Stranger Things vs The Monster Squad
Nothing seemed cooler as a kid in the ’80s than being part of a ragtag group of teenagers fighting monsters. Fast forward to today, when you’re an adult nothing seems cooler than being in your 80’s and being part of a gang fighting monsters. Some things just never change! The Duffer Brothers who created stranger thingsThey knew that when they launched the hugely popular series on Netflix about the supernatural happenings in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. But really, they just traded some of that decade’s nostalgia for inspiration from films like ET., poltergeist, ghostbusters, and The Goonies produced.
Yes, when we talk about 80’s movies about wild kids fighting scary monsters, let’s not forget to mention that The monster squad. Directed by Fred Dekker and co-written by Shane Black, the story follows a terrific group of teenagers battling the classic monsters consisting of Dracula, Frankenstein (ahem Frankenstein’s Monster), The Wolfman, The Mummy and Gil-man . stranger things is not that different. There you have the Dungeons & Dragons-loving Hawkins kids who must save their hometown from terrifying beings like the Demogorgon, The Mind Flayer, and Vecna. Both have similar concepts and enough ’80s nostalgia that we can’t help but compare the two.
So grab some Eggo Waffles and let’s find out what happens when these two titles… FACE OFF!
This episode of Face Off was written by Bryan Wolford, narrated by Shawn Knippelberg and edited by Lance Vlcek. But don’t let us have the last word – tell us in the comments what your choice is – stranger things or The monster squad?
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