September 22 2021
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Over/Under Movies Episode 37: The Goonies/The Monster Squad
Kozak rating: 5 stars

Hi everyone, here's a new episode of Over/Under Movies, where three Pacific Northwest-based film critics talk about one overrated and one underrated film within the same genre, style, or tone. If you enjoy our show, please write us a review on iTunes (You can find us if you search for Over/Under Movies). We're on Twitter @overundermovies. You can also like our Facebook page at so you can be kept up to date on new episodes.

This is the second of three Halloween-themed episodes where each critic will get a turn at their pick of one overrated and one underrated horror or Halloween-appropriate film.

For this middle section, we dive into Oktay's picks as we discuss two Halloween-appropriate childrens' fantasy/adventure movies from the golden age of the sub-genre, the 1980s.

It's time for Oktay to prep for his soon-to-be-filed divorce while protecting himself against death threats after insinuating that The Goonies, the beloved childrens adventure flick from 1985, might not be as great as many others think. Will Ryan and Erik agree with him, and will Oktay survive the open criticism of his wife's favorite movie?

Next, we find out whether or not The Wolfman has "nards" as we talk about the magnificent piece of awesomeness that is 1987's The Monster Squad. Fred Dekker's Halloween classic is about a, you guessed it, squad of cursing, violent, and irreverent kids who vow to fight a bunch of classic Universal monsters hellbent on ruling the world.

Erik McClanahan is the lead film critic at Oregon Arts Watch, co-host of the Adjust Your Tracking podcast (Also available on iTunes), and a contributor at The Playlist.

Ryan Oliver is the co-host of the Unspooled Reel podcast.

Oktay Ege Kozak is a film critic for The Playlist, DVD Talk, The Oregon Herald, and Beyazperde.

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