I love The Monster Squad. It was one of my favorite movies growing up. So when I saw that CineFix was dedicating one of their “Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know“ series to it, I simply had to share with you.
They’ve come up with seven fun facts about the movie you may or may not be aware of, ranging from writer/director contributions, connections to other movies, the difficulty of performing in full costume for some, and more.
Here’s a movie comparison you weren’t expecting to see today. Unless of course you’ve already seen it. In which case, hi there! What brings you here? Excellent, welcome. Oh, there’s a snack machine ’round the back if you’re hungry.
Right then, where were we? Ah, yes. Unexpected movie comparisons. In a new video, YouTube channel Couch Tomato makes the wild argument that The Monster Squad and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are actually the same movie. In the video they back up the claim with 24 side-by-side pieces of evidence.
Do they make a solid case? I’ll leave that up to you to decide. I just look for any excuse to write about The Monster Squad.
Recently I joked that Universal could simply remake cult classic The Monster Squad as the solution to bringing their Classic Monsters together for the planned Avengers-style reboot.
But a remake of the movie has actually been in the works for the past few years or so, with a pair of writers hired and Rob Cohen, who previously made the rebooted Mummy sequel The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, set to direct.
Now, thankfully, comes word that the Monster Squad remake is officially dead in the water.
Remember back in March when we found out that Paramount Pictures was remaking beloved ’80s favoriteThe Monster Squad and we all hoped that that would be the last we ever heard of it? It looks as if it’s not only happening, but this could just be the start.
It’s being reported that cousins Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn have been hired to write the screenplay for the movie, and that there are hopes that this could develop into a possible franchise. The Gunn cousins haven’t done a whole lot yet, but they did pen Bring it On Again, James Gunn’s (director of Slither and Brian’s brother) PG Porn, and the upcoming sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth, which is being called Journey to the Mysterious Island.