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"The zombies were having fun
The party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man
Dracula and his son
The scene was rockin', all were digging the sounds
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, the Crypt-Kicker Five"
Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers, "The Monster Mash"

Hey, wouldn't it be cool if Dracula (or another Classical Movie Vampire), the Wolf Man, the Mummy, Frankenstein's Monster, Gillman, and all those other classic monsters hung out?

Short answer: Yes. Yes, it would.

This is prevalent in a setting where the heroes live on World of Weirdness as part of a Fantasy Kitchen Sink with a sprawling Crossover Cosmology, especially if they themselves are supernatural. The creatures, rather than become shut-ins, never leaving their designated niche or dark corner of the world... socialize. The Vampires and Werewolves, though antagonistic, agree to hold up a mutual Masquerade against humans. Fairies and ghosts work together to scare local homeowners. And the wizards work with all of them to Save Both Worlds.

This is a common subtrope of Cast of Expies, where many characters in a specific work are lifted from earlier works.


On a personal level, individuals of these groups might form loose bands (of Player Characters, usually) that work towards common goals, hang out, or terrorize humans for fun and profit. Or, if the setting permits, are all in on a secret, ancient conspiracy to control, manipulate, or convert humanity, eventually taking over and enslaving us all! Bla-hahahaha!

Named after a song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (quoted above) in 1962 that became famous after being played on Dr. Demento's show; the song was later the basis for a mid-1990s comedy-horror musical titled Monster Mash: The Movie which starred Pickett as Dr. Frankenstein. Not to be confused with Monster Munch.


Common Guests

You can expect all this canoodling to result in a Hybrid Monster sooner or later.

A Sub-Trope of Massive Multiplayer Crossover. Super-Trope to All-Ghouls School, where the monsters (either the younger versions of them or their children) all go to school together. They are often the citizens of a Halloweentown. If they're related to each other, they may be a Creepy Family.

Compare Fairy Tale Free-for-All for the fairy tale equivalent, and Standard Fantasy Races for another typical array of fantastic creatures.


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  • The General Mills "Monster Cereals" - Count Chocula, Frankenberry, Boo Berry, and the lesser known Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy.
  • This old Pepsi Halloween commercial features Frankenstein's monster bringing Pepsi and Doritos to a party of monsters hosted by Dracula.
  • 2017/2018 commercials for Spectrum (a cable provider in the eastern United States) feature a group of creatures who try to live normal lives...except they constantly run into problems with their satellite television. So far, we've seen a demon, a mad scientist, a mummy, husband and wife vampires, a werewolf, the Grim Reaper, and even a possessed ventriloquist's dummy.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Magical Pokaan has a vampire, a werewolf, a witch and a Robot Girl as flatmates. And they're Cute Monster Girls, to boot. They also have a caretaker of sorts — an invisible ghost named Cammy. In one of the special episodes, she appears as a nurse wrapped in bandages, so possibly invoking The Mummy or The Invisible Man.
  • Rosario + Vampire has a vampire, two witches, an ice woman, and a succubus as part of the Unwanted Harem and a werewolf as their sempai, with just about every other monster you can think of as antagonists. There's even a Shout-Out to a famous monster hunter: at one point Unlucky Everydude Tsukune is given a whip that apparently was owned by Simon Belmont himself.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi has a vampire, a Cute Ghost Girl, a Robot Girl, and a half-bird demon in Negi's class, as well as a half-dog demon as his closest male friend. As of Chapter 294 you can add another half-demon and a demon.
  • One Piece:
  • Princess Resurrection has vampires, werewolves, robot girls and a demonic princess as the main cast. Most of the above are living in the same house.
  • With a name like Monster Soul, one would say it's about oh um...monsters?
  • Legendz is a Mons series where all the creatures are based on monsters of folklore, myth, and urban legend.
  • Cowa! is set in a world where humans, monsters and other Mix-and-Match Critters coexist. The main characters are a half vampire/half koala-man hybrid, a shapeshifting ghost, another creature that resembles Gillman and a human sumo wrestler.
  • in Hellsing, Millennium — the bad guys — are a Nazi half-vampire army whose leadership includes a cyborg, a Mad Scientist, a werewolf, a catboy with quantum-related powers, a Master of Illusion witch and a magical sharpshooter. Dracula is there too, but he's the good guy.
  • Hell's Angels and its Animated Adaptation Hells are set, surprise surprise, in Hell, where the recently deceased (?) main character attends an All-Ghouls School. Among her classmates there are a vampire, a four-armed mummy, gillwoman, a witch and a female Phantom of the Opera based upon Phantom of the Paradise.
  • Kaibutsu-kun, another one of Fujiko Fujio's works, is about a young shapeshifting prince accompanied by Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster (here called Franken), and Wolfman living out in the human world and meeting other monsters.
  • Fairy Tail: The Monster Academy present in Edolas.
  • In Dragon Ball Goku and his friends had to fight Fortuneteller Baba's champions, which consisted of a vampire, an invisible man, a mummy, a devil and a ghost (actually Grandpa Gohan's spirit). A lot of early Dragon Ball notably focused more on demons, ghouls and spirits instead of aliens and gods like later on in the series. Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle for instance is full of demons, monsters and vampire-like Big Bad called Lucifer.
  • GeGeGe no Kitarō, in addition to featuring the most known Yokai of folklore plus "Mizuki-original" Yokai, features the classical monsters you would expect (such as Dracula -second in command- Frankenstein, a Werewolf, and a Witch as the most recurring ones, plus Backbeard, who is partially based in Bugbear), known as "The Western Youkai" in the Great Youkai War arc in both the original manga and its anime adaptations almost religiously in some way or another, though in the third anime it was made into a movie, it was loosely adapted in the fourth, and the sixth features Backbeard and a new set of Western Yokai (a willfully-shapeshifting Werewolf, an amalgamation of Dr. Frankenstein with the monster -as a Dual Mode-, Carmilla -yes, because she even predates Dracula in date of origin-, and a beautiful witch -and the sister of this arc's deuteragonist-) and it's a full-fledged shonen anime arc in terms of length at 11 episodes, as well in the Youkai World Rally in both the manga and some of the anime (barring the fourth, and as a theme park video for the fifth).
  • Fate/Apocrypha: As in all Fate media, Heroic Spirits are essentially "ghosts from the past", famous heroes who are summoned to participate in Holy Grail Wars. The Black Faction of the Holy Grail Great War has Vlad III, the inspiration of Dracula who can also transform into a vampire, a genderbent Frankenstein's Monster (who is actually the bride who was completed before her mate), a genderbent Jack the Ripper (who is just one of the possible versions of the killer), and Cheiron the centaur (who hides his horse legs most of the time and assumes human legs instead). The four are also summonable in Fate/Grand Order.
  • Senki Zesshou Symphogear XV: The Noble Red are a trio of villains whose bodies and powers are references to Frankenstein's monster, werewolves and vampires.

    Card Games 
  • While Magic: The Gathering has always had its share of vampires, ghosts, zombies, and other things that go bump in the night, the Innistrad block takes place on a plane directly inspired by Gothic Horror.
  • Monsters Party: Voodoo Madness an internationally distributed card game made by Costa Ricans is based on the Monster Mash motif including the basic classic monsters like a Vampire Girl, Frankenstein's Monster, a Mummy, a Zombie and a were-wolf.
  • Smash Up featured, as one of its numerous expansions, the very appropriately named Monster Smash, starring Werewolves, Vampires, Mad Scientists (guest starring Frankenstein's Monster and Igor), and Giant Ants as new factions. The base game already had Aliens and Zombies, and other expansions added in Ghosts, Kaiju, Dragons and Innsmouth's Fish People inhabitants.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! offers a huge selection of cards and archetypes all based on different kinds of monsters to choose from. But one specific archetype focused on this trope is ''Ghostrick'', a group of cute and friendly Halloween monsters.

    Comic Books 
  • Occurs in several forms in Marvel Comics:
    • Marvel Zombies 4 revolves around Morbius the Living Vampire, Werewolf by Night, Jennifer Kale, Daimon Hellstrom, Man-Thing, Dormammu, and eventually The Hood teaming up to fight against Pirahna, The Zombie, and Deadpool's severed head, which, by the way, is the most dangerous entity in the series. Yes, a severed head racks up one of the largest bodycounts in a Zombie Apocalypse.
    • The Fin Fang Four is made up of classic Marvel monsters who represent cornerstones of giant monster movies. Fin Fang Foom (giant reptile/dragon), Googam (alien conqueror), Gorgilla (giant ape/gillman), and Elektro (giant robot).
    • In the universe known as Earth-666 The Avengers comprise Capwolf, Frankencastle, Wolverine Lord of Vampires, Ice Mummy Thor, Big Creepy-Crawlies Spider-Man and Black Widow, Demonic Daredevil, hawkheaded Hawkeye and the ghost of Brother Voodoo. They follow the will of an undead Celestial.
    • The Howling Commandos have existed in several forms:
      • The original Nick Fury's Howling Commandos featured a werewolf, a half-vampire and half-werewolf, a mummy, a clone of the Frankenstein monster, a gorilla with a human brain, and a zombie. Brother Voodoo and Satanna also join in on the fun. These are just the main, active members; the Howlers are indicated to employ just about every monster in the Marvel universe, including Lilith, daughter of Dracula, and both Abominable Snowmen (the cursed prospector and the representative of an entire yeti species, of course). A Werewolf by Night letter column featured a fan post in which the author made a joke about a Nick Fury/Jack Russell team-up called "Sgt. Furry and His Growling Commandos". Funny how that joke later became reality, in some sense of the word: Nick Fury actually never appeared in Nick Fury's Howling Commandos; it was more a Mythology Gag name and a pun on the monstrous nature of the team.
      • The Secret Wars (2015) event features the title Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos, which is made up of Shiklah, Werewolf by Night, N'Kantu the Living Mummy, the Invisible Man, Frankenstein's Monster, Man-Thing, and Marcus the minotaur with a symbiote trying to overthrow Dracula.
      • One of the titles of All-New, All-Different Marvel is Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. and features Warwolf, Vampire by Night, Hit Monkey, Teen Abomination, zombie Jasper Sitwell, Manphibian, robot Dum Dum Dugan, Orrgo, and Man-Thing.
    • The group known as the Legion of Monsters has also gone through several incarnations:
      • The name was first used as the title of a 70s comic and featured swamp monster Man-Thing, demon Ghost Rider, vampire Morbius, and Werewolf by Night. This group didn't exactly work together yet and mostly just fought each other.
      • The name made a comeback with the new Legion of Monsters introduced in the 2010s, in which every original member but Ghost Rider returns, in addition to N'Kantu the Living Mummy, gillman Manphibian, Mole Men-like Moloids, classic Marvel monster Orggo, and The Punisher as a Frankenstein's Monster.
      • A later version of the Legion of Monsters appeared in Daredevil and featured Satanna, N'Kantu, Werewolf by Night, the original Frankenstein's Monster, and the zombie Simon Garth. The term "Monster Mash" is even used to describe them in the recap page of Daredevil #33.
    • In Spider Island 2, a tie-in to Secret Wars III, Agent Venom turns the spider versions of Captain America into a werewolf, Captain Marvel into a vampire, Hulk into a lizardman, and Iron Man into a Green Goblin to free them from Spider Queen's control.
  • In a parody one-shot story Illegal Aliens (not related in any way to the book of the same name), a group of underemployed monsters from classic Universal Studios’ films forms an alliance to wipe out new amazingly popular alien creatures, because they took away their jobs in the movie industry. The comic ends with all monsters being smashed by... Godzilla.
  • The eponymous rock band in the DCU comic Scare Tactics had a vampire lead singer, a werewolf on lead guitar, a snake-boy on bass guitar, and a walking pile of sludge for a drummer.
  • DC also had several groups under the name The Creature Commandos: the first group (an extreme experiment in psychological warfare during World War II) was made up of Lt. Matthew Shrieve (normal), Warren Griffith (Werewolf), Sgt. Vincent Velcro (Vampire), Pvt. Elliot "Lucky" Taylor (Frankenstein's monster) and Dr. Myrra Rhodes (Medusa). They often teamed up with fellow Weird War Tales headliner GI Robot. Of some note is the fact that though Shrieve was "normal", he was quite explicitly the worst of the bunch. A reboot in 2000 also featured a gillman, and a new crew introduced in 2003 and never seen again finally added a mummy.
    • In the Flashpoint timeline, the equivalent group is headed by the Frankenstein monster himself, with Velcoro as the vampire (the spelling of his name changes in modern versions), Griffith as the werewolf, and Nina Mazursky as a gillwoman. Lt. Shrieve fights alongside them in the war.
    • DC's 2011 reboot has a modern-day version of the team, featuring Frankenstein, Velcoro, Griffith, Mazursky, Frankenstein's Bride, and Khalis, a mummy.
  • The Event Horizon clique that goes by the "Corpse Corps" from Superboy and the Ravers includes a vampire, a green alien who has been stitched together and reanimated Frankenstein's monster style, a girl who is a ghost or spirit of some type, a walking skeleton and a short extraterrestrial zombie even before they recruited Half-life, a greaser who got age stopped as a teen in the '50s when a spaceship horribly mangled him and left over half his body as transparent oozing green down to the bone.
  • DCU's miniseries Gotham City Monsters features Frankenstein along with Killer Croc, Andrew Bennett, Orca, Lady Clay and Red Phantom teaming up in order to stop Mr. Melmoth.
  • Urban Monsters stars a fishman, a zombie, a satyr, and a sasquatch, in a world with no apparent Masquerade.
  • This also fills out the rest of the cast of the Slave Labor Graphics comic (which also ran in Disney Adventures) called Little Gloomy (alternately titled "The Super Scary Monster Show")
  • The titular Monster Plus is a one-man Monster Mash, being a vampire werewolf mummy zombie Frankenstein's Monster witch doctor. One of his teen sidekicks happens to be Kid Dracula (the other two are normal humans).
  • Archie's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic has a one-off villain named Monsterex, who is a fusion of the Wolf Man, the Gill Man, Frankenstein's Monster, and a vampire.
  • I Hunt Monsters...what do you think?
  • Boneyard features a vampire, a gillwoman, a Frankenstein's monster, a werewolf, a demon, a skeleton, and some normal dude. Yeah.
  • The original line-up of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen included The Invisible Man and Mr. Hyde. Various other monsters have appeared throughout the series as well, including vampires and Eldritch Abominations.
  • Frequently used in British Humour Comics:
    • Used in the recently reprinted comic strip Number 13 in The Beano and in the one-off strip Phone-a-Fiend.
    • Fleetway comic strip Scream Inn and its later spinoff The Spooktacular 7 revolved around a vampiric innkeeper, a zombie maid, a witch, a ghost, a headless man, a skeleton, a devil and a talking spider.
  • All-Ghouls School
  • The Perhapanauts is set in a secret agency to deal with otherworldly things, and includes on the team we follow a super-intelligent sasquatch, a ghost, a mothman and a chupacabra.
  • Brazilian comic Bug-a-Booo is set in a graveyard inhabited by among others the title Bedsheet Ghost character, a clumsy vampire, and Lady McDeath.
  • Also from Brazil, A Turma do Arrepio.
  • The Bojeffries Saga:
  • Santa Versus Dracula features this as Dracula's main force which include his three vampire brides, an army of undead kids, a werewolf, Igor, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein's Monster and Mr. Hyde. He did have a witch in his group, but she annoys him so he sprays her with beer to make her melt.
  • Requiem Vampire Knight takes place in a hellish dimension populated by all sorts of monsters such as vampires, werewolves, ghouls, mummies, ogres, reptilians, twisted mutants and tortured ghosts among others with Dracula ruling this world as its Evil Overlord. Recent chapters also feature a titanic Frankenstein-like monster being created by mad scientists. The twist is that pretty much all of these monsters were humans that reincarnated in this afterlife in different forms according to their sins, except for the ghosts, who had the misfortune of being killed and victimized by evil people but still get trapped in Hell even if they are innocent, and they can only leave after they kill their tormentor.
  • Top Cow crossover Monster War featured Mr. Hyde, Count Dracula and Frankenstein's monster as the main villains trying to unleash Hell on Earth. Werewolves were also featured but as minor villains.

    Comic Strips 
  • The title panel for the Halloween 1993 strip of Garfield shows Garfield sitting in a movie theater with various monsters, including the Frankenstein monster and his bride, a werewolf, a mummy, the Gill-man and a vampire trying to reach for Garfield's popcorn.

    Fan Works 
  • Dracula's council from Joys of the Parenthood - The Țepeș Edition is composed primarily of the leaders of their own respective species, including an Orlok-inspired vampire (Olrox), The Grim Reaper (Death), an Alpha male werewolf (Grimmane), a succubus (Liliana) and a merman.
  • Werehog's Roommate by GothNebula stars Sonic the Werewolf Hedgehognote , Amy the Vegetarian Werewolf Hedgehog, Tails the Frankenstein's Fox, Knuckles the Ghost Echidna, Rouge the Witch Bat, Shadow the Werewolf Hedgehog, Silver the Zombie Hedgehog, Blaze the Mummy Cat, Espio the Poltergeist Chameleon, Scourge the Werehog, Sticks the Wendigo Badger, Nebula the Dhampyr Hedgehog, and Hex the Genie Cobra. And they all live in the Monster High-esque Monster City.
    • Vampire Wind and the Innocent Rose, by the same author, stars Sonic the (King) Vampire Hedgehog, Tails the Frankenstein's Fox, Knuckles the Mummy Echidna, Shadow the Werewolf Hedgehog, Silver the Ghost Hedgehog, Blaze the Witch Cat, Rouge the Gargoyle-Bat, Cream the Boogeyrabbit, Scourge the Vampire Zombie Hedgehog, Fiona the Evil Sorceress Fox, Rosy the Grim Reaper's daughter, Nebula the Werecat-Hedgehog Hybrid, and Amy the Mortal (later Vampire) Hedgehog.
  • The quest Where Nightmares Fear To Tread has several monsters wandering around town, each with their own adventures in protecting a child now under their care. The main character is a boogieman (Dule), who comes into frequent contact with a vampire (Alex), a werewolf (Gunnolf), an angel (Elijah), an Eldritch Abomination (the Songsmith), and a Wendigo (the Beast), with a Grey alien mentioned in the background.
  • In the Discworld of A.A. Pessimal, the Ankh-Morpork City Air Watch is mainly composed of Witches with a passion for flight who mainly fly high-Magitek-enhanced broomsticks. They also boast Pegasi and a Heavy Squadron of flying elephants. Associate members of the Air Watch include pilots who can fly without needing a broomstick - a Vampire and a Banshee. The latest phase of the story will end with their getting unit mascots to take on parade - a flying sheep and, inevitably, an air-capable K'holli dog.

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Monster Squad had Count Dracula attempting to raise an army of darkness with the assistance of Frankenstein's Monster, a werewolf, a mummy and a Gill-man.
  • Universal Studios' Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man had, well, Frankenstein's Monster meet the Wolf Man. This was followed by House of Frankenstein and House of Dracula, each uniting their "big three" monsters (Drac, Wolfie & F's M) on screen. The series ended... nay, climaxed with the brilliant parody Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, in which Bud and Lou stumble into the House of Dracula and run into not just the Frankenstein monster but Dracula, the Wolf Man, a brain-swapping mad scientist, and a surprise cameo from the Invisible Man! Today, the interconnected "Universal Monsters" films of the 1930s and 40s are officially considered a forerunner of today's "cinematic universe" franchises such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Van Helsing includes Dr. Frankenstein, his monster, Dracula, his brides, several werewolves, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and a certain hunchback thrown in for good measure. Van Helsing mentions having fought gargoyles and warlocks in the past, and a deleted scene features a gillman-like creature living in Dracula's castle. Made by Universal, all this was an attempt at doing a throwback to the Universal Monsters "shared universe", though it never went beyond the one film.
  • The Waxwork films do this, and also incorporate Real Life baddies like the Marquis de Sade. The second flick steps outside the horror genre to include a fantasy Evil Overlord, although horror characters remain in the majority.
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, due to the presence of Mr. Hyde and a few others.
  • A recurring staple of the El Santo series and other Masked Luchador films.
  • Stan Helsing has parodies of Jason Voorhees, Pinhead, Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Michael Myers, and Leatherface.
  • Several legendary creatures decide get together to beat the shit out of each other in a wrestling-style tournament in Monster Brawl.
  • House of the Wolf Man is an attempt at a Monster Mash in the vein of the classic Universal films.
  • The Cabin in the Woods: The third act involves Dana and Marty unleashing all of the Controllers' monsters — which include, among other things, zombies, a Giant Spider, a giant cobra, ghosts, a Captain Ersatz of Pinhead, killer robots, a werewolf, masked killers, and a merman — into their base. Special mention goes to the evil unicorn, and the Angry Molesting Tree. Try learning the full list.
  • I, Frankenstein has the Frankenstein monster getting mixed up in a war between gargoyles and demons.
  • The 1980 British horror film The Monster Club, which starred Vincent Price as a vampire named Eramus who takes a fictional incarnation of horror author R. Chetwynd-Hayes with him to the eponymous club. He tells him stories about a hybrid monster's encounter with a Gold Digger, a son finding out that his father is a vampire, and a film director meeting a group of ghouls. The film ends with Eramus giving a speech on how Humans Are the Real Monsters, which impresses the patrons so much that Eramus' human guest is declared an honorary monster and club member.
  • Everybody’s favourite Monster Clown Pennywise aka IT is one-man Monster Mash in both the 1990 and 2017 versions. Pennywise can turn into a werewolf, a mummy, a headless child corpse, a leper, a skeleton, a bunch of dead children, a naked witch lady, a scary flute lady, a scary librarian, a creepy father and a Giant Spider. Ironically Pennywise’s normal clown form is probably more terrifying than all his transformations combined.
  • The 1985 farce Transylvania 6-5000 has two tabloid reporters journey to Transylvania to seek out the truth behind reports of Frankenstein's monster roaming a town, and after some false starts they wind up encountering not only it but also The Igor and his similarly hunchbacked wife, a seductive female vampire, a Wolf Man, a swamp creature, and a Mad Scientist who is keeping all of them in check and also keeps a mummy on the premises of the local castle. Subverted in that they're mostly misfit humans the scientist is helping — "Frankenstein's monster" is a car accident victim rebuilt with what the scientist could afford due to corrupt officials, the "wolf man" has hypertrichosis, the "mummy" is an ugly woman recovering from extensive plastic surgery, the "swamp creature" is a contortionist, and the "vampire" is a lovesick woman who adopted the persona to compensate for insecurity. The "hunchbacks" have the postures they do because they're constantly subservient to others.
  • Goosebumps and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween had monsters from the Goosebumps books that were released.
  • Monster Mash (1995) featured several monsters, which was appropriate given that the film was based on the Bobby "Boris" Pickett song of the same name. The monsters included were Mad Scientist Dr. Frankenstein, his monster, a hunchbacked assistant named Igor, Count Dracula and his wife Natasha, a werewolf and Elvis Presley reincarnated as a mummy.
  • Freaks of Nature features a town of humans, vampires, zombies and a werewolf family facing off against an alien invasion.
  • Gorilla Interrupted features a Mad Scientist, a Killer Gorilla, a Quincy Punk with a nuclear guitar and a Gentleman Adventurer facing an alien invasion and Satan.
  • In House on Bare Mountain, Krakow the Wolf Man, Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster invade a costume party being held in a girls finishing school (although Dracula and Frankenstein's parts in this scheme are comparatively minor.)

  • The Mercy Thompson series has both friendly and unfriendly fae, werewolves, vampires, witches, sorcerers and walkers (Native American shapeshifters) so far. Wizards, druids and angels are mentioned, and Charles' mother gave him Native American magic similar to shamanism. The various species don't like each other — we are talking The Fair Folk and Always Chaotic Evil vamps whose best defector gleefully shoots and kicks the dog — but there are nastier things out in the night. Like demons or politicians.
  • Kitty Norville, likewise, features both friendly and unfriendly werewolves and vampires. As the ironically named main character is a werewolf, you'd expect most of the bloodsuckers to be villains, but she's allied to more than she's made enemies. The werewolf packs and nearest vampire families usually keep a cooperative connection. The best example of a Monster Mash in this series is Kitty's House of Horrors, where the premise is a reality show starring all the B-list celebrities who are or claim to be supernatural: Kitty the werewolf talk radio host, a werewolf pro wrestler, a were-seal state legislator, a TV medium and stage magician who are both the real thing, a vampire beauty pageant winner, and a psychic supernatural debunker TV show star.
  • As of I Shall Wear Midnight, the Ankh-Morpork Police Department has, in addition to various humans: a werewolf, a vampire, a zombie, some gargoyles, a golem, an imp-based PDA, a gnome, an Igor, a King Incognito, a Medusa, many trolls, many dwarves, a Nac Mac Feegle raised by gnomes and Cpl. Nobby Nobbs.
    • And for those of you who haven't read the books, Nobby really does deserve a place on that list. He carries a card, signed by the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork and a local midwife of some skill, stating that, on the balance of probability, Nobby really is a human being. That's all you really need to know about him.
    • In Reaper Man, before all the monsters started joining the Watch, the Fresh Start Club included two zombies, one banshee, one bogeyman, a vampire, the vampire's wife who isn't a vampire but insists on acting like one, a ghoul (retired), and a wolf who turns into a Wolf Man at full moon.
  • And of course there is Biers, the bar where everybody knows your shape, which is literally where Ankh-Morpork's monsters and Undead go to unwind over a drink.
  • Tales of MU initially appears to be based on this to most readers, though it is not exactly on a voluntary basis - the Wizarding School, Magisterius University, has graciously established a separate dorm for the non-humans and part-humans, supposedly to make them feel less pressured to conform to human ways but in actuality at least in part to keep the freaks out of sight. The characters' foibles, both personal and racial, make up a significant part of the series.
  • The Dresden Files. The main character is a wizard and frequently teams up with an incubus, which in this setting is the most humanlike kind of vampire. Other occasional assistants/sidekicks include werewolves, faeries and Knights in Shining Armor. In addition, a few villains resemble this trope, particularly the phobophages (shapeshifting faeries that feed on fear) that disguised themselves as movie monsters to use their reputations for horror, including Captain Ersatz versions of Freddy, Jason, and a Xenomorph. And Chucky.
  • Clive Barker's short novel Cabal, later filmed as Nightbreed. The monsters live in Midian in Canada. In the book Clive Barker's Nightbreed Chronicles, Barker explains the origins of many of these monsters, indicating that they did not share a common origin. One monster had its origin as a mutant engineered by the Central Powers during World War I (reminiscent of the G-8 series, which often featured paranormal entities devised by Central Powers researchers) and another a person mutated by a meteor (similar to Doc Savage's foe Mo-Gwei, Vandal Savage, Meteor Man, and L?Île aux trente cercueils by Maurice LeBlanc).
  • Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book not only features a boy raised by ghosts, but also an organisation called the Honour Guard consisting of a vampire, a werewolf, a mummy and some sort of djinn.
  • A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny features versions of Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man (1941) (who's American), Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper, and Rasputin, as well as a Cute Witch, a pair of Evil Sorcerors, a Druid, a Sinister Minister, and their Talking Animal Familiars.
  • Department 19 features werewolves, vampires and Frankenstein's Monster.
  • The titular IT can become the heroes worst fears i.e The Mummy, Wolf Man (the teenage Werewolf), Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Rodan, and a witch (specifically the one from Hansel and Gretel). IT also has less iconic forms such as The Crawling Eye and a Paul Bunyan statue. It’s more than likely that The Loser’s Club watching Horror Movies at cinema as children played part in the eponymous antagonist’s Shapeshifting especially since IT generally looks different to each member of the club. And of course its default appearance is a Monster Clown and while You Cannot Grasp the True Form, the closest we get is a Giant Spider.
  • The novel Family Bites by Lisa Williams is about a family of friendly neighborhood werewolves whose new neighbors turn out to be Friendly Neighborhood Vampires.
  • Kelley Armstrong wrote a novel with only werewolves. She then called the series Women of the Otherworld and included witches, demons, and other supernaturals to be able to not be stuck only writing about werewolves.
  • This was the entire idea behind Bruce Coville's stand-alone book, Monster of the Year.
  • With the possible exception of Godzilla, anything on the list above is likely to be found drinking in Strangefellows in one Nightside book or another.
  • Kevin J. Anderson's Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. novels take place in the Unnatural Quarter, a neighborhood set aside for undead, fairy-tale beings, and other supernatural folk generated by or emerged in the wake of the Big Uneasy.
  • City of Devils, Fifty Feet of Trouble, and Wolfman Confidential take place in a world in which every Universal, b-movie, and legendary monster comprise the ordinary John and Jane Does of the world.
  • Daniel Gonzalez's Ravencraft series has Laura Talbot (a werewolf), Lucilla (a vampire), Abigail Valdemar (a zombie/Frankenstein-like creature) and Donovan Fort (a monster hunter) as main characters. Also Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and other many evil werewolves, vampires and other monsters as villains.
  • Norman Bridwell wrote How to Care for Your Monster and Monster Holidays, in which children were shown how to treat classic monsters as essentially pets.
  • Bored of the Rings has this in the army emerging from the Black Gate of Fordor:
    Forth from the gate burst a hundred thousand rabid narcs swinging bicycle chains and tire irons, followed by drooling divisions of pop-eyed changelings, deranged zombies and distempered werewolves. At their shoulders marched eight score heavily armored griffins, three thousand goose-stepping mummies, and a column of abominable snowmen on motorized bobsleds; at their flanks tramped six companies of slavering ghouls, eighty parched vampires in white tie, and the Phantom of the Opera. Above them the sky was blackened by the dark shapes of vicious pelicans, houseflies the size of two-car garages, and Rodan the Flying Monster. Through the portals streamed more foes of various forms and descriptions, including a six-legged diplodocus, the Loch Ness Monster, King Kong, Godzilla, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes, the Brain from Planet Arous, three different subphyla of giant insects, the Thing, It, She, Them, and the Blob. The great tumult of their charge could have waked the dead, were they not already bringing up the rear.
  • Extreme Monsters was a book series published by Penny Candy Press about preteen monsters who enjoyed playing extreme sports. The main group consisted of a skateboarding vampire named Val, a street luging witch named Jinx, an in-line skating werewolf named Wulf, a BMX biking Frankenstein monster named Steiner, a speed climbing mummy named Mumford and their mad scientist coach Doc.
  • The Monster Club by R. Chetwynd-Hayes. Hidden beneath the streets of London is a dark and dreadful establishment known as The Monster Club, where vampires indulge in a rather different kind of Bloody Mary and ghouls tear into their gruesome repasts. Here, along with the usual monsters - vampires, werewolves, ghouls, and some of Dr Frankenstein's more freakish creations - you'll find other, less familiar ones. You'll meet the frightening Fly-by-Night, the hideous shaddy, the horrible mock, and the dreaded shadmock, perhaps the most terrible of all. Later made into a film.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The BBC 3 show Being Human has a vampire, a werewolf and a female ghost as flatmates.
  • The 1965 Doctor Who serial "The Chase" had a cameo by Frankenstein's monster, Dracula and a ghost called the Grey Lady or rather, androids based on them.
  • Big Bad Beetleborgs had a mummy, a vampire, a Frankenstein-style monster, a group of pixies, a ghoul, a living statue, and a "phantasm" all sharing a haunted house. Surprisingly, while they were real, the heroes and villains of the show were not: the Beetleborg powers were pulled out of the world of fiction by a spell the phantasm cast, and the villains were also pulled out of that world as a Gone Horribly Wrong side effect.
  • The Buffyverse is a big ol’ Monster Mash having abundance of Vampires, Witches, Werewolves, Frankenstein Monsters, Ghosts, Mummies, Dragons, Zombies, living ventriloquist dolls, a shit load of demons, cyborg ninja assassins and more than a couple Eldritch Abomination(s).
    • In Season 4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Adam attempts to create an alliance between vampires and demons to fight humans.
      Giles: ...And yet you say that the, the vampire went to the demon's aid. The two of them were working as a team?
      Buffy: Everything except giving each other little pats on the behind.
    • Buffy's own group of friends is a bit like a monster mash, too. There are Slayers (Buffy and Faith), Vampires (Angel and Spike), Witches (Willow, Tara and Giles), a Werewolf (Oz), an ex-Demon (Anya), a Demon (Clem), with a couple of normal humans thrown in the mix.
  • The villains of Mahou Sentai Magiranger/Power Rangers Mystic Force had this kind of horror motif, starting with a Frankensteinish cyborg, a vampiress, a Wolf Man (actually a knight in wolf-themed armor, but the reference is there), and zombie-like Mooks. The Frankenstein later got replaced by a mummy, then a whole other group came in led by a gillman, and they all worked for a Cthulhu-like Eldritch Abomination.
  • A 1983 failed TV pilot 1313th Avenue had a group of monsters and supernatural beings sharing an apartment building while trying to maintain a Masquerade.
  • The Munsters as a case of a Creepy Family, has the father Herman (a Frankenstein's Monster), the mother Lily (a vampire), the grandfather Sam "Grandpa" Dracula (a vampire/werewolf), the only son Eddie (a werewolf with some vampiric tendencies), the niece Marilyn (the Damsel in Distress), Spot (the Godzilla-like dragon pet) and a black cat that roars like a lion, all similar in looks (albeit not in behavior) to the classic Universal Monsters.
  • A Chappelle's Show sketch had a mummy, werewolf, and Frankenstein's monster who were roommates and all victims of Fantastic Racism.
  • There was a short lived 70s TV series called Monster Squad (unrelated to the movie pictured above) that is too campy to be believed. About a wax museum security guard whose "Crime Computer" brings the replicas of Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula and The Wolf Man to life. They Fight Crime! to make up for their namesakes' past misdeeds.
  • Kamen Rider Kiva has an overall horror theme, specifically based on the Universal Monsters. As a result, the villains are vampires and the main character is a Dhampyr whose Rider powers come from a talking bat and include alternate forms based on a werewolf, gillman and a Frankenstein's Monster, as well as a base of operations which is a dragon bonded to the mold of a castle. The Movie introduces two villainous Riders with powers based off of demons and Yeti, as well as another monster race whose members include a Gorgon, a Mandragora, a Gargoyle and a Mummy.
  • Supernatural is a veritable Fantasy Kitchen Sink, but this trope is explicitly invoked in one episode during Season 4, "Monster Movie", where the Winchesters investigate killings apparently perpetrated by the famous silver-screen monsters (See header picture above) themselves. It turns out to be a Shapeshifter who specifically tries to emulate them. The entire episode is a Shout-Out to classic horror movies.
  • From Mr. Show: Monster Parties: Fact or Fiction?
  • Dark Shadows had witches, vampires, a werewolf, a Frankenstein's Monster, ghosts, Captain Ersatzes of Dorian Gray and Jekyll and Hyde, and even an Eldritch Abomination. They managed to miss mummies, though. If it had lasted long enough, they might have gotten mummies and a robot. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (original version, also produced by Dan Curtis) made up for the lack.
  • The 1970s Canadian Saturday Morning children's show The Hilarious House Of Frightenstein is basically this, with a Mad Scientist Dracula expy named Count von Frightenstein (He's supposed to be the 13th son of Dracula) and his sidekick, Igor, their incapacitated Frankenstein's Monster expy named "Brucie" (which they could never revive) and a host of other kooky, classic-horror-themed characters note .
  • Penny Dreadful is a megacrossover of famous Victorian horror literature that features characters from Dracula, Frankenstein, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and in the final season The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as less work-specifically witches, a werewolf, and Satan himself.
  • In the A.N.T. Farm episode, "MutANT Farm", while the older students are humans, all of the ANTs Are Monsters:
    • Chyna: Medusa
    • Olive: Mad scientist
    • Fletcher: Vampire
    • Gibson: Mummy
    • Angus: Zombie
    • Wacky: Werewolf
  • The 1979 Halloween Special The Halloween That Almost Wasn't, released on video as The Year Dracula Saved The World, in which Denser and Wackier versions of Count Dracula (played by Judd Hirsch), Igor, the Werewolf, the Frankenstein Monster, the Zombie and the Mummy all try to convince The Witch to not quit her job in order to save Halloween.

  • The Trope Namer is "Monster Mash", a classic 1962 novelty hit by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers. Sung by a Mad Scientist with a Boris Karloff-type voice, it mentions his monster, vampires (including Dracula and his son), the Wolf Man, Igor, zombies and ghouls. Pickett recorded several additional tunes in the same vein, most notably the Christmas-themed "Monster's Holiday".
  • The Big Bopper's The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor.
  • In 1973 the all-female dance troupe Pan's People made a video to the original song in which they dressed as Cute Monster Girl versions of a vampire, a bat, a mummy, King Kong and an alien. Only one of these monsters was mentioned in the song, but top marks for originality.
  • Paul and Storm's "Lame Monster Party", which parodies the theme (but not the tune) of "Monster Mash".
  • Adam Warrock's "Zombie Girl" — It's implied that the eponymous character's friends are Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and The Wolfman.
  • Die Ärzte has a song called "Monsterparty" which has the protagonist attending a party at Dracula's castle where he meets The Invisible Man, King Kong, Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolfman, a skeleton, the Great White Shark, The Mummy and ET.
  • The spoken preamble to "A Gorey Demise", by Creature Feature, is a group of undead monsters having a dinner party.
  • Ookla the Mok's "Bride of the Wolfman" starts out with the Wolf Man angsting about how he feels unloved. Then the mummy comes to cheer him up. Dracula and Frankenstein are mentioned as mutual acquaintances.
  • Buck Owens had a 1974 single called "(It's a) Monster's Holiday" (no relation to the Bobby "Boris" Pickett Christmas tune mentioned above). Incidentally, it was one of the last songs to feature the talents of Don Rich, who died in a motorcycle accident shortly after this song was recorded:
    Frankenstein was first in line
    And the Wolf Man came up next
    Dracula was doing his stuff
    Breathing down my neck...
  • The song "Crasher-vania" from Starbomb, released by the Game Grumps, tells of Dracula throwing a big party for himself and all of his monster friends, when Simon Belmont crashes the party (twice) and kills everyone except Dracula under the misguided assumption that they were all up to no good. Although when Dracula asks what Simon's deal is, Simon admits that it was because he never gets invited to parties.
  • On Halloween 2013, Megadeth performed for Jimmy Kimmel as classic monsters: Dave Mustaine hid all his hair under Frankenstein's head, bassist David Ellefson was a werewolf, Chris Broderick dressed as the Phantom of the Opera (though he removed the mask fairly early) and drummer Shawn Drover became Dracula.

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  • Elvira and the Party Monsters is centered around one of these, in the form of a barbecue party.
  • The pinball machine Monster Bash requires the player to gather the Universal Horror mainstays Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, Bride of Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Creature From The Black Lagoon so they can re-form their rock band.

  • The dimension-hopping Gemini arc of Sequinox takes the girls to a Gothic Horror world where they become the classic monsters. Summer's a Frankenstein, Autumn's a werewolf, Spring's an invisible woman, Winter's a gillman, and Vivaldi's the Phantom of the Opera. Later on they find that Ethan and his mother are vampires, and Harmony developed a Hyde-esque potion.
  • The fine folks of the Amnesty lodge in The Adventure Zone: Amnesty. Aubrey is a magician (who can use actual magic), Dani is not a vampire, Moira and Dewey, now are ghosts, and the Lodge's chef is a(?) Bigfoot named Barclay. Indrid Cold/Mothman and two different species of goat-people (one being a bureaucrat living on another planet named Vincent, and the other being a defected minion who looks exactly like Ryan Gosling and can only say "Duck", "pizza", and "grow" named Billy) also appear.

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    Recorded and Stand-Up Comedy 
  • In the "9th Street Bridge" routine on his Revenge album, Bill Cosby describes going to the movies as a kid with his pal Old Weird Harold and seeing one particular film that had "Frankenstein, Wolf Man, Dracula, the Hunchback, the Mummy... everybody was in it." Slightly averted in that we don't know whether the monsters actually teamed up, since — despite sitting in the theater for several showings of the movie — Bill and Harold never got up from hiding on the floor to see what actually happened.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The World of Darkness: In both versions of the WoD, PCs play any one of a number of horror movie mainstays, and at the behest of the Storyteller, can encounter and (most likely) try to kill each other.
    • By extension, After Sundown started as a homebrew fix to the World of Darkness tailored to allow players to actually play Monster Mash type games (the original WoD was specifically built to make crossover games a bad idea). After finishing the rules set, the author decided to strip out the IP for public domain stuff and make it a stand alone game.
  • In the Trail of Cthulhu adventure book Shadows Over Filmland, the player characters have the opportunity to battle Captain Ersatz versions of Frankenstein ('Doctor Gravenhurst'), The Invisible Man ('the Non-Euclidean Man'), and Dracula (a vampiric dream-spirit of the historical Vlad the Impaler) in individual adventures. In the the adventure "The Preserve", all three are lured to an island where they can face off against their old foes, the player characters, in exchange for the Necronomicon.
  • Even plain ol' Dungeons & Dragons has the potential for this.
    • Especially Ravenloft, the gothic horror setting. And even more so in "Masque of the Red Death", set in 19th century Earth, complete with stats for Dracula and Frankenstein.
    • The Mystara supplement Night Howlers, while it focused specifically on lycanthropes, had more than enough different strains of werebeast in it to constitute a Monster Mash.
  • This is basically the entire premise behind the game Night Life, which features a bewildering array of monsters (many of them usable as player characters) trying to maintain a common masquerade viz. a humanity that still has them horribly outnumbered while also keeping themselves both fed and sane.
  • Creature Feature, a supplement for the Chill RPG, may have been the first to do this for player characters. Unlike WoD or NightLife, it kept the monsters as inherently evil, and gave points for killing heroes and scaring the crap out of hapless human victims.
  • Big Eyes, Small Mouth had a sourcebook more or less revolving around this: "Cold Hands, Dark Hearts". In a twist rather like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, almost all modern monsters are actually 'watered down' descendents of the real big nasties who once dominated the world before being sealed away. Vampires, Ghosts, Oni (the descendents of humans who bred with demons), Nephelim (their angelic counterparts), several types of animal spirit (including Minotaurs and Tengu) and Revenents (basic "dead body walking" type monsters that could, among others, resemble zombies, liches, or Frankenstein's Monster) are some of the creatures covered. For an extra twist, these were your player races.
  • Must Be Tuesday has a list of 20 playable monsters. Vampires? Yup. Angels? Sure. Robots? Cool. Blob Monsters? Go wild.
  • In chess, the Frankenstein-Dracula Variation of the Vienna Game was named by Tim Harding as the answer to the question, "If the Frankenstein Monster and Count Dracula were to sit down to a game of chess, what would happen?" This is an insanely unorthodox opening in which a White Knight fork forces Black to sacrifice a whole Rook. The December 1978 issue of Chess included a Frankenstein-Dracula game supposedly from a deleted chapter of Dracula (which followed the Real Life game of Hansen-Nunn, Students' Olympiad, Teesside 1974).
  • The 2019 board game "Horrified" has the players compete together against the classic Universal Monsters cast: Dracula, the Wolf Man, Frankenstein and his Bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and the Creature from the Black Lagoon for the fate of a town.

  • Older Than Radio: The Ghost Sonata (1907) includes a mummy, two vampires, a ghost, and a walking dead man.
  • House of Frankenstein by Martin Downing has this as its central premise. Dracula, the Wolfman, and the latest girl stalked by the Phantom of the Opera come to Dr. Frankenstein to have their problems solved by him. Hilarity Ensues. This is really the template for most of the scripts he's put out.

    Theme Parks 
  • Promotional material for the Disney Theme Parks during the Halloween season often features Mickey Mouse and his associates as classic monsters. Mickey as a vampire, Minnie as a witch, Donald Duck as a Wolf Duck or devil, and Goofy as a Frankenstein monster seem to be the most common.
  • The Haunted Mansion has ghosts, zombies, and a mummy throwing a raucous party in a seemingly abandoned (and very haunted) mansion. The Haunted Mansion Holiday adds the citizens of Halloweentown to the mix.

  • An old discontinued toyline called Titanium 'Monsters of Rock' was pretty much this as a rock band, with the members being a vampire vocalist and lead guitarist named Brooklyn Von Doom, a werewolf named DJ "Wolfgang" Bones on the turntables, a Frankenstein monster drummer named Franklinstein Fright, and a mummy bassist named Skinny Gawz.
  • Just add "the children of" right before the word "Dracula" in the above description of the trope and you have the original premise of Monster High. For bonus points, the five monsters namechecked above, plus the "children" addendum, happen to describe the five main characters of the line (respectively Draculaura, Clawdeen, Cleo, Frankie and Lagoona). This was later downplayed into a more standard application of the trope, as more monsters showed up that weren't the kids of any particular character. And 10 more of the monsters mentioned are the parent(s) of minor characters.
  • The defunct Xevoz line had an undead faction (the "Unnaturals") that included vampires, ghosts, skeletons, mummies, and Frankenstein monsters in their ranks (the wolfman ended up in the "Meta-Beast" faction). And this isn't counting the insects, cyborg/robots, dragons, elemental forces of nature personified...
  • LEGO did it three times with the Studios linenote , the Collectible Minifigures linenote , and the Monster Hunters linenote .
  • A cancelled Transformers subline of Transformers: Generation 1 was to consist of Transformers based on horror movie monsters, the only specific figures planned being Count Dracula (who turned into a bat), the Gill-Man (who turned into a fish) and The Fly (who turned into a giant fly). It is widely believed that the subline was cancelled because of copyright issues (while Dracula is a Public Domain Character, Creature from the Black Lagoon was a Universal film and the rights to The Fly were owned by 20th Century Fox).
  • The very concept of Monster in My Pocket was that the toyline consisted of pocket-size figurines of various monsters from a variety of sources. These include iconic ones such as the Vampire and Frankenstein's Monster, mythological creatures like the hydra and cockatrice, obscure cryptids like the Haniver and the Catoblepas, and even religious beings such as Behemoth and the Great Beast.

    Video Games 
  • The Undead Scourge from Warcraft has waking skeletons, zombies, mummies, vampiric demons, Frankensteins Monsterish abominations armed with hooks and meat cleavers, magic devourers, gargoyles, undead dragons, necromancers, cultists, and fallen paladins make up its ranks. Not to mention worgen opposing them come the release of the Cataclysm expansion for World of Warcraft.
  • Castlevania practically runs on this trope, with demons and mythical monsters thrown in for extra variety.
    • Hell, even Cthulhu makes an appearance, as does Leatherface (in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia). The first game had almost all of the Universal Studios monsters (Wolfman didn't show up until Castlevania II: Simon's Quest).
    • The last four paintings in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin all feature the classic movie monsters as the bosses of each area: a buried pyramid for Mummy Man, a chaotic circus for Medusa, the streets of London for the Werewolf, and a haunted academy for Frankenstein's Monster.
  • Darkstalkers is essentially a Monster Mash in fighting game form. Many classic Universal monsters are represented, including Felicia as one of the fairly obscure Cat People, in addition to later horror movie mainstays like Lord Raptor (zombie), Bishamon (ghostly samurai) and Pyron (alien). And then, introduced in one of the sequels was B. B. Hood, a girl who is a regular human, and also an amoral and sociopathic professional monster hunter. She was introduced, in part, to contrast against the monsters, to show that humans have the potential to be as bad, or worse by comparison.
  • The Disgaea series include a variety of fantasy staples like succubi, dragons, zombies, ghosts, and cat girls, many of which have class ranks named after various mythological creatures. Made more amusing in Disgaea 3 and Disgaea 4, where said monsters can be your school classmates or members of your political party, respectively.
  • The Council in City of Heroes have scientifically created (somehow) vampires and werewolves that can work together (though are rarely seen together at the same time). During the Halloween event, generic vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, witches and pumpkin people are all about as likely to spawn from Trick or Treating. Really.
  • Gensokyo, being pretty much the definition of a Fantasy Kitchen Sink, hosts plenty of tea parties bewteen witches, vampires, miko, ghosts, fairies, aliens, oni, goddesses, and more.
  • The band Deuil from Popn Music consists of a vampire, a werewolf and a mummy.
  • MadWorld has the Mad Castle level for this. The Mooks are zombies (but bandaged up like mummies); the first area's bosses are the Shamans, a pack of werewolves; the second area's boss is Frank, Frankenstein's Monster; and the last area's boss is Elise, somewhere between a succubus and a vampire.
  • The PC game Monster Bash features several different horror-themed mooks, including but not limited to zombies, skeletons, severed hands, possessed rocking horses...
  • The Sega coin-op Monster Bash (unrelated to either of the above two) has the hero using the power of a magic sword to defeat first Dracula, then Frankenstein's Monster, and finally Chameleon Man; defeat all three, and you get to do it again, at increased difficulty...
  • Planescape: Torment has a party that includes a hideously scarred immortal/regenerating human, a floating talking skull which is actually a damned soul, a part-demon girl with a tail, a succubus with pink bat wings, a githzerai (tall, thin, pointy-eared extraplanar humanoid), a malfunctioning clockwork robot, a perpetually burning man who is a living conduit to the Elemental Plane of Fire, and a ghost in a suit of armor.
  • The Edutainment Game Math Blaster Mystery: The Great Brain Robbery has a Mad Scientist named Big Bad Dr. Dabble as the Big Bad. His mansion contains monsters who give you puzzles and word problems to solve. They include a bald vampire named Fang, an an Igor-esque hunchback technician, a witch known as Granny, a Creature from the Black Lagoon knockoff named Scales, a hooded fellow who looks like The Grim Reaper and two characters called Mummy Lady and Frankenbunny.
    • Reading Blaster Mystery has a cycloptic alien (?) hero trying to foil Dr. Dabble's plot with the help of a ghost.
  • With the right expansion packs(particularly the Supernatural pack), you can turn The Sims into this. Your Sim family can be populated with vampires, werewolves, witches, fairies, and even mermaids.
  • In the Kingdom Hearts series, Sora, Donald and Goofy take on the form of monsters in Halloween Town. Of the trio, Sora becomes a vampire with an orange eyepatch, Donald becomes a mummy, and Goofy becomes a parody of Frankenstein's Monster. Their forms are very popular with the fandom. So much, that a second set of forms for Monstropolis was added in Kingdom Hearts III, although only Sora's appearance is drastic, in that he becomes a werecat, with his right eye covered by his hair as a nod to his Halloween Town form.
  • Urban Rivals: The Nightmare clan is are expy's on half of the examples above, others are based off horror movie characters.
  • During a Solar Eclipse in Terraria, hordes of classical monsters attack on the surface, such as Reapers, Swamp Things, Frankenstein's Monsters, Vampires, and Cyclops Zombies. Pity there are no werewolves or skeletons, as they can only appear at night or underground respectively.
  • In Muppet Monster Adventure, The Muppets are transformed into classic monsters. Gonzo becomes Nose-feratu the Vampire, Kermit becomes Ker-Monster (Frankenstein's Monster), Piggy becomes the Ghoulfriend of Ker-Monster (the Bride), Fozzie becomes a Wocka-Wocka Werebear and Clifford becomes a Muck Monster. There's also a Final Boss who is meant to be the Phantom of the Opera.
  • In the Data East game Death Brade, the fighters include a werewolf, a minotaur, a golem and even a fire-breathing dragon.
  • The arcade Light Gun Game After Dark has you playing as two bounty hunters going after various monsters.
  • The NES game Monster Party had a boy named Mark team up with a gargoyle named Bert to fight an assortment of monsters, including ghosts, dancing zombies, a minotaur, a gorgon, a man-eating plant, and a Giant Spider.
  • Night Slashers is an arcade Beat 'em Up with various movie monsters as enemies. The boss fights include a Mad Scientist, a Frankenstein's Monster, an Evil Puppeteer and his living puppet, a rock monster, a vampire, a mummy, The Grim Reaper, and a robotic skeletal demon named King Zarutz as the final boss.
  • The Ultimate Haunted House features a ghost (based on and voiced by the game's creator Gahan Wilson) with a Split Personality, a Mad Scientist (whose assistant is also named Igor), a vampire woman, a Frankenstein's Monster, a two-headed monster, a living skeleton who's under a curse, and various other monsters such as a zombie and a Blob Monster all living in the titular haunted house. Furthermore, the game's soundtrack includes the Trope Namer.
  • Brain Dead 13 has a young man named Lance Galahad hired by a Brain in a Jar named Dr. Nero Neurosis to fix his computer. To get out of paying for his services, Neurosis has his psychotic hunchbacked assistant Fritz try and kill Lance. Lance then must avoid Fritz's attempts at killing him and thwart Neurosis' scheme for world conquest while exploring Neurosis' castle and ends up running into other monsters along the way, including a Frankenstein's Monster named Moose, a pair of witches, and a curvaceous vampire named Vivi.
  • Omen of Sorrow is an horror Fighting Game featuring Dracula (as a Tragic Monster), a werewolf, a mummy, a Frakenstein-kind golem, Quasimodo the Hunchback, Mr. Hyde having completely taken over Jekyll's body, a succubus, a headless horseman and an chaos goddess. The only human playable character is not fully human himself and risks becoming a monster.
  • All the members from the Occult Team in Inazuma Eleven are based on popular horror characters. There's a slasher villain, a werewolf, a vampire, a mummy, a Frankenstein monster, a creepy child, a jiang-shi, a killer doll, an alien, two witches, two zombies, three ghosts, and a Dr. Jekyll Expy as their coach. But in a subverted case, none of them are real monsters, just weird kids who like the everything supernatural.
  • The fifth release of The Jackbox Party Pack features a dating game with this premise called Monster Seeking Monster.
  • The Game Boy Advance game Monster Force had the main characters consisting of a vampire named Drac, a werewolf named Wolfie and a Frankenstein monster named Frank, with a mummy named Mina and a female vampire named Drew being included as unlockable characters.
  • Fate/Grand Order:
    • Among the hundreds of Heroic Spirits you can summon, they also include Vlad III (two versions) (the inspiration of the vampire Dracula), Yu Miaoyi (an Elemental, who is pretty close to a vampire) Frankenstein's Monster (she's the bride, but completed first), Hessian Lobo (the Hessian is the Headless Horseman), several Oni and yokai, Cheiron the centaur, Asterios the minotaur, serial killers (which include Jack the Ripper, the Phantom of the Opera, Gilles de Rais who is the inspiration of Bluebeard), Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, witches (including Medea and Circe), Medusa and her monstrous version called Gorgon, Mephistopheles who is also a Monster Clown, girls who got powers from Eldritch Abominations from the Cthulu mythos, giants, robots, etc.
    • Enemies are usually monsters like werewolves, wyverns, dragons, ghosts, living snowmen, golems, zombies, skeletons, ghouls, killer birds, killer insects, killer crabs, killer robots, murder dolls, demon boars, demons, homunculi, giants, possessed samurai armor, sphinxes, Eldritch Abominations, sentient seed-monsters, sentient alien trees, etc.
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors apart from the titular zombies, has killer dolls, chainsaw psychos, mummies, aliens, blobs, fishmen, vampires, werewolves and giant babies.

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    Web Animation 
  • The pilot of The Fear Hole has the classic universal monsters as the first creatures to come out of the titular hole. Well, them and THE CREEPING COLON!. Whose film was shot into the sun.

  • During the Storm of Souls arc in Dominic Deegan, the main characters are witness to a fight between an infernomancer and a werewolf. Donovan Deegan mentions that, in his day, they had a name for such fights: A Monster Mash.
  • The original concept of the comic Charby the Vampirate was to play with this particular trope. Living in the same cabin in the woods are a vampire, a werewolf, an alp, two zombies (one is a witch, the other a hoodoo practitioner) a bipedal merboy (basically a Gillman), a wizard, a demon and a patchwork monster pet/servant.
  • Gunnerkrigg Court features a fox demon, a Living Shadow, a ghost, and a Minotaur.
  • Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name has thus far had a zombie Supporting Protagonist, a werewolf, some vampires, a half-selkie, and a ghost. And it's barely into its third chapter.
    • Pretty much every main character seems to have something paranormal about them. We don't even know what's up with Hanna or Ples yet, but at best even they are only Ambiguously Human.
      • Coin toss says that even CA$H is going to turn out to be a Pwca or a necromancer or something.
  • In The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!, it turns out that reclusive Bigfeet like to ride Unicorns because Bigfeet leave big obvious tracks, while Unicorns leave no tracks at all.
  • Sluggy Freelance. The main character is currently a mook in the service of a supervillain, and has a sword powered by the blood of the innocent. He's good friends with an alien from a species that reproduces by destroying the host planet, a vampire, a witch, a psychotic Killer Rabbit, and a mad scientist. He also owns a zombie head on a stick. And he's one of the good guys. Ostensibly.
  • Bloody Urban has a main cast featuring a werewolf, a ghoul, and a vampire. Among the supporting characters are a Frankenstein, a mad scientist and her dinosaur sidekick, an invisible man, and a blob monster.
  • Eerie Cuties has a mishmash of different monsters going to an All-Ghouls School.
  • Monsterful has a world full of monsters of all kinds, from classic undead ones (zombies, vampires, ghosts) to mythological ones (gorgons, Loch Ness monsters, mummies), uncommon ones like ragdolls, golems and homunculi, and even some hybrid monsters (Zombpyre). The first chapter focuses on the Addams High All-Ghouls School.
  • The Glass Scientists is a Gaslamp Fantasy setting wherein Dr.Jekyll/Mr.Hyde runs a Society (or more like a sort of refugee center) for mad scientists and supernatural creatures, who have been persecuted since the time of Frankenstein's Monster. Aside from the aforementioned Dr.Jekyll, the story so far features appearances from werewolves, Dr.Moreau from The Island of Doctor Moreau, Frankenstein and her monster, as well as The Invisible Man among others.
  • Ow, my sanity is a pastiche of the Unwanted Harem set in the Chtulhu mythos, with the hapless guy getting the attention of several lovecraftian ladies. So far he has encountered the kuudere Servitor Nancy, an unnamed shoggoth in the form of a young girl with hand mouths, the Sleeper of N'Kai (a Yandere frog-girl) and Cool Big Sis neighbour "Shubby".
  • Zebra Girl: The initial group is composed of one normal human (Crystal), a sorcerer (Jack), a demon (Sandra), an anthropomorphic rabbit (Sam), a werewolf (Wally), and a talking book (Tomie) who got a human form at some point. Later in the comic, Sandra's hometown attracts a lot of monsters, with now vampires, ghouls and other kinds of creatures roaming in the streets.
  • Nightmarish features alternate versions of Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll and Hyde, Medusa, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, and the Headless Horseman engaging in comedic acts that often border onto Black Comedy.
  • All Saints Street is the story of monsters from around the world — a demon, a vampire, a werewolf, a mummy and his raven familiar, a zombie, their angel landlord, and the drunk cat youkai that lives by — all sharing a Chinese apartment.

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    Western Animation 
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius had this happen in the Halloween Episode "Nightmare in Retroville", where he creates a machine that makes people look like monsters and uses it to turn Carl into a vampire and Sheen into a werewolf. Things go awry when Jimmy's dad Hugh later uses the machine to accidentally turn himself into Frankenstein's monster and Sheen and Carl become a werewolf and a vampire for real and manage to turn Libby and Cindy (the latter who went as a Buffy the Vampire Slayer expy). Jimmy saves the day by using his machine to turn into Hugh's favorite monster Octopus Man.
  • Ben 10:
    • In the third season of Ben 10 we are introduced to monster-themed alien villains: a mummy, a werewolf, a Frankenstein monster, and a ghost. Of course, Ben gained the ability to turn into each of these himself (he actually had the ghost all along, but this was when the others debuted and were all made a group). These guys are all from the same star system - and at the end of Secret of the Omnitrix zombies from another planet in the same system (Anur Ormeron) are mentioned.
    • Ben 10: Omniverse devotes a plot arc to revisiting the premise, with the return of the Anurian villains and Ben's alien versions (including a new fifth monster alien, a vampire), unrelated horror villains and shoutouts to additional works.
  • The Buzz Lightyear of Star Command episode "Revenge of the Monsters" featured a team-up between robotic vampire NOS-4-A2, cyborg werewolf the Wirewolf, and the Frankenstein's Monster-esque Psycho Prototype XL.
  • Casper's Scare School featured an Academy of Adventure filled with all sorts of different monsters, including a werewolf, a zombie, a mummy, and of course a ghost.
  • Castlevania of course has plenty of monsters with obvious examples of Vampires, a Dhampyr and Dracula, then there’s also gargoyles, zombies, a crow woman, Cyclops, the Minotaur and assorted demons. There’s also a witch- er, female magic user Sypha.
  • Camp Mini-Mon, in the show Mini Monsters (part of the Animated Anthology The Comic Strip), is filled with kids of various monsters, ghosts and ghouls.
  • One episode of Count Duckula has the titular Count and co. being chased by a Mummy he inadvertently brought back to life, a Frankenstein's Monster Expy accidentally resurrected by Igor, a Wolf Man who came to the castle to escape from the full moon but got exposed and transformed due to Nanny's interference, a space invader taking the form of a cabbage, and Goosewing. At the end, Duckula gets all the monsters outside the castle then transports it to a lagoon ... which turns out to contain a Sea Monster. The episode is appropriately named "The Return of the Curse of the Secret of the Mummy's Tomb Meets Frankenduckula's Monster and the Wolf-Man and the Intergalactic Cabbage...".
  • In the Darkwing Duck episode "Monsters R Us", the trope is demonstrated twofold. Morgana Macawber's family is introduced in the episode, with her relatives including an aunt who is a hunchbacked witch, a green blob monster cousin named Blobby, and another cousin who is a cyclops. The other group of monsters comes when Morgana's father Moloculo turns Darkwing into a werewolf, Gosalyn into a Frankenstein's Monster and Launchpad into a vampire bat to try and prove that monsters are superior to "normals".
  • Dr. Zitbag's Transylvania Pet Shop is about a Mad Scientist named Dr. Sidney Zitbag who runs a pet shop specializing in monster pets. He is assisted by a skeletal dog named Horrifido as well as a zombie bunny named Zombunny and frequently tries to win the affections of the vampire twins the Exorsisters.
  • Drak Pack, a short-lived Saturday Morning Cartoon from the 80s, features the teenaged descendants of Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and the Wolf Man joining forces to fight a Vincent Price-esque criminal mastermind and his henchpersons: a female vampire, a mummy, a toad-like hunchback and a fly/human hybrid.
  • DuckTales (1987) episode "The Ducky Horror Picture Show" had a collection of classic monsters (Wolfman, Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and Bride, Quasimodo, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Blob, The Mummy, and Ping Pong) booking a get-together at Scrooge's mansion before protesting a movie theater that Scrooge owned which played monster movies, saying that the movies gave them a bad name. Fortunately it turned out that the movies instead made them popular, and they happily accepted jobs as actors in more monster movies.
  • DuckTales (2017) episode "The Trickening" has a Vampire, a Werewolf, a Frankenstein Monster and a Witch impersonating more modern movie monsters like Penmnywise and Tamara in order to scare children out of candy.
  • The Filmation's Ghostbusters Rogues Gallery is a team of monsters including Big Bad Prime Evil (some sort of skeleton cyborg ghost wizard), a living skeleton, a werewolf, a mummy, a Morticia Addams-looking Vain Sorceress, a banshee and what seems to be the ghosts of a safari hunter, medieval knight and a pirate.
  • The Garfield and Friends episode "The Horror Hostess" had a woman named Vivacia kidnap Jon Arbuckle and shrink him down along with other men so they could play in a baseball game with rodents to entertain her guests. Vivacia's guests are a vampire, a werewolf, a ghost, a slug monster, a hunchback, a mummy, a skeleton and a Frankenstein monster.
  • The short-lived series Gravedale High had a vampire, a werewolf, a zombie, a gorgon, a mummy, a Frankenstein's monster, an invisible boy, and some sort of Igor-type being going to a monsters' high-school where one of the teachers is a human. Humorously enough, the vampire's name is Vinnie Stoker (His last name being a Shout-Out to Dracula author Bram Stoker) and the gorgon's name is Doozer (Short for "Medusa").
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy has featured quite a few monsters. The Grim Reaper himself is one of the main protagonists, his rival is The Boogeyman, and one Halloween Episode had a pumpkin-headed prankster. There's Jeff the giant spider, an Underworld creature named Fred Fredburger (among other Underworld creatures), and a demon named Nergal and his Half-Human Hybrid son Nergal Jr. There was even an episode that had a retirement home for monsters, with the episode focusing on the Bride of Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and Dracula! Dracula would later be a recurring character. And as it turns out, his son married a Mummy, and the two had Irwin, making him a mummy-vampire.
  • The Dingbat and the Creeps segments of The Heathcliff And Dingbat Show feature a vampire dog, a living skeleton and a talking jack o'lantern.
  • The latter-day Looney Tunes cartoon "Night of the Living Duck" had Daffy Duck dreaming that he was a lounge singer in a club full of classic movie monsters, including Dracula, Frankenstein's monster (with Bride), Wolfman, the Mummy, the Fly and Godzilla (all names changed to be protected against the most terrifying of them all, copyright, of course). He ends up singing (with the voice of Mel Torme) "Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives".
  • Mary Shelley's Frankenhole included Dr. Frankenstein and his monster as main characters with the supporting cast including the Invisible Man, Count Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a werewolf named Stewart Lawrence and a mummy.
  • The obscure Fox Family show Monster Farm was about a young man named Jack Haylee inheriting a farm inhabited by monster animals. The monsters are a vampire rooster named Count Cluckula, a goat Kaiju named Goatasarus Rex, a werewolf dog named Scare-Woof, a Frankenstein's Monster pig named Frankenswine, a zombie cow named Zombeef, a mummy cow named Cowapatra and a meek bespectacled sheep named Dr. Woolly who transforms into a deranged brute named Mr. Ewwe whenever he gets wet.
  • Monster Tails (an animated section inside the live action show Wake, Rattle, and Roll) have animal versions of the classic Universal Horror monsters like Dracula's cat Catula, Frankenstein's Monster's dog Frankenmutt, the Bride of Frankenstein's she-dog Elsa, Dr. Jekyll's dog Veenie, the Mummy's dog Mummfrey and the Creature from the Black Lagoon's gold fish.
  • The OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes episode "Parents Day" reveals that Enid is part of a family of monsters, with herself being a witch, her father being a werewolf, her mother being a vampire, and younger twin brothers who are a Frankenstein's Monster and a Pumpkin Person. The Season 2 episode "Monster Party" guest-stars the Ghoul School girls mentioned above in the "Films — Animation" folder, who happen to be old friends of Enid.
  • Popeye and Son episode "There Goes the Neighborhood" has a Monster Mash mix with Creepy Family. A new family in town ends to be made of a vampire Dracula-like father, a mummy mother, a Frankenstein monster-like grandpa and their only werewolf son. How this makes sense genetically... who knows?
  • Quack Pack would later follow suit with the episode "The Boy Who Cried Ghost", which featured a vampire, a werewolf, a Frankenstein's monster Valkyrie, and a ghost.
  • Sabrina and The Groovie Goolies: A teenage Hot Witch hanging out and playing music with werewolves, vampires, Frankenstein's Monster and the likes.
  • Scary Larry is about a band consisting of a vampire vocalist, a wolfman guitarist, a Frankenstein's Monster drummer, a mummy bassist, and an alien keyboardist.
  • Scooby-Doo:
    • The Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts" has the gang dealing with Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and a Wolfman in a creepy Transylvanian castle. All three monsters turn out to be the same Villain of the Week.
    • The New Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show episode "Who's Minding the Monster?" had Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy tasked with babysitting a werewolf baby for his vampire parents when the baby's usual Frankenstein monster babysitter wandered off.
    • The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries episode "A Halloween Hassle in Dracula's Castle" had the gang find themselves at a Halloween party for real monsters (such as Frankenstein's monster, a werewolf, and the Invisible Man) being hosted by Dracula and his wife. The traditional "Scooby-Doo" Hoax was also inverted to an extent in that Scooby and the gang were hired by the monsters to defend them from the ghost of Van Helsing, who turns out to be Igor in disguise trying to scare away the monsters so he'd have the castle to himself.
  • The Simpsons briefly features this in its parody of The Shining, when Homer is released from the pantry. Unlike in the original film (which kept things somewhat ambiguous), Homer is blatantly dragged out by Moe's ghost, the Mummy, the Wolf Man, Dracula, Jason Voorhees, Pinhead, and Freddy Krueger. They also appeared in a deleted scene showing them hiding in the rooms watching Bart as he explored the house.
  • Spider-Man:
    • The Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends episode "The Bride of Dracula!" pitted Spider-Man, Iceman, and Firestar against Dracula, a robotic Frankenstein monster, and a werewolf butler.
    • In Ultimate Spider-Man, the Howling Commandoes consisted of Werewolf By Night, Frankenstein's monster, the Living Mummy, Man-Thing, and Max the Invisible Man.
  • The Spider-Woman episode "Dracula's Revenge" had Spider-Woman fight Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein's Monster.
  • The Superhero Squad Show had this in the episode "This Man-Thing, This Monster!", where Iron Man worked with the Supernatural Hero Squad (whose members included Werewolf By Night and Man-Thing) and fought against Dracula and an army of Living Mummies. Cameos are also made by Frankenstein's Monster and the Zombie.

    Real Life 
  • Halloween parties and cosplay events where there are "monsters" and paranormal creatures of all sorts represented. Really, Halloween in general could count.


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Scary Godmother

There's a fairy godmother/witch hybrid, an animated skeleton, a werewolf, a vampire family, a monster who hides under beds to scare children for a living, a ghost cat, and a human girl.

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