Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Canadiana: Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Before D&D, my Saturday mornings consisted of a wonderful, if twisted, children's show called The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.

This show was created in the early 1970s at CHCH TV in Hamilton, Ontario. Basically, right in my backyard.

If you were a Canadian child in the late 70s or early 80s you likely remember this show.

The majority of the characters in the show were voiced by Canadian actor Billy Van - he was quite something and this show speaks to his range and talent.

Here's a 10 minute episode. Having said that, I always like the wolfman radio DJ. So I cut right to his bit in the second video. You can find more on youtube.

Some of it was pretty trippy for kids.

Happy Halloween!!!


  1. Professor Julius Sumner Miller rocks that science so hard it is difficult to quantify the awesomeness!

    Also, Vincent Price rocks in his own inimitable way!

    Happy Halloween!

  2. Detroit got some Canadian stations, and I remember watching this weekday afternoons after school. Now that I'm out in the Southwest, nobody I know has ever heard of it; it totally slipped my mind that it was from Up North. Thanks for digging that up!