As Spooky Scary Day approaches, I’m planning to host a small party which hopefully will feature a monster movie element. Ideally, this will include Carpenter’s “The Thing” and, one of my faves, “Monster Squad”. The former is an excellent flick, which I absolutely recommend. It does a great job of creating an atmosphere of distrust and isolation, coupled with the threat of a completely inconceivable antagonist. Everything about it is great, from the pacing to the creature effects to Wilfred Brimley. You can’t beat a nice supporting performance from the Oatmeal guy.

I’ve talked about “Monster Squad” before, and I think it’s time to spread this little gem around.

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