Shane Black Thinks a ‘Monster Squad’ Sequel is a Good Idea

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Even though it didn’t do to well theatrically, 1987’s The Monster Squad, directed by Fred Dekker (who is currently working on the new Predator film with Shane Black) found a cult following over the past three decades and is now much more loved and appreciated, which is well deserved. It’s easily compared to something like The Goonies, except they go head to head with the Wolf Man, the Mummy, big bad ass Dracula himself and even become friends with Frankenstein’s monster.

Shane Black arrives at the World Premiere of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," at the El Capitan Theatre on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Shane Black, who co-wrote The Monster Squad with Fred Dekker, recently sat down with IGN, who brought up the film to Mr. Black, who initially seemed shocked by the cult following and then talked about how doing a remake could be fun, but then the IGN crew brought up the interesting concept of doing a sequel instead. Something in present day and the group are now adults and shenanigans ensue.

“When you say the kids are grown-up the first thing I go to is the movie, or the book really, It by Stephen King, which is about kids who fight monsters when they’re young, then as grown-ups they’re sort of beckoned and they have to return to their childhood hometown. And I think that’s kind of close to what you’re saying in a way. I don’t know how you would distance yourself from that.”

But how about both? He went on to say, “It would be interesting to have two movies – one The Monster Squad, and one The Monster Squad and they’re 30 years apart and so are the kids; the characters have aged. As long as people understood that’s what we’re doing, I think that could be fun. That’s a good idea!”


Sequel, remake… honestly, I wouldn’t mind either if Shane Black and Fred Dekker are involved. With Stranger Things being as popular as it is right now, another film about a group of lovable, geeky kids fighting supernatural forces doesn’t sounds like a bad idea. Why not another Monster Squad film if done right?