Director: Fred Dekker
Screenplay: Shane Black and Fred Dekker
Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr, Tom Noonan, Brent Chalem, Ryan Lambert, Ashley Bank, Michael Faustino, and Mary Ellen Trainor.
When Sean is given the diary of Van Helsing by his mother, he doesn’t realize just how important it is. He and his friends have created a Monster Club due to their love of the great monsters from stories and film. When they are faced with the challenge to actually fight real monsters, Sean discovers that the diary holds a spell that will rid them of the evil beings. There is just not a lot of time left to complete it.
Basically, this film tries to put The Goonies and Ghostbusters together and hoped that it would be a smash hit. It did not however live up to expectation. What we are left with is an alright movie with a couple of memorable lines and a bad theme song, but it was the 80’s. Theme songs were big in the 80’s as well as creating songs just for the film’s entire soundtrack. I kind of miss that in films these days.
The acting and special effects are not really spectacular, but hey they did what they could. This film has to be put in the nostalgic category, for films that we loved as kids but were too naïve to realize how bad they actually were. That being said there is still some fun, especially involving the relationships between the kids and especially when Frankenstein is invited into their group.
I give this film 2 Buttery Kernals.
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