Derek Mears Shares Killer Idea for New MONSTER SQUAD Movie

Fred Dekker & Shane Black’s The Monster Squad is one of our favorite flicks here at Dread. And so we’re excited to pass along word that – of all people – all-around badass (and Jason Voorhees himself) Derek Mears has a killer pitch for a new movie.

He tweets: “I would like to see a sequel to The Monster Squad where the kids are lil Universal monsters & humans are the villains.”

Check out his tweet below.

Dekker teased more – including a possible series. He says: “I have a new [idea] now. There is a world where Monster Squad is still alive, Shane Black and I, in about a year-plus, will co-own the rights to it, so it’s something that I’ve been thinking about, but it’s gotta be done right or not do it. I’m thinking about it as a series.”

He says: “But as a sequel, if we were gonna do a one-off sequel back in the day, the only thing I could think to do is skip ahead to the atomic monsters of the ’50s. Because we’d done all the ’40s monsters, there’s nobody left, really. The Invisible Man, although he’s not really a monster. So my thought is I love Tarantula, I love Them!, although that’s a Warner Bros. movie. The giant insects and the melting face from Tarantula and the Metaluna mutant. Even Universal had some really cool monsters in the ’50s that they didn’t have in the ’40s and that might be the route.”


It centers on five youngsters who find themselves up against the combined might of classic Universal Monsters such as Dracula, The Wolf Man, Gill-man, The Mummy, and Frankenstein’s monster – reimagined by the likes of Stan Winston.

Duncan Regehr stars as Count Dracula with Jonathan Gries & Carl Thibault as The Wolf Man, Tom Woodruff Jr. as Gill-man, Michael Reid MacKay as Mummy, and Tom Noonan as Frankenstein’s monster.

The cult classic monster mash sports a 64% rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: A fun ’80s adventure with a slightly scary twist, The Monster Squad offers tween-friendly horror with just enough of a kick.

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