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Release Date:
11 September 1976 (USA) See more »
When trouble arises, three monster wax figures come to life to battle evil.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 6)

Henry Polic II ... Dracula (5 episodes, 1976)

Buck Kartalian ... Bruce W. Wolf (5 episodes, 1976)

Mike Lane ... Frank N. Stein (5 episodes, 1976)

Fred Grandy ... Walter (5 episodes, 1976)

Series Directed by
Herman Hoffman (1 episode, 1976)
James Sheldon (1 episode, 1976)
Series Writing credits
Stanley Ralph Ross (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
R.S. Allen .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Harvey Bullock .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
William P. D'Angelo .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Richard LaSalle (3 episodes, 1976)
Series Cinematography by
Alan Stensvold (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Film Editing by
Ernest Flook (2 episodes, 1976)

Robert Phillips (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Garrick Ebbins (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Art Direction by
Keaton S. Walker (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Set Decoration by
Michael Wilson (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Production Management
Bill Schwartz .... production manager (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Messinger .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Art Department
Bill Bates .... property master (2 episodes, 1976)
Patricia Van Ryker .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Sound Department
Bill Edmondson .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Stunts
Victor Paul .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Goldenhar .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1976)
Charles La Rocca .... key grip (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Turturice .... costumes by (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Editorial Department
Robert Phillips .... editorial supervision (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Other crew
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (1 episode, 1976)
Linda Morrow .... executive assistant: to Wm. P. D'Angelo (1 episode, 1976)

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Additional Details

30 min (15 episodes)
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Buck Kartalian, playing Bruce W. Wolf, is easily the most athletic member of the cast. Though short, he's a former bodybuilder and professional wrestler.See more »
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Referenced in Goolians (2006) (V)See more »


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1 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Wow! This Is Bad! Six-year-olds might like it. though., 2 July 2009
Author: Bill357 from United States

Who would have thought that a show with Dracula, the Wolf Man, and Frankenstein's monster teaming up to "save the world" would be so bad. Then again, what should I expect from a 70's Saturday morning show?

When I read that this was from the makers of the original Batman TV series I thought this might be good campy fun but it wasn't. It was horrible! This actually makes Batman look highly sophisticated.

Monster Squad tries hard to emulate the success of Batman ten years earlier but the writers don't seem to have enough imagination to bring us memorable scenarios or villains. The first episode's villain (Queen Bee) is probably the most annoying I've seen outside of a cartoon ever.

Each episode appears to only have two or three cardboard cutout sets where all the "action" takes place. Speaking of the action, every episode ends with a jaw-droppingly awful fight where the monsters defeat the super-villain's henchmen. The Wolf Man, Dracula, and Frankenstein's Monster seem to just stand there and flail their arms while the people they fight fall all over the scenery! It's so bad it makes the fighting in the Batman series look like a John Woo movie!

The only thing even remotely enjoyable about this TV series is the performance by the actor that plays Dracula. He delivers his corny lines with an expression on his face that seems to be saying "What the hell am I doing here?" They should have put him in a better show.

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