Saturday, February 9, 2008

MAD MONSTER PARTY? - Maury Laws - "The Opening" (1969)

Just barely making it under the wire on numerous levels, the animated "Mad Monster Party?" had some incredible talent working on it, like Boris Karloff, Mad magazine's Harvey Kurtzman and Jack Davis, and the musical genius of Maury Laws, and I can't quite put my finger on it, but something's missing, actually a lot of something's missing! 
Quite interesting from a historical perspective, this movie, and the soundtrack are still readily available today to rent or buy, so we'll leave all the 'real' songs behind, and just whet your appetite with this jazzy taste from the opening sequence. Is it really a "Mad Monster Party?"
 I guess you'll just have to find out on your own!!!


Anonymous said...

Sweet Juju!.. When Phyllis Diller sing and laugh, well, it time to rush to nearest insane asylum, because, you much rather be there instead!! Quicksand too good for it!!

Greg Goodsell said...

I like the line when the monster wolfs down his martini glass (rather adult for a film aimed at children) and Phyllis Diller exclaims, "Fang! Have you no COUTH?"

Monster Music

Monster Music
AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??