Monster Squad (1976)
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It was a clean Saturday morning kids show that spun Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Wolf Man in a positive light by fighting crime.
Though I liked the Monster Squad movie very much, it had too much swearing for kids 12 and under to hear. However, the TV show that shares a similar title, featured the trio of monster waxed figures coming to life. Plus, one got to see Fred Grandy play the wax museum's janitor at the beginning of his Hollywood career.
Please release Monster Squad (1976) TV series on DVD. It would be a gem to watch. - Thor
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.