Monster Squad is a perfect example of the "monster mash" genera of horror film. A monster mash movie is one that features classic horror icons teaming up to do evil. In Monster Squad, Dracula forms a supergroup with the Wolfman, Frankenstein, the Mummy and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. It's never really clear what Dracula's plan is, but it involves a mystic amulet and an endless supply of dynamite. The only ones who can possibly stop him are a bunch of kids from the 80's who talk like cops from a bad Bruce Willis movie.
The plucky kids befriend Frankenstein and teach him some bodacious 80's slang. Yes, you get to see Frankenstein say "bogus". There are more montages set to bouncy pop music than you can imagine. And like any totally gnarly movie of the era there is a rap played over the end credits that rehashes the whole plot.
Directed by Fred Dekker (RoboCop 3) the whole thing has a delightfully cheesy action movie quality to it. Spoiler alert, Dracula blows up the squad's treehouse. How very bogus of him.
Please enjoy Monster Squad. And if you take away only one thing from this film, just remember that Wolfman has nards.