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The Hilarious House of Frightenstein 

The scary and silly goings-on at a mad scientist vampire's home/lab.
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1971  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Billy Van ...  Bwanna Clyde Batty / ... 130 episodes, 1971
Guy Big ...  Mini-Count 130 episodes, 1971
Mitch Markowitz Mitch Markowitz ...  Super Hippy / ... 130 episodes, 1971
Joe Torbay ...  Harvey C. Wallbanger / ... 130 episodes, 1971
Vincent Price ...  The Narrator 130 episodes, 1971
Fishka Rais ...  Igor 130 episodes, 1971
Julius Sumner Miller ...  The Professor 130 episodes, 1971
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The scary and silly goings-on at a mad scientist vampire's home/lab.

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1971 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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CHCH-TV,The Markowitz Corp. See more »
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Runtime:

(130 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Count Frightenstein is the 13th son of Count Dracula. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

The Professor: How do you do? Ladies and gentelmen, boys and girls, I am the professor Julius Sumner Miller and physics is my business.
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Crazy Credits

The animal suppliers provide "some puppies & stuff". See more »


Soundtracks

March of the Martians
Performed by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Harry Breuer
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Perfect!
27 August 2010 | by joan6350See all my reviews

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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