I had a crap ton of fun examining Sara’s room from Adventures in Babysitting a couple weeks ago, so I figured I’d take a second to take a closer look at another pop culture bedroom. This time I decided to scope out Eugene’s room in one of my favorite flicks, 1987’s The Monster Squad!
There really only one scene with the bedroom in the flick, the iconic beat where Eugene, scared out of his wits, begs his dad to come and get the monster out of his closet. But in that minute or two of footage there are a ton of cool things in the background. But let’s start with Eugene himself as he’s wearing some pretty darn bitchin’ PJ’s…
1). Robotech Odyssey Pajamas
That’s right, Eugene is a fan of the 80s Carl Macek re-edit of the Macross Space (Soap) Opera. Front and center on that rad nightshirt is none other than Rick Hunter, Roy Folker, and Captain Gloval. But that’s not all the giant mech goodness in this room as we’ll see in a later screenshot. So let’s take a closer look at Eugene’s room shall we…
2). The Punisher Poster
3). Garbage Pail Kids Stickers
4). Godzilla Toy
5). My Pet Monster
6). Wolverine Poster
So, I think it can be firmly established that the set designer decided that Eugene was into comics, in particular some of the more violent vigilantes in the Marvel Universe! There are also some GPK stickers on the wall, though it’s kind of hard to make out which ones. There are more GPK stickers on his closet door that I’ll run down in a bit. Like Sara in Adventures in Babysitting, Eugene was a proud owner of a My Pet Monster too. Let’s take a clearer peep at those Marvel posters…
It kind of cool to realize that Eugene was into the same characters that I was growing up, and I’m totally jealous of that Rick Leonardi Wolverine poster! Anyway, what else is in his room?
7). Dreadstar Poster
8). Comico Comics posters (Jonny Quest on top and a jam poster featuring Mage, Grendel, Jonny Quest and Robotech among other characters…)
9). Mickey & Minnie Mouse lamp
Continuing the comic book theme we can get a glimpse of some Comico branded posters on Eugene’s wall. Not only was he reading Wolverine and the Punisher, but also potentially Matt Wagner’s Mage and Grendel as well! Seriously it’s like that set designer was pulling inspiration from my very mind! There are a couple of other posters in the room that I couldn’t peg (one to the left of and one below the Wolverine poster in the second screenshot), as well as a toy helicopter on his bureau underneath the Punisher poster. Anyone out there have any guesses? Here’s a better look at that Comico mash-up poster…
Okay, last but certainly not least, a better look at some of the Garbage Pail Kids on Eugene’s closet door…
10). More GPKs. Specifically Roy Bot, Apple Corey, Stoned Sean, and Warmin Norman from the 3rd series, Basket Casey, Larry Lips and Dana Druff from the 4th series. The rest I can’t get a good enough look at…
So, anything I missed?
Other Awesome Bedrooms I’ve covered…
Sara’s Room from Adventures in Babysitting
Mikey’s room from the Goonies
David’s room from Flight of the Navigator
Robbie’s room from Poltergeist
Ben’s room from The Explorers
Pee Wee’s room from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
Elliot’s room from E.T.
Fred Savage’s room from The Princess Bride
Josh’s room from Big