Posted on 7/12/09 02:03 PM
Little Monsters was my favorite movie when I was 5 years old. Now I'm just about 25 and re-watching this film was a blast. I forgot a lot about this movie and it was funny to be reminded of the production quality of the film. The sets were constructed very cheaply with broken pallets piecing together an eerie underworld, but as a child that didn't seem to matter.
One thing that surprised me about this movie is how eerie it really is. The character of Boy is like a creepy underworld version of Gary Numan, who sheds his fake flesh to show his true creepy ass monster face at the end of the movie. I'm sort of surprised that this movie didn't scare me at 5 years old, then again I remember my parents having me watch movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street when i was even younger.
Overall it was a pretty decent view. I was entertained the whole time although the writing is extremely corny. Fred Savage does a great job at what he does best and that's being a kid. Howie Mandel plays an over the top monster who is funny at times and annoying at others. If you're in the mood for a cheesy kids movie from the 80's give it a watch. If not stay away from this film. You will most likely hate it.