In an era when most American films are patched together from parts of last year's hits, THE MONSTER SQUAD sports a fairly innovative combination; namely, the 1986 hit STAND BY ME and a potpourri of 1940s Universal horror epics (HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN; HOUSE OF DRACULA; ABBOTT AND COSTELLO
MEET FRANKENSTEIN). THE MONSTER SQUAD begins as Dracula (Duncan Regehr) and Frankenstein's Monster (Tom Noonan) hook up with their pals the Mummy (Michael MacKay), the Wolfman (Carl Thibault), and the Gill-Man (Tom Woodruff, Jr.) in a Spielbergian suburb to search for an ancient amulet that will
help them rule the world. Meanwhile, a group of grade-school friends devoted to Hollywo...