Virgins beware, an official trailer for THE MONSTER SQUAD documentary Wolfman’s Got Nards has risen! Now. THE MONSTER SQUAD might not have been a box office smash when it arrived in theaters in 1987 but since that time the teen-focused fright fest has become a cult classic across generations of fans. The movie revolves around a ragtag group of kid monster enthusiasts who soon discover that Count Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Wolf Man, and The Gill-man have come to their town with the intention of raising all manners of hell.
To celebrate the film’s storied success, filmmaker Andre Gower has directed a documentary about the movie called Wolfman’s Got Nards, which of course is a play on one of the film’s most famous lines. The doc is set for an October 27 release, just in time for this year’s Halloween festivities.
You can check out the trailer for Wolfman’s Got Nards below:
“I was thinking about all of the amazing stories that these fans have told me and our fellow castmates over the last decade of this resurgence,” Gower told EW back in 2018. “Those stories never ceased, or slowed down, or stopped. They just kept on growing, and getting deeper and more fascinating. I started to realize that there’s something really special there, that this movie had a really deep impact on a lot of people, and it was different from anything else that I could really put my finger on.”
For the doc, Gower interviewed fans who arrived in droves to attend screenings on a 30th-anniversary nationwide tour of Alamo Drafthouse theaters he organized with costars Ashley Banks and Ryan Lambert. Wolfman’s Got Nards features interviews with horror filmmakers Adam Green (HATCHET, FROZEN), Joe Lynch (EVERLY, POINT BLANK), and Jackson Stewart (BEYOND THE GATES) as well as a sit-down with The Monster Squad director Fred Dekker and his co-writer Shane Black.
“Fred Dekker was one of the first interviewees we tried to get and one of the last interviews we lined up,” Wolfman’s Got Nards producer Henry McComas said. “Fred Dekker has a very interesting relationship with The Monster Squad, where he recognizes it as his best movie and every time he talks about it he does light up, but because of its release, understandably so, there’s some contention with it. We sent him 30 minutes that we cut together and he took a look at it, and the next day he set up the interview. If you’ll notice, that interview starts with daylight and goes into the night. Once he started going, he kept talking, and it was one of the most inspirational experiences that I’ve had in my work career.”
I don’t know about you but I definitely broke a few VCRs thanks to repeat-viewings of THE MONSTER SQUAD. That movie was my business back in the day, as I was quite the monster enthusiast myself. I often fantasized about joining the squad and uncovering some unsettling mystery in my home town. Alas, Long Island, New York was a pretty boring place to grow up, unless you were on the hunt for ghosts or haunted cemetery grounds. We had plenty of those.
Wolfman’s Got Nards is produced by Pilgrim Media Group and Fitterpiper Entertainment and is set to be unleashed on October 27th.
You can peep the documentary’s badass poster below: