LITTLE MONSTERS (Theatrical release USA 1989)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 1.8|5.0 Starsì

Little Monsters—stop—markets itself as a children’s entertainment piece. It is a PG-rated film that should be rated, at least, PG-13+. The film seems creepy and almost gory. The small child may be ‘scared out of their minds’ with this film. Strangely, the film markets as comedy, but the ‘creepy and almost gory’ override its silliness and small attempt at light-heartedness. Even the introduction of its title screen plays like a horror film for teens or adults. It is too scary for small children and too simple for teens. The question becomes, ‘What audience has been targeted and how well did it supply entertainment needs of that audience?’ There seems to be nothing in between the two audiences that this film addresses.

Storyline

Little monsters live under a boy’s bed.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Richard Greenberg for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Dori Berinstein and Richard Cannold for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include:
Brian Stevenson (Fred Savage), Maurice (Howie Mandel), Glen Svenson (Daniel Stern), Holly Stevenson (Margaret Whitton), Snik (Rick Ducommun), Boy (Frank Whaley), Eric (Ben Savage), Todd (William Murray Weiss), Ronnie Coleman (Devin Ratray), Kiersten (Amber Barretto), Mr. Finn (J. Michael Hunter), Principal (Tom Hull), Bus Driver (Magbee), Holly’s Friend (Lisa Cain), Beach Bum (Tony Bonsignore), Arnold (Dana Wood), Schmoog (Byron Faler), St. Louis Monster (Doug Turner), TV Guest (Donna Strickland), Father (Howard Spiegel), and Innocent Girl (Jessica Hauser).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. A better children’s watch is Nim’s Island or Sandlot.

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