Fred Dekker
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Monster Mashups: 'The Monster Squad' Turns 25
10 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

By examining the legacy of this unique horror hybrid and its ties to the classic Universal Monsters on the eve of the film's 25th anniversary, we learn a bit more why monster movies have always thrilled us all.


The Monster Squad: 20th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
24 Nov 2009 // 2:58 PM

The juggling act of comedy, horror, and children mostly works because Dekker was able to find a group of kids to carry the film who, while not quite Abbott and Costello, are neither cutesy nor campy.

RoboCop Trilogy (1987/1990/1993)
2 Aug 2004 // 7:00 PM

Strikingly, RoboCop's political insights are as timely today as on its release in 1987.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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