The Monster Squad came out when I was a Sophomore in college and was aimed well younger than my demographic. As such, I never got around to seeing it despite hearing from others that it was really good. Years later, I started getting students in class that saw Monster Squad as one of the films that got them into the genre. Eventually I picked it up, but I still haven't got around to watching it. Tonights is the night. Given my love for Fright Night and the classic Universal monsters, this 80's tale of a group of youngsters trying to fight off Dracula and his cohorts should be right up my alley.
Ghosted (Image Comics)
The other horror on my to-do list for tonight is to read a few more issues of Ghosted, one of the best horror comics out at the moment (I'll probably discuss Rachel Rising and Afterlife with Archie later in the month). Ghosted features a protagonist partially inspired by Danny Ocean from Ocean's 11. He is capable of putting together a team and stealing anything that he (or a client wants). When we meet Jackson Winters, however, he is in prison after a failed heist that left all of his crew dead. He is broken out of prison at the whim of a mad billionaire who need him to steal a ghost from a famous haunted mansion. The story is interesting and well-told. The art is great throughout. I really enjoyed the first three issues and have high hopes that it will join Locke & Key and Rachel Rising as horror comics that elevate the genre in that format.