Supernatural

Season 4 Episode 5

Monster Movie

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 16, 2008 on The CW
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Sam and Dean investigate a town plagued with monsters from classic black-and-white horror movies.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Fun!

    10
    Okay, so I'm a little late to the game on this show. I really loved the style of this one - it was a pretty fun deviation from the ongoing storyline in season 4 so far. I do love old monster movies, so seeing a Supernatural take on one was a delight. And taking a little break from the storyline built up the suspense even more for the next episode. I wasn't sure about this show at first - would have classified it more as a "guilty pleasure" type of thing, but season 4 seems to be the best so far.moreless
  • A town is attacked by monsters from classic horror movies.

    10
    Mind blowing. Magnificent. Just perfect. This episode has just outranked Bad Day at Black Rock as the funniest Supernatural episode ever made. I was laughing like a madman when that mummy showed up. I also really loved the 50s feel. They reproduced the style with an amazing precision. It was filled with old-style cinematography techniques, it just looked so much like these old horror movies. And the music was just as perfect. At times, I couldn't believe that this was newly recorded music. It sounded like they just took the soundtrack of a real old-style monster movie and put it in there.

    I have to admit that this episode is a bit out of place, like it's getting in the way of the whole coming apocalypse thing, but I really don't mind about that. To me, it's a magnificent episode, and I don't need any more than that.moreless
  • Good, but one of the worst.

    8.0
    Supernatural Season 4 Episode 5 Monster Movie

    Sam and Dean investugate a town where monsters from old horror movies are appearing: Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein, the mummy, etc...



    1st of all I have to say it is not bad, it is good actually. It is just that was one of the worst episodes of the show. Its not the fact that it was in black and white, I rlly liked that. It was the fact that it didnt seemed to be taken seriously. I would rather have this episode not done evr, no ofense. I did liked it, though. I just didnt liked the thing with the monster from classic horror movies. I dont know, it just didnt felt right...

    But it was good, it was good.moreless
  • CLASSIC.. classic horror movie type of theme.. this one was funny and an AMAZING break from the last few episodes.. a must watch

    9.0
    Vampire, with the cape, the fangs and the accent. Warewoolf, like in the movies. Mummy, raped in bandages. Everything this show is NOT about.. Sam and Dean visit a town and find a strange string of murders, which seem like killings from an old movie. they track down the killer and find out that it's a shapshifter gone crazy.. crazy about old classic movies, he assumes the vampire to get the girl he loves, and the warewoolf and the mummy. This one was such a funny episode and is a must watch for sure. i just love the guest star doing vampire with the accent.. and the ending was so typical and refreshing.. compared to the other endings on this show :Dmoreless
  • Wonderful. Simply. Amazing.

    9.5
    Ben Edlund is a genius, there's no way around it. First he brought us 'Bad Day at Black Rock' and now he delivers 'Monster Movie', which is, simply put, one of the cleverest, brightest, most entertaining hour of television I've ever watched. Not only the script is amazing - pop culture references, movie trivia, biting sarcasm and melancholic atmosphere - but the direction, by Robert Singer, is so mindful of the old Universal monster movies that it really feels like watching an old horror flick by Tod Browning or James Whale. And the cinematography, in a luscious black and white, is just the perfect icing on the cake. I really could watch this episode over and over again and it is a testament of how deeply brilliant 'Supernatural' can be!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Sam picked the lock to enter Lucy's place, the lock knob above the handle didn't turn.

    • When Dean says this line after taking the ribbon out of his pocket to show Sam in the bar after his fight with Dracula: "This, I uh, pulled it off during the fight" his lips don't move, and the volume is different from the rest of his line, you can clearly tell this line was added in post as a voiceover.

    • When the brothers arrive in town the first night, there's a crescent moon in the sky. However, the second night when the werewolf strikes, the moon is full. The moon doesn't change phases that fast from crescent to full in a single night.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Jamie: (talking about Dean and Sam's life) That must suck. I mean, you're giving up your life for this terrible... I don't know. Responsibility.
      Dean: Last few years, I started thinking that way, and you know, it started sort of weighing on me. Of course, that was before... a little while ago, I had this... let's called it a near-death experience. Very near. And I... when I came to... things were different. My life's been different. I realize that I help people. Not just help them, you know, I save them. I guess it's... it's awesome. It's kind of like a gift. Like a mission. Kind of like a mission from God.

    • Jamie: What can I get ya?
      Dean: Oh, he doesn't drink. He's a Christian Scientist. Yeah, he doesn't even take aspirin. He's a real drag on stakeouts.

    • Sam: (pulling at Ed's ear) It's supposed to come off.
      Ed: No... it's not!

    • Dean: Room's paid for and it's Oktoberfest. C'mon, brother! Beer and bar wenches.
      Sam: Pretty sure women today don't react well to the whole "wench" thing, Dean.
      Dean: Hey, bar wench! Where's that beer?
      Jamie: Coming up, good sir.
      (Sam rolls his eyes)
      Dean: Dude. Oktoberfest.

    • Jamie: Try again tomorrow, g-man.
      Dean: I wish I could. I don't think we're stayin' on the case.
      Jamie: What? Is it too weird for you?
      Dean: Not weird enough.

    • Jamie: You're funny.
      Dean: I'm a lot more than that. I'd love to get the chance to get to show you the rest. What time do you get off?
      Jamie: Ha, ha. Like I said, funny.

    • Dean: Hey, you think this Dracula can turn into a bat? That'd be cool.

    • Jamie: So, is this what you do, you and your partner? Just tramp across the country on your own dime until you find some horrible nightmare to fight?
      Dean: Some people paint.

    • Pizza Delivery Boy: Uhh, pizza delivery.
      Dracula: Ah, you have brought a repast. Excellent. Continue to be of such service, and your life will be spared.
      Pizza Delivery Boy: Uh-huh. That'll be $15.50.
      Dracula: Tell me…
      Pizza Delivery Boy: Yeah?
      Dracula: Is there… garlic on this pizza?
      Pizza Delivery Boy: I don't know. Did you order garlic?
      Dracula: No!
      Pizza Delivery Boy: Then no. Look, mister, I've got four other deliveries to make. You want to just pay me the money so I can go?
      Dracula: Of course. Yes. But I have a coupon.

    • Dean: Hero gets the girl, monsters gets the gank. All in all, happy ending. With a happy ending, no less.
      Sam: Real classy, Dean.

    • Sam: What, he was making his own special effects?
      Dean: A mummy with good showmanship.

    • Jamie: So, you guys are like Mulder and Scully or something, and the X-Files are real?
      Dean: No. The X-Files is a TV show. This is real.
      Jamie: Oh.

    • Jamie: Wait a minute, you're a Fed? Wow, you don't come on like a Fed. Seriously?
      Dean: I'm a maverick, ma'am. A rebel with a badge. One thing I don't play by... the rules.

    • Dean: We still got to see the new Raiders movie.
      Sam: Saw it.
      Dean: Without me?
      Sam: You were in Hell.
      Dean: That's no excuse.

    • Dean: I can't get over what a pumpkin-pie-eyed, crazy son of a bitch you really are. You're not Dracula. You get that, right? Or even if you think you are Dracula, what the hell's up with the mummy?

    • Dean: Oh, thank God. Just in the nick of time. That guy was about to Frankenstein me.

    • Dean: Son of a bitch!
      Dracula: You should not use such language in the presence of my bride!
      Dean: ...okay.

    • Dean: Which leads me to conclude, sadly, that my virginity is intact.
      Sam: What?
      Dean: I've been re-hymenated!

    • Dean: It's about time the Winchesters got back to tackling a straightforward, black-and-white case.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: October 27, 2008 on Channel 10
      Denmark: December 21, 2008 on TV3
      UK: February 15, 2009 on ITV2
      Sweden: April 12, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Norway: April 23, 2009 on Fem
      Portugal: May 18, 2009 on AXN
      Spain: September 28, 2009 on AXN
      Germany: November 30, 2009 on Sky Cinema Hits
      Poland: March 12, 2010 on TVN7
      New Zealand: March 17, 2010 on TV2
      Czech Republic: June 11, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: May 10, 2011 on Sub
      Slovakia: March 20, 2013 on Markiza

    • Music: Toccata & Fugue in D Minor (Bach)

    • Injoke: This episode opened and closed with credits reminiscent of the old 1930s Warner Bros. and Universal horror films, and featuring an intermission.

    • This is the first episode filmed in black & white.

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • Dean: It looks like we stumbled upon a midnight showing of Dracula Meets the Wolf Man.
      In actuality, there is no film entitled Dracula Meets the Wolf Man. Dean must have mixed up the title of another monster match-up film, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), starring Lon Chaney, Jr. and Bela Lugosi. It detailed the Wolf Man's attempt to use the science that created Frankenstein's monster to finally kill himself.

    • Sheriff Deitrich: I mean some Satan-worshiping Anne Rice-reading Gothic psycho vampire wannabe.
      Referencing Anne Rice (born 1941), a Louisiana writer who rose to fame writing about vampires. Her first novel, Interview With The Vampire, was turned into a movie in 1994 starring Tom Cruise as the Vampire Lestat, and co-starring Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst. She has also written under the pseudonyms Anne Rampling and A. N. Roquelaure.

    • Sam: Agents Angus and Young.
      Referencing Angus Young, the lead songwriter, guitarist, and co-founder of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. Along with his older brother Malcolm, he formed the band in 1973, along with Colin Burgess, Dave Evans, and Larry Van Kriedt.

    • Dean: We got a Dracula and a Wolf Man monster-mashing it in this town?
      Monster Mash is a popular novelty song from 1962. It is musician Bobby "Boris" Pickett's best-known work.

    • Dean: We need to find this guy before he Creature from the Black Lagoons somebody.


      Referencing the 1954 film Creature from the Black Lagoon, starring Richard Carlson and Julia Adams. In it, an amphibious creature known as "Gill-man" kills research scientists seeking to find fossil evidence of the legendary creature's existence.

    • Jamie: So, you guys are like Mulder and Scully or something, and the X-Files are real?
      Referencing the long-running Fox series The X-Files (1993-2002) starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, FBI agents who investigate various alien and supernatural phenomena.

    • Shapeshifter: It was beauty that killed the beast.
      This was the last line, spoken by the character Carl Denham, in both the 1933 and 2005 King Kong films. Denham was played by Robert Armstrong in the original and Jack Black in the Peter Jackson remake.

    • Dean: And the Dude will not abide.
      Referencing the 1998 Coen brothers' cult classic, The Big Lebowski (1998), starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. In the film, title character Jeffrey Lebowski (also referred to as "The Dude") frequently uses the catchphrase "The Dude abides" to indicate his acceptance of something.

    • Dean: He almost Frankenstein-ed me.
      This is a reference to the movie Frankenstein (1931), directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff as the Monster. Dr. Frankenstein creates his monster in a lab that looked exactly like the shapeshifter's lair, using electricity on an inanimate body strapped to a table.

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