Monster themed stuff has always been the coolest, and monster themed cartoon shows brought that classic monster movie cool to the boob tube in a bold way.
The toon incarnations of our favorite movie monsters such as the Wolfman, Count Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster showed us there was much more to dig about those crazy monsters!
1. Groovie Goolies (1970-72)-
The Groovie Goolies could have easily existed in the same cartoon universe as Scooby Doo and the gang, but surprisingly it was actually a spin-off of The Sabrina the Teenage Witch Show.
With Drac on the organ, Frankie on drums and Wolfie on lead guitar-like instrument, the Groovie Goolies were totally hip and always ready to rock the stage for the fine freaks who called Horrible Hall home.
2. The Addams Family (1992-93)-
While they're not technically monsters like their creepy neighbors The Munsters, The Addams Family are creepy and kooky enough to be considered honorary monsters.
Riding high on their comeback thanks to the success of the movie adaptations, The Addams Family finally received a well-deserved animated series and introduced a whole new generation to the first family of the macabre.
3. Teen Wolf (1986-88)-
Many classic '80s movies were transformed into animated series, but Teen Wolf stayed true to the movie and gave us a glimpse into the home life of the Wolf.
With his average middle class lycanthropic family at his side, Scott Howard tries to tackle his teen years without wolfing out every time he gets overexcited. The show was okay, but the intro was totally radical!
They have tried to kill Count Duckula many times, but thanks to a mystic ritual he is brought back to life ready to suck blood and quack corny vampire jokes. But something went wrong with the spell, and the latest incarnation of Duckula is corny indeed- because he's a vegetarian!
5. Toonsylvania (1998-2000)-
Toonsylvania aired as part of the Fox Kids "No Yell Motel" block, which included Eerie, Indiana and Goosebumps, but unlike those shows there's nothing serious about Toonsylvania.
Using a comedic formula similar to Animaniacs, Steven Spielberg produced this show about Dr. Frankenstein, Igor and a dim-witted monster named Phil, but it didn't make audiences scream so Toonsylvania didn't live long.
6. Gravedale High (1990-91)-
Rick Moranis stars as the only human teacher at Gravedale High, a school for monsters. Descended from classic movie monsters, the students are a real pain in the neck for Rick's character Maxwell, but they also teach him a thing or two about tolerance.
7. Aaahh! Real Monsters (1994-97)-
Aaahh! Real Monsters was a show about three monster students learning how to properly frighten humans from The Gromble, revealing how creepy monsters live on the fringe of human society.
And while one of the main character designs is questionable, the show was full of innovative and original monster designs that were part Tim Burton, part Rat Fink, all crazy and cool!
8. The Milton The Monster Show (1965-68)-
The Milton the Monster Show revealed the gentler side of monsterdom, serving as an animated gateway to monster movie madness for little creature feature creeps-in-training.
Milton was created by Professor Weirdo, who added too much tenderness to the mix thanks to bumbling old Count Kook, and he teaches his fellow monsters there's more to life than scares and screams.
9. Monster Force (1994)-
It's the far off future year of 2020, and Count Dracula and his Creatures Of The Night are still raising hell around the world, but a group of college students with high tech weaponry are ready for a fight.
The Monster Force fight Universal Monsters such as the Creature From The Black Lagoon, Im-Ho-Tep the Mummy and Bela the Werewolf, using their EMACS (Energized Monster Armed Containment Suit) power suits to match the monster's power levels.
10. The Drak Pack (1980-82)-
Dracula is sometimes pure evil, sometimes misunderstood, but always a leader among monsters. This time around Drak Jr. leads his fellow monsters Frankie and Howler on a crusade to right the wrongs done by their dreadful ancestors.
They become supernatural superheroes, monsters who masquerade as normal humans until the "Drak Whack" reveals their true forms and they spring into action.
This Halloween, forget all the kids and candy and spend some time with your favorite monsters, you'll be glad you did!
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