Monster Force
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The first DVD volume cover of Monster Force, released in 2009
Developed byMarv Wolfman
Directed byChris Schouten
Voices of
ComposerEdmund Eagan
Country of origin
No. of episodes13
Executive producerSheldon S. Wiseman
  • Kathi Castillo
  • Gerald Tripp
Production companiesUniversal Cartoon Studios
Lacewood Productions
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseApril 9 (April 9, 1994) –
July 16, 1994 (July 16, 1994)

Monster Force is a 13-episode animated television series created in April 9, 1994 by Universal Cartoon Studios and Canadian studio Lacewood Productions. The story is set in approximately 2020 and centers on a group of teenagers who, with help of high tech weaponry, fight off against classic Universal Monsters and spiritual beings threatening humanity. Some of the crew have personal vendettas (e.g., one has the "curse of the Wolfman" that has been handed down through generations and another had a family member taken away from her by Dracula), while others fight for mankind out of a sense of altruism.[1] The series aired in syndication alongside another Universal animated series, Exosquad. Universal Studios Home Entertainment released the first seven episodes to DVD on September 15, 2009.[2]


In the distant future, six college students and their professor have formed the Monster Force, a squad dedicated to keeping the world safe from the likes of Dracula, The Mummy and an evil legion of supernatural criminals known as the creatures of the night.


The "good guys" bear the name of "Monster Force" and are led by Dr. Reed Crawley. Creatures of the Night (de facto led by Dracula, the greatest vampire in history) represent the "bad guys".

Monster Force

Creatures of the Night


No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date
1"Sign of the Dragon"Paul EdickApril 9, 1994 (April 9, 1994)
Dracula and Renfield abduct Luke and try to destroy his humanity and make him embrace being a monster by forcing him to kill the rest of the Monster Force.
2"Stalking the Beast"Ken RossApril 30, 1994 (April 30, 1994)
Bela, the wolfman who cursed Luke's family with lycanthropy, attempts to get a hold of a cane that can allegedly control all werewolves.
3"Immortality of Evil"Darson HallMay 7, 1994 (May 7, 1994)
Dracula assembles other ancient vampires to help him perform a ritual that will supposedly remove all of their weaknesses and mutate them into Gods.
4"Return of the Creature from the Black Lagoon"Mary Crawford
Alan Templeton
May 14, 1994 (May 14, 1994)
A greedy researcher's plundering of a sunken city draws the ire of the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
5"Dark Deception"Patrick GranleeseMay 21, 1994 (May 21, 1994)
The Monster Force storms Dracula's castle with the assistance of a cantankerous and old-fashioned vampire hunter named Abraham Stoker.
6"He Walks Again"Ken RossMay 28, 1994 (May 28, 1994)
HoTep, an evil Egyptian sorcerer who was mummified alive, is awakened by archaeologists and pitted against the Monster Force by Dracula.
7"Dark City"Mary Crawford
Alan Templeton
June 4, 1994 (June 4, 1994)
The Monster Force becomes trapped inside a malevolent, living city that feeds on the life force of those it lures into it.
8"Prisoner of Kaliaga"Darson HallJune 11, 1994 (June 11, 1994)
While the rest of the team deals with a poltergeist, Tripp and Lance are taken prisoner by a secluded secret society.
9"The Rage of Frankenstein's Bride"Mary Crawford
Alan Templeton
June 18, 1994 (June 18, 1994)
The long-lost mate of Frankenstein's Monster resurfaces in Europe, on the run from a mad scientist who wants to replicate the process that created her and the Monster.
10"The Return of the Mummy"Mary Crawford
Alan Templeton
June 25, 1994 (June 25, 1994)
11"In Pursuit of the Wolf"Mary Crawford
Alan Templeton
July 2, 1994 (July 2, 1994)
12"Caged Fury"Darson HallJuly 9, 1994 (July 9, 1994)
13"Operation Morning Light"Darson HallJuly 16, 1994 (July 16, 1994)

See also


  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 562–563. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  2. ^ Lambert, David (June 19, 2009). "Monster Force - Universal to Release Volume 1 of the 1994 Animated Show". Archived from the original on July 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-21.