Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 319: Friday Nov 18

Monster Squad (Dekker, 1987): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.30pm

REintroducing…, a new season from the team at the Prince Charles Cinema, aims to bring back lost and forgotten cult films by hunting down the theatrical rights which have been in limbo for years and teaming them with up newly discovered 35mm prints, giving them a second lease of cinematic life. See the Attack From Planet B blog for more details.

Time Out review:

'More of a clever comic parody than a jokey pastiche, this lively kiddies' horror pic delivers frights and laughs which are rooted in a sure and sympathetic grasp of Monster Movie mythology. To take advantage of a confluence of evil that occurs only once every hundred years, Count Dracula (Regehr) flies to America, then summons the Wolfman, Gill-Man, Mummy and Frankenstein's monster. Alerted to Dracula's evil plan, The Monster Squad - a gang of pre-teen kids and their slightly older tough-guy pal - fashion stakes in woodwork class, melt down their parents' cutlery to make silver bullets, and give the monsters hell. Confirming the promise of his debut feature Night of the Creeps, Dekker plays around imaginatively with the genre while delivering several nice touches.' Nigel Floyd

Here is the trailer.

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