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The scary and silly goings-on at a mad scientist vampire's home/lab.
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Cast

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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)

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Riff Markowitz (unknown episodes)
 
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Riff Markowitz (unknown episodes)

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Mitch Markowitz .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Riff Markowitz .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
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Van Fike .... wigs (unknown episodes)
Hilda Healey .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Robert Laden .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
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Jim Borecki .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Larry DeNardis .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
 
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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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Most of the dialogue was improvised.See more »
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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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The Narrator:Another lovely day begins with ghosts and gouls with greenish skin. So close your eyes and you will find that you've arrived at Castle Frightenstein. Perhaps the Count will find a way to make his monster work today. For if he solves this monstermania he can return to Transylvania. So welcome where the sun won't shine to the castle of Count Frightenstein.
[Insidious laughter]
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Perfect!, 27 August 2010
Author: joan6350 from Canada

Hilarious House of Frightenstein was a perfect show!

I love classic low budget Canadian shows that were still great. Even though they had little money to spend on their productions they made great shows because they obviously really cared, and this show for kids is maybe the best example of that.

Billy Van was a true talent who played most of the characters himself but it played them differently enough that it wasn't annoying and they actually seemed like different people. The characters and skits were very creative and fun and also educational pieces were shown for the value of the children.

I am lucky to have found some DVDs of this show at the pawn shop this summer and the shows are just as great as I remember them.

Great, campy fun! That's how I would describe it. To think it was made right in my home town of Hamilton at CHCH where so many other great shows (Smith and Smith Comedy Mill) were made and they continue making good shows today (This Movie Sucks) that are Canadian and proudly low budget despite their good quality. I still can't believe they had Vincent Price! That is so awesome.

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