With Predator in theaters, it’s the perfect time to revisit The Monster Squad


There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services, and recommending a single perfect thing to watch this weekend.

What to watch

The Monster Squad, a 1987 film that pays loving homage to the classic Universal Studios monsters, while altering their designs just enough to avoid infringing on any copyrights. Directed by Fred Dekker, who co-wrote the script with Shane Black, it landed with a thud as the 1987 summer movie season drew to a close, but it picked up a cult…

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