|Directed by||Guido Manuli|
|Narrated by||Phil Trainer|
|Music by||John Carnochan|
|Distributed by||Universal Studios Home Video (North America)|
RAI Trade (International)
Monster Mash (Italian: Chi ha paura?) is a 2000 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.
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 of the SCoH sends three new monsters consisting of 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.
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 meta moment towards the end of the film, as well as the "Monster Mash" music video, due to copyright.