One of the flops of the 80’s that has gained so much love over the years and become a wonderful cult film is of course The Monster Squad, a Fred Dekker film that was co-written by non other than Shane Black, who would later go on to write such action classics like Lethal Weapon.
With the new fad of “nostalgia” becoming a trend thanks to the likes of Stranger Things, the upcoming IT and of course many films of old having reboots/sequels…….Black has expressed an interest in doing a follow up to Monster Squad.
“I’d love to revisit [Monster Squad]. I hope that somebody at some point says that it would be great. They have all these new Universal monsters… At some point, the Abbot & Costello meet Frankenstein version… I wonder if there’s room in the Monster Squad for that?”.
Described as a sort of Goonies meets horror, with even a tagline a riff on Ghostbusters, the 1987 film has a legion of devoted fans and while it has dated over the years, the film itself is still a glorious watch and its a mystery into how it flopped so badly on release.
There are currently no plans at all for a sequel and this is just Black expressing his interest in the project, but we at HCF just hope that some bigwig will see his comments and thing….”Interesting…..lets jump on the bandwagon”…..