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Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Unrated | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 8 March 1967 (USA)
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On the Isle of Evil, the head of the "World Organization of Monsters" reveals his imminent retirement and that he has refined a formula for total destruction, only to be upset when the monsters try to steal the formula and kill his nephew.

Director:

Jules Bass

Writers:

Len Korobkin (screenplay), Harvey Kurtzman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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It's the Silliest Party of the Year... and you're all invited! See more »


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Trivia

In September 1967, Dell publishers released the comic book version of this film. Priced at 12 cents, it was 36 pages long, in color, and featured three stills from the movie on the cover. 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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Alternate Versions

In the new DVD and video release by Anchor Bay, at the very end of the film the word "Yeah" which is sung by Francesca and followed by a couple creepy musical notes is not included. See more »

Connections

References The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Our Time to Shine
Music and Lyrics by Maury Laws and Jules Bass Performed by Francesca (Gale Garnett)
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"Did you sell your soul to the devil at that monster party last night?"
4 November 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Baron von Frankenstein summons all the classic movie monsters like Dracula, the Mummy, the Wolfman, etc. to his castle to announce his retirement. When the monsters find out he plans to name his nerdy nephew his successor, they aren't pleased. I love Rankin/Bass and I love classic horror movies, especially the Universal monster movies. So this is right up my alley. As with the classic Rankin/Bass TV specials, the stop-motion animation is the primary selling point. If the animation does nothing for you, then you're in for a tough slog here. Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller are the two most well-known actors providing voices to this. Others are impressions of the likes of Peter Lorre and Jimmy Stewart. The character Francesca is probably the sexiest thing Rankin/Bass did. Her catfight scene is awesome. The songs are terrific. So much fun. This really is a must for fans of Universal monster movies and Rankin/Bass.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Monster Party See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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