Anna and I recently watched Monster Squad to celebrate Halloween. That movie really stands the test of time. There is so much in it that you really couldn't get away with in movies nowadays too- namely kids acting like kids.
The interaction between Phoebe (Ashley Bank) and Frankenstein's Monster (Tom Noonan) was one of my favorite aspects of the film. And Ashley Bank was just hilarious. It's so nice seeing kids acting like little kids. Little kids in movies nowadays are either way too emotionally mature, or just obnoxious. Likeable children in movies seems like it was some kind of 80s phenomenon that writers/directors have lost the knack for nowadays. Maybe it's cause production companies won't let them say "shit" anymore?