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The Monster Squad

I promised myself that I would post a more kid-friendly movie today, and here it is!  The Monster Squad is PG-13, and it’s an 80’s PG-13.  Not like today when PG-13 on a horror movie means “We didn’t put nudity or the word fuck in here, because if we get an R rating teens can’t see our movie and give us their money.”  There is smoking, a little cussing, and the greatest line in a kid’s movie ever, “Wolfman’s got nards!”, but overall it is very tame as long as you don’t mind your kid hearing the word ‘bitch’ or asking you what a virgin is.

While it’s not the most well-known movie, it is beloved by many people, horror fan or not.  Last year, The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin hosted two sold-out screenings that were attended by the director and a good chunk of the cast.

A group of pre-teen kids have a club called The Monster Squad, and they discover that there is an amulet that can be used to send all monsters of the world into a black hole…unless Dracula gets a hold of it first.  And of course, Dracula is a dick who wants to rule the world, so he assembles a team of monsters to help him find the amulet first.  Of course, to stop Dracula and open the black hole thingamig, they need a virgin to read an incantation in German.  It’s always something, am I right?  P.S. Don’t blame me if you cry at the end a little.

Even though this is a kids movie, it’s still a decent movie for adults.  There are monsters, and they aren’t cute and fuzzy.  It has more in common with Super 8 than it does Hocus Pocus…not that there’s anything wrong with grown adults watching Hocus Pocus!

Entree:  kittee’s xgfx tempeh sausage balls, but of course you will call them nards and giggle.

Side:  Vegan Garlic Pasta with Broccoli, to keep that dick Dracula away, and because your mom wants you to eat your broccoli!

Dessert:  How about dessert based on a virgin drink?  You can try Kelly’s Shirley Temple cookies, or the mojito pie from Yellow Rose Recipes minus the rum option. 


posted: 11 October 9
under: 80s, comedy, horror, kid friendly

4 Responses to “The Monster Squad”

  1. kelly says:

    This is great! I’m not a horror fan, but Shae is. He’s really into 80’s movies right now too. I’ll have to hunt down this movie for him and cook your meal when he has friends over. I would enjoy a reason to make Joanna’s mojito pie 🙂

  2. Jojo says:

    Nice menu! I’m too wussy for most horror movies but this sounds like something I could get into!

  3. Fanny says:

    I’ve seen this movie and really liked it!

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