TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - July 5, 2018
We're living in a golden age of feature length documentaries based on cult classic films. From Best Worst Movie to The Death of Superman Lives, it's kind of a great time to find out the stories behind some relatively obscure films—or in the case of the latter, some that never even got made.
Fred Dekker and Shane Black's 1987 film The Monster Squad is one such film that has a massive cult following, despite being a catastrophic bomb when originally released. Thanks to HBO and basic cable, however, the film eventually garnered a fan base and has become one of the signature genre films of the 80s—at least, for all the cool kids out there.
The new doc Wolfman's Got Nards pilfers the film's most famous line for its title, and goes behind the film's creation, release, and second life as a cult classic. The doc appears to have nabbed interviews with most of the film's stars—though I didn't see Tom Noonan in there anywhere. Strangely enough, Noonan is participating in another such doc, this one about the film Wolfen.
Anyway, if you're reading this, you're likely already a Monster Squad fan, so you don't need the hard sell on this one. There's no official release date set for the film yet, as it's currently doing a tour of the festival circuit. Visit TheSquadDoc.com for more information.