Chicago’s annual Cinepocalypse Festival just announced its complete slate for 2018. Of most interest is a new documentary about Fred Dekker’s 1987 horror comedy classic, The Monster Squad: Wolfman’s Got Nards! The official synopsis reads: “This heartfelt documentary explores the power of cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic The Monster Squad and the impact it has on fans, cast and crew, and the industry.”
Cinepocalypse’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to filmmaker Ernest R. Dickerson (Demon Knight); director Lana Wachowski will attend a screening of her and her sister Lilly’s 1996 thriller, Bound; and film critics Drew McWeeny and Scott Weinberg will host a live version of their podcast ’80s All Over with special guest Jonah Ray, from Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Cinepocalypse will take place June 21-28, at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre. More information about the festival is available at the Music Box Theatre website.
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Check out a trailer and synopsis for The Monster Squad below; the film stars Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, and Stephen Macht.
Official Synopsis: Five youngsters find themselves up against the combined might of Dracula, the Mummy, the Gill Man and Frankenstein’s Monster who arrive in town in search of a magic amulet.