Mad Monster Party (1967)




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The only theatrical feature from Rankin/Bass -- the outfit behind countless animated holiday TV specials including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman -- this quaint and colorful production pays amusing homage to nearly every movie monster in Universal's catalog, even to the extent of recruiting Boris Karloff to supply the voice of Baron Von Frankenstein. The story begins as the aged Baron invites all members of the Worldwide Organization of Monsters to attend the unveiling of … More

Rating: G
Genre: Horror, Animation, Kids & Family, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Leo Korobkin, Forrest J Ackerman, Harvey Kurtzman, Len Korobkin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2003
Anchor Bay Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for Mad Monster Party

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

A novel animated gem for the Halloween season...

Full Review… | October 7, 2013
Cinema Crazed

nostalgia is key in this loving pastiche of bygone horror. The outmodedness of the villains, even the corniness of the gags, only adds to the film's irresistible charms. It is a fitting swansong to the whole era of 'castle horror'

Full Review… | February 8, 2010
Little White Lies

It doesn't take much effort to spot the short cuts the filmmakers have taken.

Full Review… | November 6, 2009

... the mix of innocence, stop-motion slapstick, off-beat spoofing, and just plain goofiness is a lot of fun, and sometimes the sheer absurdity of it all can sneak up on you.

Full Review… | September 7, 2009

Audience Reviews for Mad Monster Party

I liked this movie because of the cast and the cool puppets, but I didn't like this movie because it tries too hard to be funny and the songs are annoying. Overall, it's okay, but I was expecting more from the title and actors.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

I'm not a big fan of the Rankin/Bass specials, but I do appreciate all of the hard work that went into them. It's nice to see them tackle something other than Christmas for a change, but the overall product just isn't as much fun as I'd hoped it would be.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

Pretty cool stop motion, with some of the songs.

Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer

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