I’ve actually never been that big of a fan of the Flintstones but I’m crazy about TV holiday specials so when I heard about The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone I just had to see it! It amazes me how timeless the Flintstone cartoons actually are. This Halloween special was produced in 1979 but it’s still very appealing and I found myself laughing more than a couple of times (although Betty’s voice kind of bugged me because it just doesn’t sound right).
As you can tell from the play on words, the Flintstones and the Rubbles get to meet Count Rockula (Dracula) and Frankenstone (Frankenstein of course). There are tons of chase scenes and of course that wonderful wry humor that made the original show so popular in the first place.
I’m not going to lie to you, there are a few roll-your-eyes predictable scenes but for the most part I was entertained. I won’t say I would run right out and buy this if it finally became available on DVD (unless there are some seriously interesting bonus features!) but I was more than willing to watch it online.
~ AOL has posted this entire Halloween special on their In2TV channel.