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Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Unrated | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 8 March 1967 (USA)
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When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules Bass

Writers:

Len Korobkin (screenplay), Harvey Kurtzman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Boris Karloff ... Baron Boris von Frankenstein (voice)
Allen Swift Allen Swift ... Felix Flankin / Yetch / Dracula / Invisible Man / Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde / Chef Machiavelli / Captain / First Mate / Mr. Kronkite / Mail Man / The Monster (voice)
Gale Garnett ... Francesca (voice)
Phyllis Diller ... The Monster's Mate (voice)
Ethel Ennis Ethel Ennis ... Title Song Singer (voice)
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Storyline

When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there including Dracula, The Werewolf, The Creature, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and many more. But Frankenstein's title is not all that is at stake. The famous doctor has also discovered the secret of total destruction that must not fall into the wrong hands! Written by Anonymous

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At long last, a Motion Picture with absolutely no cultural value!! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Monster Party See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The name of Baron von Frankenstein's island home is a pun: "Isle of Evil" sounds like "I Love Evil". See more »

Goofs

When the clock chimes, Dr. Frankenstein says it's 1:00, but the clock actually reads 6:55, plus it chimes six times. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Baron von Frankenstein: Ah... a lifetime of experimentation capped in one small vial. Now to the final step: The infusion of energy.
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Connections

Spoofs King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Different
Music and Lyrics by Maury Laws and Jules Bass Performed by The Monster's Mate (Phyllis Diller)
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Very Strange, Very Amusing
19 February 2000 | by fomblinSee all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie tonight on AMC, and was surprised that I hadnt seen it as a kid in the 70's, since many other Rankin/Bass 60min holiday films were shown every year.

This is a full length movie, and while it is great for the kids there are plenty of jokes and elements for the adults. I mean, for one thing, the voluptuous love interest Fransesca is wearing a see-through dress, complete with visible panties, and even cleavage. Also, some of the plot is quite dark, including a great party scene in which the monsters all get drunk an beat each other up.

If you're a fan of the clay puppet works of Rankin, like Rudolph and the bizarre Christmas special "Year Without a Santa Clause," you'll like this animation style. In fact, if you are as nuts as I am you will notice some doll costumes used in this that were used earlier in Rudoplh the Red Nosed Reindeer (in particular, the little red hats used for the footmen for the Lion king of the Ilse of Misfit Toys is used on some nefarious henchmen of Dr Frankenstein)

This movie is full of strange site gags and bizarre musical numbers. I would suggest watching this with a cocktail or five, because it gets rather surreal very fast. And the ending is not what you might expect in a movie supposedly made for kids.

Worth it at least for the Phyllis Diller alone.


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