The Monster Squad Movie Poster
  • Released
  • August 14, 1987
  • PG-13, 1 hr 21 min
  • Horror
  • 148 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

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Parents need to know that while most of the movie is good Scooby-Doo-style fun, it also has an undercurrent of intolerance. In addition to Dracula and the Wolfman, the movie sets up the boogeymen of the day: gay men, fat people, and girls who want to be included in a boys club. There's also lots of cartoonish violence that, while completely unrealistic, is likely to scare younger kids. Sean's parents are also going to a marriage counselor and fight loudly where Sean can hear them. And while Rudy protects Horace from getting bullied, he's also not someone to look up to -- he drinks and smokes. The kids also swear quite a bit and call their teacher and other kids "faggot."

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  • SEX
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  • CONSUMERISM
  • DRINKING & DRUGS
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