32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 8: Bride of the Monster!

Bride of the Monster

We reach all the way back to 1926 for our #TrackoftheDay. It’s Red Nichols and His Five Pennies and the “Boneyard Shuffle.” The argument could be made that, were it not for the title, this would have no tie to Halloween at all. But I say you need some festive tunes in the boneyard, so it still fits.

Then we go to 1979 for an animated Halloween special: it’s The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone, with John Stephenson as Rockula (he also provided the voice of Mr. Slate, among others) and Ted Cassidy (yes, he) as Frankenstone. I’d just like to point out that the show within a show here–Make a Deal or Don’t–sounds suspiciously like a show Rox would host.

And lastly, for our feature presentation, we go back to our old friend Bela Lugosi for his final speaking role. It has everything you might want: a mad scientist! Atomic power! A battling octopus! The mad genius of Ed Wood! The lumbering mayhem of Tor Johnson! Enjoy.

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