Make the monsters a little more monster like.
Recently I got the DVD and watched it and while I enjoyed it, it really needs an update. I would love for it to be a little more mature in nature. Make the monsters a little more monster like.
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11:47PM on 07/15/2008
Hollywood's got nards!
Hollywood's got nards!
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11:46PM on 07/15/2008
Man I loved this movie as a kid ... and still do! I definitely picked up the DVD. I think an updated version is in order.

They need to keep the exploding Werewolf scene though!
Man I loved this movie as a kid ... and still do! I definitely picked up the DVD. I think an updated version is in order.

They need to keep the exploding Werewolf scene though!
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