THE PLOT THUS FAR
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Boris Karloff provides the voice of Dr. Frankenstein, who is so excited about creating his latest monster that he throws a party and invites all his monster friends to his castle for his shindig. That means Dracula, Wolf Man, Dr. Jekyll (he brings Mr. Hyde with him), the Invisible Man, the Hunchback, The Mummy and the Creature from the Black Lagoon are all under one roof and theyre ready to party. Tensions arise however when Frankenstein announces hes handing his experiments over to his nerdy nephew Felix, which doesnt sit well with some of the monsters, who try to do away with him.
If youre like me, then all you need to hear is the words Rankin-Bass and Boris Karloff to be completely sold on this flick. The animation is suitably tacky and theres also a great Shirley Bassey style theme song in there too. The film is also filled with some truly priceless puns such as: My sister was the white sheep of the family, Now youll discover who was the original Batman!, and Youre my type! O-Negative!
All of the finer points aside, Mad Monster Party really shouldve been an hour long TV special and not a feature length movie. It wouldve benefited from some tighter editing, less annoying supporting characters, and fewer songs. Phyllis Diller, the only other star vocal talent in the cast, isnt as grating as she normally can be but she doesnt really bring a lot to the film. Having said that; Mad Monster Party for all its faults is still pretty irresistible.
RELEASE DATE: 09/08/09