Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller lend their vocal talents to this bizarre stop-motion animated parody of horror films. Dr. Frankenstein makes plans for his retirement and convenes a meeting of all monsters to announce his replacement.
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"I had seen other stop-motion animated features, and they were either not engaging or they're just too bizarre. There was one I liked when I was a kid called Mad Monster Party. People thought Nightmare was the first stop-motion animated monster musical, but that was." - Tim Burton, Burton On Burton
Considering all the talent involved and the idea of a monster crossover, this is a rather lackluster effort. Feels overly long at 90 mins. There just isn't enough narrative to hold us over and the attention begins to wain. One two punch of good songs around the middle (skeleton band for the win) helps as does Diller whose laugh is exactly like Michelle Visage on Drag Race. But wow, dark ending.
Fantastically adult without compromising its childlike charm, and the combination of several different monsters doesn't feel overwhelming. Definitely one of the best monster mashes out there, and the stop motion aspect is just the cherry on top.