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Monster Mash
Directed byGuido Manuli
Written by
Produced by
Starring
Narrated byPhil Trainer
Edited by
  • Tom King
  • Ian Bartell
Music byJohn Carnochan
Production
companies
Distributed byUniversal Studios Home Video (North America)
RAI Trade[1] (International)
Release date
  • August 29, 2000 (2000-08-29)
Running time
60 minutes
Countries
  • Italy
  • United States
LanguageEnglish

Monster Mash (Italian: Chi ha paura?) is a 2000 Italian-American direct-to-video animated musical comedy horror film co-produced by DIC Entertainment, L.P. and Rai Fiction. It is an original story, based on the lore of Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and Count Dracula.

Plot

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Drac, Frank and Wolf were the scariest monsters around, until they became associated with fun and other things happening like Drac no longer having his fangs and Wolf going bald. They end up summoned by the Superior Court of Horrors, where the judge orders them to prove that they are still scary by the end of 24 hours or they will be sentenced to an eternity entertaining at children's parties. Drac, Frank, and Wolf are assigned to scare the Tinklemeister family.

The Tinklemeisters soon end up assisting Drac, Frank, and Wolf into proving that they are still scary, even when the Grim Reaper Prosecutor sends three new monsters-Freddie de Spaghetti: King of Carbohydrates (a humanoid spaghetti monster based on Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees), Chicky the Doll of Destruction (a wind-up toy based on Chucky) and the Alien Eater-to make sure that they all fail in their mission.

Cast

Songs

Release

Monster Mash was released on VHS on August 29, 2000 in the United States by Universal Studios Home Video.

It received an Italian DVD release in 2003 from Alfadedis Entertainment. In the United States, the feature was bundled alongside Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman and four episodes of Archie's Weird Mysteries as part of the Monster Bash Fun Pack DVD on September 7, 2004.

A standalone DVD was released by NCircle Entertainment in 2007, although it removes a metafictional moment towards the end of the film, as well as the "Monster Mash" music video, due to copyright issues with Universal.

References

  1. ^ "Studios playing it safe in the pick-up game". Kidscreen.com. Retrieved November 3, 2021.