Fred Dekker, Ashley Bank and Andre Gower came out to the Egyptian Theater for a 35mm screening of The Monster Squad in Hollywood last night. The event was put on by Beyond Fest and presented by The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail. Below, you’ll find just a few snippets from the post-screening Q&A with Dekker and two of his cast members.
Here, Dekker explains how the Wolf Man make-up was supposed to be based on the visage of FX artist Stan Winston, Bank talks candidly about working with method actor Tom Noon (who plays the Frankenstein monster in the film) and Dekker recounts his dialogue with Universal when he approached them about utilizing the classic monsters. He takes a good jab at them; here’s a transcript of that bit…
“We went to Universal with the script. We said we want to bring back the Universal monsters! They said, ‘What? We don’t know what that is.’ That intellectual property is meaningless to us, that’s what they said in 1987,” he then added. “They’re starting right now to rip-off The Avengers. Let’s make a Dracula movie, let’s make a Frankenstein movie, let’s make a Creature movie and then we’ll have them all team up! Yeah…like we did in 1987!”
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