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Jul 23

GSB's Flashback Fridays: THE MAD MONSTER PARTY

Hey there you guys.  It was another busy Friday, which meant another Flashback Friday post on Saturday.  But I’m okay with it if you are.

The holidays are here, and the parties and festivities are getting started.  And those wonderful classic Christmas and Holiday tales are showing on TV again.  I’m sure you all have seen Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman and one of my all-time favorites, The Little Drummer Boy (the GRINCH is on as I’m typing this).  All of these beautiful ‘Stop-Motion’ animated features were produced by Rakin-Bass Productions.  But I don’t know if many of you younger boob-tube watchers have seen their little 1967 monster comedy called THE MAD MONSTER PARTY.

I, myself haven’t seen this groovy ghouly movie in the longest.  I used to love it as a kid, but it didn’t come on too much.  Boris Karloff plays Dr. Frankenstein, who summons all the monsters to his castle for a meeting/party to announce his retirement.  He wants to choose his Nephew for the position, but that puts the boy in a deadly situation with the other monsters.  Phyllis Diller was hilarious as ever, as well as the other creepy characters.

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I always liked stories where a whole bunch of characters from a genre come together, whatever the tale.  To me, this was right up there with Rakin and Bass’ other great works.  But Geek Soul Brother could be remembering through his ‘Kid Goggles’, because when you’re a kid, everything looks better.

Anyway, slide this movie in your watch list this Christmas and holiday season.  It’s a fun treat for the family, and I think any little kid with get a kick out of it.

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