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The scary and silly goings-on at a mad scientist vampire's home/lab.
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 (Series Cast [4])
Billy Van ... Bwanna Clyde Batty / ... (131 episodes, 1971)
Julius Sumner Miller ... The Professor (131 episodes, 1971)

Vincent Price ... The Narrator (131 episodes, 1971)
Fishka Rais ... Igor (131 episodes, 1971)

Series Directed by
Riff Markowitz (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Riff Markowitz (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Mitch Markowitz .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Riff Markowitz .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Van Fike .... wigs (unknown episodes)
Hilda Healey .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Robert Laden .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Borecki .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Larry DeNardis .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Jerry Appleton .... floor director (unknown episodes)
Nancy Pruss .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
June Tyack .... educational consultant (unknown episodes)
Brooke Weslak .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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60 min (130 episodes)
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Count Frightenstein is the 13th son of Count Dracula.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In a cooking segment Grizelda tosses an orange into the cauldron and misses but there's still an accompanying splash sound as the orange bounces off the floor.See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
great things sometimes come in the oddest of packages..., 1 April 1999
Author: Kingdom James from The Handsome Genius Club, Toronto

Produced all in one shot at the CHCH-TV studios in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1971, this show elevates low budgets as the mother of creative invention to deity-status. Character actor Billy Van reaches his zenith with his portrayal of not only the self-important Count, but also a plethora of others, all of to whom he breathes life and very distinct personalities.

The groovy, record-spinning Wolfman. The Animal-loving Dr. Pet-vet. The crazed Julia Childs of Transylvania, Grizelda (who always added a pinch of Walt to every recipe...Walt was of course a large jug of her late husband's ashes). The Oracle. Bwana Clyde Batty. The list goes on.

And not to be outdone, the spooky environs of the Count's castle were shared by Fishka Rais' lovable oaf, Igor. Whether he was catching heck from the Count, dancing up a storm to a soul record with the Wolfman or begging the Three-Toed Sloth to finally let him keep one the animals Dr. Pet-vet offered couldn't help but love the big green-skinned under-dog.

Oh, and nostalgia buffs be alert!!! During a huge lull in his career, horror icon Vincent Price accepted the role of the Narrator, wise sage and "host" of the show. Spouting playful rhymes that served to introduce each new segment, Price lent a certain credibility to the castle's proceedings.

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein was and still is just that, hilarious. Here's the best way to look at the show...SCTV for kids.

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