Friday, October 28, 2016

1995 Monster Mash: The Movie

Monster Mash: The Movie is a Comedy/Horror/Musical based on the Bobby "Boris" Pickett song "Monster Mash" and the 1967 stage musical, I'm Sorry the Bridge Is Out, You'll Have to Spend the Night, also by Pickett and Sheldon Allman. The film stars Pickett himself as Dr. Frankenstein. Songs featured in both the stage musical and film "I'm Sorry the Bridge Is Out, You'll Have to Spend the Night," "Play Your Hunch," "All Eternity Blues," and "Things a Mother Goes Through." The songs "On a Night Like This," "Too Late to Change Your Mind" and "On a Night Like This (Reprise)" were written and recorded specifically for the film. A new version of "Monster Mash" was also recorded and used, even though the song does not appear in the original stage play. The film feels like a TV movie but was originally released to cinemas in November 14, 1995, produced and distributed by Prism Pictures. Released to VHS on August 25, 1998, never released to DVD.

Two teens, Scott (Teen Wolf's Ian Bohen) and Mary (Full House's Candace Cameron), are on the way to a Halloween party dressed as Romeo and Juliet when their car breaks down in front of a sinister mansion. Seeking help, they fall into a party of monsters led by Dr. Frankenstein (Pickett), who immediately wants to transfer Scott's brain into his monster (Deron McBee), Igor (John Kassir Voice of the Crypt Keeper) develops feelings for Mary, thinking that, once Scott's brain has been removed, Igor's own brain can replace it. Wolfie (Adam Shankman) is constantly struggling with his lycanthropy and worrying his mother (Mink Stole), and hides to keep from devouring the newcomers. Count Dracula (Anthony Crivello) and his wife, Countess Natasha (Sarah Douglas), decide to spice up their lifeless marriage by trying to feast on Mary and Scott respectively. Elvis (E. Aron Price) returns from the dead as a mummy and with the help of his manager, Hathaway (Good Times' Jimmie "J.J." Walker), needs the blood of a virgin in order to fully restore the king to life. Lots of cheesy campy silliness follows.



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