by Alejandra Gonzalez
Whether it’s watching on opening day, or being secretly introduced by an older sibling because we weren’t quite old enough yet, it seems like everyone has a momentous, life altering story behind how they came across some of their favorite movies.
While I fell absolutely in love with The Monster Squad when I first watched it, I still wish I had a better story to tell about how it came into my life so that it makes better sense when I express what it means to me. The truth is I was already an adult when I first watched The Monster Squad, deciding to pop it in on an average day in 2012, not being really aware of the huge family of fans that it had already cultivated. I knew I would like it, but I never fully anticipated that it would eventually reveal the perfect example of what communities of people who love the same movie can (and should) be. In the same way, I had a wildly personal experience watching Wolfman's Got Nards this week at Popcorn Frights Film Festival. The documentary, while being primarily about The Monster Squad, is even more so about the visceral love of horror and movies that creates a profound solidarity between people.