A little more than twenty years ago, Fred Dekkers Monster Squad a cult classic about a group of kids who are called upon to use their love of monster movies to fight real monsters charmed a generation of tweens, spawning a cult thats still going strong today. Those fans demanded, and got, a DVD release a few years ago, and since then, the films following has only grown, expanding into a second generation. Its easy to see why: Monster Squad is one of those rare movies that is just as charming when you watch it as an adult as it was the first time you saw it as a wide-eyed kid who sorta still believed that monsters might be real.
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Even if youre a year or two past that suspend-disbelief part of it, its still the kind of an adventure movie that everyone likes to go to, explains Andre Gower, the now-grown child star of the film. How many movies, especially in that day and theres none now are there where you youve got twelve- and thirteen-year-olds roaming around, shooting guns and blowing shit up? You cant make that today!
Maybe not, but you can see it on the big screen tonight and tomorrow at 10 p.m. at the Starz FilmCenter, in the Tivoli building on the Auraria campus. You can also meet Gower, who will introduce the film, answer questions about it and sign memorabilia for fans afterward. And if you need more reason than that to venture out, theres also a special pre-movie Monster Mash Friday at 8:30 p.m., with free beer, pizza and music. Admission is $9.75, $7.25 for students and seniors and $7 for DFS members. For tickets and info, visit www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456.
Fri., Oct. 1, 10 p.m., 2010