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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Monstrously Fun Party

The delightful 1967 Rankin-Bass feature Mad Monster Party is one of those films with a reputation built entirely on local TV airings. The stop-motion animated (“It’s Sheer Animagic!”) film had a limited theatrical release and was then syndicated for local broadcast in the 1970s. Even though this creepily charming film never had the benefit of annual network broadcasts such as the Rankin-Bass classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Mad Monster Party is a cult favorite, especially at Halloween. (If you haven’t yet enjoyed this Halloween-time treat, the film is now on DVD). Rankin-Bass expert Rick Goldschmidt tells the whole scary-but-silly story at The poster (above) is available at Rick’s official Rankin-Bass website.

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