Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Mad Monster Party



I'm a sucker for the old Rankin/Bass TV specials, but my favorite--which happens to be my favorite Halloween movie--is Mad Monster Party?
The "animagic" in the show is a little clunkier than, say, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer or Santa Claus is Coming to Town, but the characters are so awesome and the soundtrack is pure kitsch from the late 60s.

The legendary Boris Karloff lends his voice as Baron von Frankenstein and Phyllis Diller voices "Thang's" wife, who has that unforgettable laugh and is decked out in Go-Go boots.

Someone actually gave me the movie on VHS as a gift several years ago and when I saw that it had been reissued on DVD, I couldn't wait to get it and watch it with Mr. Na--who's fast becoming a fan! The DVD version is amazing, too, which makes watching it even more pleasurable!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've never seen this one, and just heard of it recently. I have no idea how I totally missed this one, because it sounds awesome!

Poppy

nabdaddy said...

sounds like a great show. like your blog.

i am ken, from the italian dinner and eggers night. i would like to invite to my haloween party. my email is kmcnabbus@yahoo.com. it is on the 29th. litsa and suzanne are invited too. litsa has all the info.

ken