The Horror Obsessive Podcast: The Monster Squad

If you’ve ever wondered whether the Wolf Man has nards, you’ll love this latest episode of the Horror Obsessive Podcast. My cohost Sean Parker and I discuss the 1987 cult classic The Monster Squad, and for once, we both agree that this movie is a ton of fun.

The Monster Squad is a love letter to the Universal Monsters for horror fanatics of all ages, and it’s about a group of monster-loving kids who learn that Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and a few other classic horror villains have descended upon their town and plan on taking over the world. However, to do that, they’ll have to get through a rough and tumble group of monster-loving adolescents–the titular Monster Squad.

Dracula hissing in THE MONSTER SQUAD

Like I said, Sean and I are both fans of this film, and throughout our discussion, we cover everything we like about it. For example, we talk about the quotable lines, the cool monster designs, and the remarkable characters. But somehow, even though this is one of the few movies we actually agree on, we still find a couple of things to argue about. It just wouldn’t be The Horror Obsessive Podcast without some classic Sean vs. JP debates, and this episode is no different.

On top of that, we also discuss some of the best and most exciting news to hit the horror world in the last two weeks, like almost everything Sean and I saw at FrightFest last week, the upcoming physical release of Prey, Terror Vision’s The Monster Squad Soundtrack vinyl, and the recent IFC horror film birth/rebirth. And as always, if you enjoyed listening to us talk about The Monster Squad, be sure to join us again in two weeks for the next episode of The Horror Obsessive Podcast, when we discuss Cronos, the fantastic directorial debut of Guillermo del Toro.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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