31 Days of Horror: Mad Monster Party


Mad Monster Party (1967)

MadMonsterPartyFrancescaSynopsis: When famed mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein decides it’s time to retire, he hosts one final party for all his creations and monsters where he’ll announce his successor.  When word leaks that the new leader of the Monster Council will be his human nephew, many of the other monsters begin plotting the young man’s demise so that they can take control of all of Frankenstein’s research – including a potion that can destroy entire islands.

Killer Scene: If you ever wondered what would happen if you filled a room full of monsters, including the Werewolf, Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster and his bride, the Creature, and a host of zombies, this movie gives you the answer.  First, they get drunk on wine and begin a food fight, where the violence quickly escalates.  Now that’s a party!


skulls-15Violence: Basically all of the violence is kid approved, but the puppets have a good time knocking each other around.  One guy keeps getting his head knocked off, there is a big explosion, and some monsters are caught up in the big boom.

skulls-1Sex: For a puppet, Francesca is totally hot.  She’s got red hair, green eyes, and gigantic boobs.  At one point she’s in a cat fight and gets her dress torn off and she does some sweet making out.  Nice.

skulls-1Scares: For an adult, nothing here is scary, but for kids, maybe.  There are some ghouls, some heads getting knocked around, thrown knives, all that good stuff.  It’s definitely a kids movie from 1967, before we started treating children like infants.

Final Thoughts: Halloween for many is a family event and it can be hard to find some good, quality family films.  This film isn’t great, but it should hit the spot for children.  There are plenty of jokes mixed in here that only adults will get, so you won’t be too bored.  At the end, the film really goes for it and gives you an ending that is somewhat questionable for kids.  Boom.  Then, there is also this line at the end that can completely shatter your world (no joke) in terms of who’s who and what’s what in the movie, but most kids probably won’t get it.  So for anyone who ever wondered why Halloween didn’t have a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer esque holiday movie, you just didn’t know Mad Monster Party was it.

Robert Fure is many things: horror expert, ruggedly handsome man of the world, witty prose composer, and writer of his own biography page. Beneath the bravado is a scared little boy, ready to grow into an awesome man and make lies about a scared little boy inside of him. Wait a minute...

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