Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Rankin/Bass, the makers of countless children's classics like RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER and FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, bring all of our favorite creatures together for a MAD MONSTER PARTY! Doctor Frankenstein assembles the ghouls for a secret meeting that will decide his successor as the leader of the Worldwide Organization of Monsters, but a power struggle pits Dracula, The Werewolf, The Creature, and many more against one another in a giant monster mash. Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller lend their voices to Dr. Frankenstein and The Monster's Mate, while character actor Allen Swift plays each of the remaining spooks. No detail has been overlooked in this elaborate production, which is filled with incredibly ornate sets and clever redesigns for the monsters. The puppetry and stop-motion animation each live up to the company's high standards of excellence, and involve everything from dance numbers to an all-out brawl. Despite being made for children, MAD MONSTER PARTY also features many adult themes to please the parents. Monster fans can't miss this Halloween favorite!

Rating: 8/10.

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6 comments:

  1. Glad you liked this one, Carl. This used to get played a lot on TV when I was a kid. It's a fun little movie.

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  2. The kid enjoyed it a ton too, but surprisingly my wife didnt care for it when she watches Rudolph every friggin year for Christmas. I thought the production design was incredible here!

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  3. LMAO! I tried to get Christine to watch it last Halloween and she balked at it said it looked stupid from the cover. And she ADORES the Rankin-Bass claymation specials, too.

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  4. I cant belive it this is a classic!How could anyone not want to see THIS?

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  5. I grew up in the 70s in Detroit Michigan. Every Saturday"Sir Graves Ghastly" hosted a horror movie program. I saw this movie ONCE & LOVED IT!!! Whenever I describe it to my contemporaries & ask if they recall the movie l get strange looks. So glad to find it (l WASN'T DREAMING!!!!). Can't wait to watch it with my kids & grandkids! THEY WILL CRACK UP!

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  6. I'm glad I could help you rediscover the film, that is the whole reason I started this site, and it makes all of the hard work worth it. Thanks for the comment!

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