Tuesday, October 31, 2017

1980s-1990s Classic Disney Channel Halloween Cartoons and Shows

This is a recreation of a block of programming that contains cartoons, shows, specials, bumpers and commercials as they originally aired on the classic Disney Channel during Halloween in the 1980's and early 1990's. Videos created by YouTube user TheJCEngland.

TheJCEngland's Description: After A Few Months, I Finally Finished My Halloween Compilation Of The Old Disney Channel. Attempted To Make The Video Look Like The Old Classic Disney Channel Back When The Disney Channel Was Perfect. It Was Gonna Be 1 Whole 4 Hour Video, But Had To Edit It A Few Times & Cut Into 4 Parts. Hope You Enjoy It. Happy Halloween!

Part 1, Countdown Begins, A Haunted Halloween short, Coming Up Next bumper, A Disney Moment: The Skeleton Dance short, Kids Inc.: Halloween Safety Tips, Disney Channel Halloween Promo and Good Morning, Mickey! (had more on this to make 1 full episode, but had to edit it due to copyright):

Part 2 contains, Coming Up Next bumper, Disney Channel Halloween Line-Up promo, Donald Duck Presents promo, Happy Halloween promo, Welcome To Pooh Corner (borrowed from Pooh Rarities), Coming Up Next bumper, Drawings & Artwork, Donald Duck Presents, Coming Up Next bumper, A Disney Halloween promo, Happy Halloween promo, and partial episode of Dumbo's Circus:

Part 3, Coming Up Next bumper, The Halloween That Almost Wasn't promo, Read, Write And Draw w/ Vincent Price, Happy Halloween promo, The Disney Channel Tonight, and A Disney Halloween (edited shorter due to copyright):

Part 4 Finale, Coming Up Next bumper, The Halloween That Almost Wasn't, Coming Up Next bumper, Halloween Is Grinch Night, and Disney Night Time:

Friday, October 27, 2017

1976 Kenny & Co.

Kenny & Company is a 1976 American comedy-drama film directed by Don Coscarelli, who also made the Phantasm series of horror films. It stars A. Michael Baldwin and Reggie Bannister (who would later star in Phantasm and sequels), Dan McCann as Kenny A., Jeff Roth as Sherman, Ralph Richmond as Big Doug, and Clay Foster as Mr. Brink.

Several days in the life of Kenny, a typical 12-year-old, and his friends. Kenny goes through all the activities that most of us went through as kids as he and his friends prepare for Halloween. Along the way, Kenny deals with such childhood issues as bullies and his first crush on a girl. Like most of the other videos I posted this year, this film is on DVD but because it's out of print, it costs more than it's worth. It's currently for sale on Amazon for $150 and up.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

1991 Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater - Horror Hosts Hall of Fame Month

Before Joe Bob Briggs hosted Montervision on TNT, he appeared on Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater from 1991-1995 on pay TV station The Movie Channel where he hosted B-grade flicks giving background information about each one. I wrote about Monstervision and Joe Bob Briggs here during last year's Countdown to Halloween.

In 1991, the month of October was devoted to Horror Hosts Hall of Fame on Drive-In Theater. Joe Bob interviewed four legendary horror hosts including John Zacherle (Zacherley), Ernie Anderson (Ghoulardi), John Stanley, and Elvira. Looks like this copy was recorded from a master tape. You can support Joe Bob at his official site at http://www.joebobbriggs.com/

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

1986 Mr. Boogedy and 1987 Bride Of Boogedy presented by FearNET

Mr. Boogedy is a 1986 made-for-tv family film, which was followed up by a 1987 sequel called Bride of Boogedy. Both were directed by Oz Scott and written by Michael Janover, and both originally aired as an episode of "The Disney Sunday Movie."

These two videos were ripped from a 2013 FearNET broadcast that were cropped and reformatted for HD 16:9 Screens. FearNET was a horror entertainment TV network, website and video on demand service owned by Comcast that featured a mix of acquired and original series, and feature films. The channel closed/went dark on July 30, 2014 at 11:59pm.

Mr. Boogedy is about a novelty-salesman who moves his family into a new house. Initially dismissing incidents as more of their father's practical jokes, the family soon learns that the house is haunted by people who lived in the house 300 years previously.

Bride of Boogedy focuses on the same family with a great love for practical jokes as they are haunted by the family of the ghost Mr. Boogedy.

Monday, October 23, 2017

2004 Lil Creepers

Lil Creepers is a 21 minute animated special with 2 short segments. The first is called 'Tricks or Tricks' which follows Sam and Melly as they go trick or treating with their new friends, only to be terrorized by the local bully, a zombie named Eddie. In the second short 'Bela's Bash', the gang celebrates Bela's birthday at his Transylvania-style mansion with morbid games like Pin the Tail on the Ogre. Eddie the Zombie tries once again to ruin the Lil Creepers' fun, but he gets a taste of his own evil medicine instead.

I'll describe this as a combination of Rugrats mixed with the Classic Universal Monsters but with bad animation. The stories are uncomfortably slow at times and not very funny as well, but let's remember that it's made for children who really don't care what they watch. I would recommend this to anyone with kids from 1-6. Released to DVD and VHS in 2004.

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Midnight Hour - ABC Movie Special (Nov.1,1985)

The Midnight Hour is a Made for TV comedy horror film that I posted here during 2011's Countdown to Halloween but this is the original ABC Movie Special Nov. 1, 1985 broadcast on KTVI 2 in St. Louis with commercials. I love watching videos like this with old retro commercials. Lots of good music in the film as well.

Released on VHS and DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2000 but both are oop and extremely rare among collectors. The plot focuses on a small New England town that becomes overrun with zombies, witches, vampires, and all the other demons of hell after a group of teenagers unlock a centuries-old curse on Halloween.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

1989 Screen Scaries

Screen Scaries is a 1989 horror documentary produced by John Russo that features trailers and tons of awesome footage from classic horror and sci-fi films from the 70s and 80s. Including coming attraction previews of Deadtime Stories, Bloodeaters, Don't Open the Window, Suspiria, Midnight, Vampyres, The Majorettes, Night of the Living Dead, and others. Also contains interviews with horror greats Linnea Quigley, Bobbi Bresee, Tom Savini, George Romero, and Russell Streiner. Narrated by James Karen. It's pretty cheesy, but a great reminder of an era of horror that has come and gone. A great classic compilation for your Halloween party!

YouTube playlist containing 7 videos:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1993 Elvira's Halloween Movie Schlock-A-Thon on TBS

TBS Halloween Movie Schlock-A-Thon featured Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson) hosting a 12 hour horror movie marathon on TBS station in 1993. The films shown were six Made for TV horror movies from the 1970's and one from the 1980's with 3 movies airing on October 30th and the remaining 4 airing on Halloween the 31st.

Here are just the Elvira clips that were shown before, during and after the movies which were edited out. Click the titles of the movies below to watch the full films on YouTube. I could not find Elvira's hosting segments for three of the seven films broadcast. The first video is a commercial/promo for the event.

Elvira Schlock O Thon - Promo:

Elvira Schlock O Thon - The Spell (1977):

Crowhaven Farm (1970) Elvira hosting segments missing.

Elvira Schlock O Thon - Gargoyles (1972):

Elvira Schlock O Thon - Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977):

This House Possessed (1981) and Moon of the Wolf (1972) Elvira hosting segments missing.

Elvira Schlock O Thon - The House That Would Not Die (1970):

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

1971-1977 The Electric Company: Classic Monsters

The Electric Company is an American educational children's tv series which employed sketch comedy and various other devices to provide an entertaining program to help elementary school children develop their grammar and reading skills. Since it was intended for children who had graduated from CTW's flagship program, Sesame Street, the humor was more mature than what was seen there. 780 episodes were produced by the Children's Television Workshop (now called Sesame Workshop) for PBS and broadcast over the course of six seasons from October 25, 1971, to April 15, 1977.

After it ceased production in 1977, the program continued in reruns until October 4, 1985, as the result of a decision made in 1975 to produce two final seasons for perpetual use. The cast over the six seasons included Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno, Judy Graubart, Lee Chamberlin, Skip Hinnant, Jim Boyd, Luis √Āvalos, Hattie Winston and Danny Seagren appeared in the role of Spider-Man. Bill Cosby was a regular in season one, and occasionally appeared in new segments during season two, but left afterward. Segments that Cosby had taped during seasons one and two were repeatedly used for the rest of the run.

Below are spooky skits that feature classic monsters including Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, a werewolf, a mad scientist and Igor, a witch and a haunted house skit:

Dracula (Morgan Freeman), Werewolf (Jim Boyd) and Frankenstein (Skip Hinnant) sing:

Dracula and the Werewolf in a diner, shoe store and playing cards:

Werewolf in Night Fright:

Dracula's drink:

Just whistle for Dracula and run:

Spiderman Vs. Dracula:

Before Bunnicula, there was Vincent the Vegetable Vampire:

Vincent loves taking a bath in his casket:

The Vampire song:

Morgan Freeman as the Mad Scientist, Luis Avalos as Igor and the Blob:

More with the Mad Scientist and Igor:

Judy Graubart as the witch in the kitchen:

Quick gag skit, witch sandwich:

Haunted house skit:

Monday, October 16, 2017

1991 Ghostly Thrillers

Ghostly Thrillers features two Halloween related tales of things that go bump in the night. In "Ghost In The Shed," a peddler is murdered and buried beneath a shed. After his murderers move away, the peddler's ghost tried to communicate to the shed's new owners. In "The Youth Who Wanted To Shiver," a young boy named Jack fears nothing. So, he sets out to learn how to shiver.

Both shorts are based on stories from books. Perfect for use in classrooms of children during the Halloween season or might hold nostalgia for some who watched in their youth. Released to VHS in 1991, to my knowledge has not been put on DVD.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Commander USA Groovie Movies - Trick Or Treats 1982

Commander USA's Groovie Movies is an American movie showcase series that ran weekend afternoons on the USA Network. The show premiered January 5, 1985, and ran through 1989. It was hosted by Jim Hendricks as "Commander USA", a wacky but slightly seedy blue-collar comic book superhero with many catchphrases like "Soaring super hero! Legion of Decency - Retired", "Holy cats!", "Keep your nose in the wind... and your tail to yourself...", "Always a Brideshead, never revisited", "Suffering catfish!" and "Sure!". The show originally ran double features of horror and science fiction movies on Saturday afternoons, then later a single feature on Sunday afternoons. Later movies on the show tended to be Mexican wrestling films or heavily edited violent films from Japan.

Commander USA's show originated from a secret headquarters located under a New Jersey shopping mall. He was almost always enthusiastic about the films he showed, whether it was a "gem" like Inframan, Blood Beast Horror, or any other number of Grade-Z celluloid oddities. He was often joined on the program by either his agent (Barry Kluger) or "Lefty", a hand puppet created by drawing a face on his right hand with cigar ash. Over the course of a show, Lefty's face would inevitably get smeared or washed off, but the Commander would always redraw it with his unlit cigar. In all, more than 200 episodes were produced.

I loved watching the Commander over the weekends, one of my favorite horror hosts. I actually saw the first 3 "Friday the 13th" movies (which scared the crap out of me) for the first time on his show. In this video he hosts the 1982 film Trick or Treats, which I wrote about here during 2012's Halloween countdown. Since that post the film has been released to DVD (which I have) and Blu-ray by Code Red which are both oop and can be pricy if you can find a copy, they sell for $50 to $60 on ebay. Many websites label it as a horror film but according to the commentary on the DVD it was actually supposed to be a comedy. You can read more about the film at the link I posted above.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

2004 Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television

Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television is a documentary film about William M. Gaines and the history of E.C. Comics in general, as well as the original Tales from the Crypt television series. Despite the title, it ends up being roughly 50 minutes about the comics and 5 minutes of about TV series. Featuring interviews with many great guests who were heavily influenced by the horror comics of the 1950's including John Carpenter, Russ Cochran, Digby Diehl, Mark Evanier, Al Feldstein, William M. Gaines, Grant Geissman, George A. Romero, Joel Silver, R.L. Stine, Jack Wohl, Bernie Wrightson, and Wendy Gaines-Bucci. It is directed by Chip Selby.

The documentary first aired on the AMC Channel in the US and then released to VHS, followed by a DVD home video release in two different versions/edits. The first is a short-form edited version of the documentary on the Tales from the Crypt: The Complete 1st Season DVD, in 2005. The second DVD release was a special two-disc set, which is now out of print and overpriced on Amazon, it includes extra interviews and clips. This was really great fun to watch and I loved learning about the history of the comics. I'd definitely recommend watching if your a fan of the comics or series.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

1997 Monster Mania, 1999 Attack of the 50 ft. Monster Mania, and 2000 Bride of Monster Mania

Three documentaries about horror movies from the 1920's up to the late 1990's. Hard to find on VHS and the official DVD versions are overpriced due to how rare they are. All three are either hosted, narrated or introduced/outroduced by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Monster Mania traces the evolution of horror films, featuring footage from dozens of classic and contemporary favorites. From mummies to mutants, from phantoms to aliens, Monster Mania packs a crypt-full of terrifying ghouls into this chilling overview of classic, big-screen monsters. Lock your windows and bolt your doors - Monster Mania is on the loose! Highlights include dazzling clips from all-time horror favorites Nosferatu (1922), The Fly (1958, 1986), Halloween (1978), Alien (1979), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and many more; a rare look at Thomas Edison's Frankenstein (1910); a glimpse of the early special effects of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925); spectacular clips from comedy classics Young Frankenstein (1974) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975); and never-before-seen home movies of horror superstar Boris Karloff. Hosted by Jack Palance. Intro and outro by Elvira.

1997 Monster Mania:

Host Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, brings viewers on an adventure of monstrous proportions. With razor-sharp teeth, deadly claws and giant feet, giant movie monsters have left their oversized imprints in film history. The terrifying one-hour special Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania showcases such films as King Kong and Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, examining why giant monsters frighten us and why cultures from American to British to Japanese are so obsessed with the monster phenomenon. Highlights include spectacular clips and trailers from The Lost World (1925), King Kong (1933), Mighty Joe Young (1949), Tarantula (1955), Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966), Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and many more; interviews with producer and special effects supervisor Ray Harryhausen, director and author Don Glut and numerous film critics and historians.

1999 Attack of the 50 ft. Monster Mania:

Bride of Monster Mania chronicles the evolution of women in horror films from hapless victim to empowered heroine - and specifically how some of these films reflected the changing role of women in society - featuring a sensational array of footage from silent films, classic horror, contemporary favorites and state-of-the-art science fiction. Prepare for the most bewitching collection of female-driven horror unleashed on the screen. Highlights include spectacular clips from all-time horror favorites Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Exorcist (1973), The Stepford Wives (1975), Carrie (1976) and many more; a glimpse at ultimate sci-fi heroine "Ripley" as played by Sigourney Weaver in Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997); enchanting footage of Dracula's alluring feminine counterparts in Dracula's Daughter (1936), The Brides of Dracula (1960), Twins of Evil (1971) and many more. Hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

2000 Bride of Monster Mania:

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

2000-2002 MTV's Fear

Fear is a paranormal reality TV series/game show that originally aired from 2000 to 2002 on MTV. The program follows a group of five or more teenagers or twenty-somethings contestants being left at an undisclosed and allegedly haunted location. Once there they would be assigned a series of "dares" to be accomplished as they moved towards a cash reward. If they fail, they are eliminated.

This show was absolutely terrific, real people, real scares, real ghosts and real screams not only from the women, but grown, adult men as well! Each participant wore a helmet that filmed both what they were viewing and their reaction to it. The atmospheric lighting and camera work made the locations seemed even spookier than they already were.

The series only ran for two seasons and was cancelled not due to a lack of interest (the show was the second most popular on MTV at the time of its cancellation), but due to the high cost of producing each episode. All 16 episodes of MTV's Fear are in the Youtube Playlist below:

Monday, October 9, 2017

1999 Little Witch

Little Witch is a 1999 unsold TV pilot that never made it to series. 10 year old Liddy, otherwise known as Little Witch, is a unique sorceress who simply wants to make friends and live a relatively normal life. Instead of cracking mirrors, she cleans away cobwebs. Instead of scaring little kids, she invites them home to play. She says “please” & “thank you”. Little Witch is the kind of good witch that gives a bad name to bad witches! Unfortunately, Little Witch's mother and three aunts do not share her views. Based on the books by Deborah Hautzig, Little Witch revolves around the premise that it's okay to be different.

This animated special combines the 2 books Little Witch's Big Night: Forced to stay at home on Halloween because she's been too good, Little Witch gives three trick-or-treaters high-flying broomstick rides, and Happy Birthday, Little Witch: Remembering how much fun she had with the three trick-or-treaters who came by on Halloween night, Little Witch grabs her bat and her cat and sets off to search for them, but finding the trio of friends she wants at her birthday party takes more than magic spells. Overall a good short movie for kids ages 4 to 8. Released on both VHS and DVD in 1999.

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Oct.31,1980 NBC Broadcast

This is the October 31, 1980 NBC broadcast of the made for tv film The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. With hosting segments featuring Gary Coleman and Steve Allen, and a whole wonderful package of commercials and news clips. Missing is the very beginning - probably missing an intro hosting segment - and missing the very end of the last hosting segment. The film was later officially released to VHS but never on DVD.

Jeff Goldblum's tall and gangly appearance is perfectly suited as Ichabod Crane, Meg Foster (those eyes are unmistakable) as Katrina von Tassel, and Dick Butkus gives a great supporting performance as insensitive Brom Bones. Filmed in Utah and directed by Henning Schellerup. Executive producer Charles Sellier was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on the movie.

In a departure from the original story, the film ends with Ichabod arriving at Katrina's house and the Headless Horseman returning to the dark forest. It also introduces an original character, widow Thelma Dumkey; while Brom Bones and Ichabod Crane are rivals for Katrina, Thelma is Katrina's rival for Brom Bones. Thelma and Brom become engaged at the end of the film. Here is the IMDb synopsis below:

Angered that Katrina has grown fond of schoolmaster Crane, Brom Bones determines to scare off the interloper by filling his head with spooky tales of a Headless Horseman. Crane disparages the legends, until one fateful ride home in the dark of night.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

1998 Universal Horror

An excellent documentary examining silent films from the 1920's then mostly focusing on Universal's horror films from the 1930's to 1940's starring the original Fab Four: Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, and The Wolf Man. Filmed 20 years ago, in 1997, then premiered on Turner Classic Movies October 9, 1998 and later made available as part of the 2 DVD disc edition of "the Mummy" (1932).

With clips of the films, stills from the period and featuring interviews with so many wonderful people, experts, fans and relatives of the original stars of the period including sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, POLTERGEIST actor James Karon, film historian David Skal, TITANIC actress Gloria Stuart, KING KONG actress Fay Wray, film historian George Turner, "Eva" from the 1931 Spanish version of Dracula, Lupita Tovar and 1931 Dracula cast member Carla Laemmle, niece of Universal Studio's founder Carl Laemmle, makes an appearance, along with Boris Karloff's daughter, Sara.

It saddens me greatly that so many of those interviewed here are no longer with us. A documentary that is more like a haunted house, full of dead people condemned to an eternal repetition. I guess we were lucky to still have them back then.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

1974 The Horror Hall of Fame: A Monster Salute

First broadcast 43 years ago on October 31st, 1974 on ABC's Wide World of Entertainment, Vincent Price and his hunchback sidekick Zuckman (played by great Canadian actor Billy Van) hosts The Horror Hall of Fame a corny but fun comedic special (laugh track included) featuring clips of classics films like "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," "The Golem," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "The Phantom of the Opera," Bela Lugosi's "Mark of the Vampire," and (at the time) current titles "Dracula Has Risen from the Grave" (Christopher Lee pulling the stake out of his heart), "Blacula" and "The Exorcist."

The real highlights of the special are the scenes where Mr. Price sits and conducts interviews with guests including Batman's (1966–1968) Riddler Frank Gorshin (discussing his impression of Boris Karloff), Gomez Addams himself John Astin, "In Search of Dracula" author Raymond McNally, actress Candy Clark from "American Graffiti," who allows herself to be transformed into a monster by makeup artist William Tuttle, and the great John Carradine. Ivor Barry has a small role as mad scientist Murray Frankenstein, and his long awaited Monster escapes before we get a chance to see it. An affectionate salute to the horror genre:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

1987 The New Adventures of Beans Baxter - A Nightmare on Beans' Street

The New Adventures of Beans Baxter is an adventure/comedy television series that originally ran between 1987 and 1988 on the Fox television network. It was created by Savage Steve Holland, who also wrote and directed most of the 17 episodes that were actually produced and aired. The show revolves around the spy activities of Benjamin "Beans" Baxter Jr. (Jonathan Ward), a Kansas teenager who just moved with his parents and younger brother (Canadian actor Scott Bremner as Scott "Scooter" Baxter) to Washington, D.C., as part of his father's reassignment as (Beans assumed) an employee of the US Postal Service. Beans witnesses his father's (presumed) assassination via a bomb placed in his postal vehicle, then gets hired by the mysterious "Number Two" (Jerry Wasserman), an agent/second-in-command of The Network, a secret spy agency.

The main nemesis of The Network is the evil organization UGLI (the Underground Government Liberation Intergroup), headed by the equally evil Mr Sue (Kurtwood Smith). Beans has many adventures while his mother (former 1950's child star Elinor Donahue from Father Knows Best) remains completely oblivious. Beans' ultimate goal is to find his kidnapped father (Rick Lenz) who is being held by enemy agents. The series also starred Bean's friend and classmate nicknamed Woodshop (Stuart Fratkin), and a beautiful student nicknamed "Cake Lace" (Karen Mistal) whom he later becomes attracted to.

The Halloween episode aired October 31 1987 and was called A Nightmare on Beans' Street. It's about a deadly pumpkin that is unleashed by Mr. Sue (Kurtwood Smith) and the evil Pumpkin Princess (Francesca "Kitten" Natividad) on Halloween. Lots of fun Halloween scenery in this episode, the opening scene reminds me of The Adventures of Pete and Pete Halloween episode and the deadly pumpkin reminds me of the killer pumpkin in the 2015 anthology horror movie Tales of Halloween.

Monday, October 2, 2017

1979 Quacula

Quacula is an animated vampire duck created by Filmation that debuted on September 8, 1979, on the first episode of The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle. Quacula (voiced by Frank Welker) is depicted as an anthropomorphic pale blue vampire duck with a Daffy Duck-like beak and fangs, dressed in a blue jacket and a black cape with a red lining. He slept by day in a white coffin shaped like an egg, in the basement of a house owned by an anthropomorphic bear named Theodore (voiced by Norm Prescott). Every night Quacula would rise from his coffin and try to terrify Theodore and others, but he would never really succeed; his antics tended to be more comical than frightening. Also, Theodore would come up with one plan after another to rid himself of Quacula, but always fails to do so.

Cartoonist Scott Shaw filed suit against Filmation due to the fact that he had created a character named Count Duckula for the comic book Quack! #1 (July 1976), published by Star*Reach. The matter was settled out of court, and after 16 episodes Quacula was dropped from the show, which was shortened from an hour to a half-hour. Those shorts had to be edited off subsequent rebroadcasts. Count Duckula would later receive his own self-titled animated comedy-drama dark fantasy series created by British studio Cosgrove Hall Films and produced by Thames Television that aired from 6 September 1988 to 16 February 1993. Count Duckula was a spin-off from Danger Mouse, a series in which the Count Duckula character was a recurring villain.

Congrats if your manage to watch it to the very end. It's truly atrocious, but I love Quacula's catchphrase "Bummer." Much of the music came from other Filmation animated series The Groovie Goolies and several of the Archies tv shows. YouTube user Grimbot2 uploaded all 16 Quacula shorts, so binge to your heart's content, as the shorts add up to just under 2 hours of crazy, weird and bad comedy. A bootleg DVD of the video below, plus other rare cartoons and series, can be purchased at OnTheRunVideo.com