"Never Monkee Around with a Monster"
By: Mickys411 and Lisa Rated PG
It was Halloween night, and the guys had planned to go to the amusement park that evening.
They loved to go, but due to expenses, the fellas could rarely afford to visit.
However, Peter told them that if they go to the park in costume, they get in for free.
A few days before the event, the guys all went to get costumes at the local shop, except for Mike, because he thought it
was rather silly for four grown men to dress up for Halloween.
He then thought since he could get in without paying, he went along with the game.
Unfortunately, Mike waited until the last minute to get a costume, and told the others that they couldn't see it till Halloween.
And tonight was the night.
Micky was the first to be ready to go.
He slid down the staircase with a perfect landing, and went to the nearest mirror to see how his werewolf costume looked.
He then let out a loud howl, when he was satisfied with the way he looked.
"Hooooowwwwwwwl! Micky yelled, “Man do I look creepy or what?"
"Not half as scary as me, blah," said Davy walking down the stairs dressed as Dracula.
He had a bit of trouble talking with the fake fangs in his mouth.
Just then, Peter hopped down the steps in his rabbit costume.
"Out of all the costumes in the shop and you choose that one? It's not scary at all," said Micky.
"Don't listen to him Peter, it brings out your personality," said Davy.
"Thanks, Davy," said Peter fixing his ears.
Davy then called Mike, who was in the bathroom, getting ready.
"Come on Mike, let's get going."
"I've changed my mind, I'm staying home," Mike said poking his head out of the door.
"But the park won't be fun without you." said Peter.
"You guys aren't seeing what I'm seeing."
"Come on Mike, it can be as bad as it seems." said Micky.
It took a few minutes, but Mike decided to show his costume anyway.
He went downstairs, where the guys got to see his Princess costume.
Davy, Peter and Micky stood in silence for a few moments before they burst out laughing.
"Come on fellas, give me a break, said Mike, This was the only thing they had in my size."
After about 15 minutes of laughing, give or take a second, the guys went downtown to the amusement park.
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When the guys got to the ticket booth, a lot of people, including the ticket seller, gave them an odd look.
The guys looked to see that the people their age were dressed in regular clothes, while only the kids were in costume.
Mike cleared his throat, and went up to get the tickets.
"Four tickets please," he said to the ticket seller.
"That will be 40 dollars miss," the ticket seller.
"No, this is my costume, and I thought if guests wear costumes, they get in free."
"I think you mis-read the sign."
The ticket seller pointed to a sign on top of the ticket booth's window in which it said "Halloween night- guest under
13 who come in costume get in free"
Just then, the guys came over to see what was going on.
Mike explained the situation to them.
After that, they turned their heads to Peter, who gave them a sorry I made a mistake smile.
Micky, Mike and Davy shook their heads at Peter, disgusted. They really wanted to go into the park. It seems they had wasted
their few dollars on costumes for nothing! The ticket seller started talking quietly to another man, the owner of the amusement
park, Mr. Karloff. Mr. Brian Karloff was an older man with graying hair and always seemed to be looking through you, not at
you, when he spoke. He gave the ticket seller the creeps, but Karloff signed his paycheck, so he said nothing. Right now,
he was eyeing the four Monkees with interest.
"Who are those boys?" Karloff asked in a deep voice. "Why are they dressed like that in public?"
"We…well Mr. Karloff, they thought the 'wear a costume, get in free tonight' was for everyone, not just kids under
thirteen." The ticket seller stammered.
"No, how could they make such a mistake?" Karloff answered. He turned his attention to Peter in his rabbit costume. Such
a nice innocent-looking boy... "They must be looking to work here tonight." Louder he said "Hey young fellows, come here!"
The Monkees looked over and gave Karloff a 'who us?' look and walked over to the ticket booth.
"My name is Karloff, Brian Karloff, the owner of this amusement park.
"How…how do you do?" Micky replied. Man, this guy is creepy. He thought to himself. A quick glance to the others
told him they felt the same.
"Are you related to Boris Karloff?" Peter asked.
Karloff gave Peter an understanding smile. Such innocence...perfect. "No, son, we're just good friends. I noticed you four
had misread the advertisement about the costumes...
"Actually, it was my fault." Peter said quietly, looking down.
"No, that's quite all right. It would seem such a shame for the four of you to have wasted your money on costumes and not
be allowed in. It turns out that four of my workers failed to show up tonight. If the four of you want to, you can work in
their places. I'll pay each of you $10 apiece...the cost of admission for just a few hours simple work, and you can stay in
costume. How about it?"
"Can we talk it over for a minute?" Mike asked. He didn't like the way Karloff looked at Peter.
"Of course, take your time."
The four men walked a short distance away.
"I don't like this at all." Mike said as soon as they were out of earshot. "This Karloff guy gives me the creeps."
"Same here," Davy replied, "But here's a chance to make some money and use our costumes."
"Davy's right." Micky said, "We haven't had a gig in a few weeks and we really don't have anyplace else to go tonight except
back to the pad and watch monster movies."
Mike glanced back at Karloff, who was looking over at them with a benign smile on his face.
"I don't know...Karloff seems weird." Mike said.
"I think he's just a nice old man trying to help us out." Peter said with a smile on his face. "It would've been hard to
ride on the rides with these costumes on anyway."
"C'mon Mike, it'll only be for a few hours." Micky said lightly, "When the park closes, we'll still have some time to find
a party or three."
"And find a girl or three…” Davy said.
"OK, let's do it." Mike said, not totally convinced, but if he had to wear a silly princess costume, he might as well get
paid for it. "But let’s try to stay in pairs at least and we'll meet back at the gate when the park closes. Agreed?"
"Agreed!" Micky, Davy and Peter said together.
As the four walked back to Mr. Karloff, a slight rain began to fall.
"OK, Mr. Karloff, we'll do it."
Mr. Karloff flashed a big smile. This was most excellent indeed! "Very good, boys! Follow me." Karloff walked past the
ticket booth and the Monkees followed. The ticket seller went back to his job, relieved that Mr. Karloff was gone. He just
hoped he treated those four guys better than the ones that had quit earlier today
Just then, Mr. Karloff came back with a piece of paper in his hand.
"Here you go boys," he said handing the sheet to Mike.
"Excuse me Mr. Karloff, but what's this?" he asked.
"Oh, this is just telling you were you'll be entertaining the guests this evening.
"Well, I'll entertain at the kissing booth," said Davy.
"Not if I get there first, said Micky, or the bumper cars, just surprise me.
"But I like the bumper cars too," said Peter with a playful pout.
"It's says, were going to be spookin' people in the fun house," said Mike.
"What do you boys think about that?" asked Mr. Karloff with a strange grin across his face.
"Sounds groovy to me," said Micky.
"Are you sure there isn't a kissing booth here?" asked Davy before getting a punch on the shoulder by Mike.
"That hurts you know, and you just bruised a gin."
"Bruised a gin, very clever young man," laughed Mr. Karloff while Davy rubbed his shoulder and gave a mock laugh.
"Well gentlemen, I'll see you later to give you your payment."
Mr. Karloff walked away with a laugh.
Micky did a mimic laugh, but stopped, when Mr. Karloff turned back and gave him a stern stare.
"Well, come on fellas, said Mike, let's get to the fun house."
"I don't think I'm gonna like this," said Peter who was starting to get nervous.
"Peter, fun houses are…well...fun," said Micky.
"Not me, I had a bad experience with one many years ago."
"What happened," asked Davy.
"I got lost in one for 3 hours, it was scary running into those green shields."
"Uh, Peter that's a garden maze, not a fun house," said Micky.
"Then in that case, I'm not scared anymore."
"Oh Peter," sighed Davy rolling his eyes.
At that moment, the guys arrived at the fun house.
They were greeted by a person dressed as a clown.
"Uh, hi,” said Mike, “We’re here to entertain at the fun house."
"There must be some mistake, Mr. K told me to work here," said the man dressed in the clown suit.
"No, here's the paper telling us where to go."
Mike handed the sheet to the funny clothed worker.
"I like the costume," said Peter.
"Yea, whatever, manager said to wear this, and by the way, you guys are supposed to be at the haunted house, not the fun
The not so clownish employee pointed to a spooky looking place in the left direction.
"Guys, I'm feeling scared again," said Peter looking at the creepy house.
The four men started to walk towards the haunted house. They had only gone a few steps when they heard the man in the clown
suit call them back. He was now talking to a tall muscular middle-aged man. The Monkees walked back over to them.
"Hello boys," the older man said in a deep voice, "I'm Mr. Chaney, Louis Chaney, in charge of the fun house. I just found
out I'm a few workers shy. Why don't you two.." Chaney pointed to Peter and Mike, "Come with me and work in the fun house.
You're dressed for the parts anyway, while you other two head over to the haunted house."
The Monkees looked at each other. They didn't really want to be separated, but they had to do what the boss told them.
Peter looked relieved, though, so that convinced the others that it would be OK. Mike would be with Peter anyway, to (hopefully)
keep him out of trouble.
"Sure, Mr. Chaney." Peter said cheerfully, "Oh, are you related to Lon Chaney?"
"No, we're just good friends." Mr. Chaney replied patiently.
"See you guys soon." Davy said with a wave as he and Micky walked over to the haunted house.
"This way boys." Chaney said with a wave of his hand, indicating that he wanted Peter and Mike to go into the funhouse
first. Peter and Mike did so, and so didn't notice Chaney look behind him and nod to Karloff, who had been hiding behind the
funhouse sign. Karloff smiled and nodded back. Now there was only one other with the innocent one the others called Peter.
Karloff walked off toward the haunted house.
Micky and Davy slowly walked over to the haunted house. The crowds got larger as they got nearer. It seems this was the
main attraction tonight. No surprise, since it was Halloween night. They walked over a drawbridge and over to a guy dressed
as a mummy standing near the door.
"Hi there!" Micky said, "We're the new workers and we were told to come here."
The mummy just growled and pointed inside the door. Micky and Davy got of whiff of musty old rags from the guy.
"Ah, thanks!" Davy said quickly and pushed Micky before him and inside the haunted house. "Boy that guy sure is into his
role!" Davy remarked.
"Yeah but his costume needs washed." Micky replied, "Whew!"
They stepped further into the house, careful not to jostle the little kids as they ran inside to be scared. Off to the
side, they met a man and a woman dressed as Vampire and a torturer, respectively. Instinctively, Davy looked the woman over,
and probably for the first time in his life he was put off by her, frightened, if truth be told. Micky, however, thought she
was gorgeous, with her long blond hair tied in a ponytail and her body shown off by the leather clothes she wore. Too bad
she's wearing a mask. Micky thought to himself. The woman returned Micky's gaze and seemed to like what she saw too. The vampire
brought everybody back down to Earth.
"Good evening, boys," the vampire said slowly, with a slight accent. “My name is Alucard, Ben Alucard, and this is
"How do you do boys?" Domina said, but kept her eyes on Micky. Davy looked over at Micky. It almost seemed as if Micky
had stars in his eyes. But Davy had met many beautiful women and could tell that this one was going to be trouble, and not
just because of her costume. He nudged Micky slightly.
"Oh, we're fine, Ma'am." Micky said quickly, "I'm Micky and this is Davy. We were told to report here for work."
"Oh excellent." Alucard smiled, his fangs showing slightly. "We need help down in our dungeon. Domina will show you the
way down, and what to do."
"Thanks, Mr. Alucard," Davy said looking at the stone walls, "This really does look like a haunted house. Real stone and
"Oh but this is a real castle." Domina said. "This castle was built by Mr. Karloff's ancestors when they came to California.
Come this way."
Domina led Micky and Davy through a door which led down to the dungeon. The two men unconsciously held on to each other
as they walked down the steps. They both were thinking the same thing. If this castle is real, would the dungeon be real too?
They hoped Peter and Mike were having a better time.
It turns out Mike and Peter was having a much better time at the fun house. Their boss Mr. Chaney seemed to be a nice guy
and quickly showed them what to do. Mike was put in a fake castle turret a few feet above ground and played the role of Repunzel.
The kids kept asking him to 'let down his hair', but of course his 'hair' was too short. He thanked the kids for trying to
rescue him by throwing down candy. At first Mike was embarrassed in his role but he saw how the kids loved it, and quickly
got into the swing of things. He put on a high-pitched voice and waved his hanky around. Mike started to have a good time.
Peter was having fun too. His job was to stand outside the entrance to the hall of mirrors. The kids coming through loved
his rabbit outfit and Peter acted like a rabbit by hopping up and down and pretending to eat a carrot. What Peter didn't know
was that some of the mirrors were two-way, and that Karloff was behind one of them watching Peter's every move. Karloff had
just come from the haunted house via a secret tunnel beneath the earth, seeing how the other two new workers were doing. Chaney
came up behind his Karloff.
"Everything OK boss?" He asked. "It'll be closing time soon."
"Oh yes," Karloff replied, still watching Peter talking to a small boy. "Everything is prepared in the castle. It must
be a sign that someone so...innocent...has come to us. Someone that will finally put all of my dreams into motion!"
"What about his three friends?" Chaney asked, "What do we do with them?"
Karloff smiled evilly. "I'll let you do what you want with the 'Princess'. Drac..I mean Alucard and Domina will take care
of the other two. But wait...don't kill the 'Princess' just yet. I might need a hostage in case something goes wrong."
Chaney didn't want to kill Mike at all, but was important that his boss finally get his 'project' done.
"OK, boss. I'll wait 'til its almost closing." Chaney then walked away. Karloff's eyes never left Peter.
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Domina led Micky and Davy down some back hallways and into the haunted house's dungeon. Micky and Davy gasped in fright.
If this wasn't something straight out of a nightmare, something was wrong. The room was lit with flaming scones and had several
instruments of torture strewn around. Skeletons hung in chains on the wall. A brazier fire was lit in the center of the room,
next to a rack and a table with straps on it. Something large was covered in one corner of the room, but neither Micky nor
Davy could make out what it was. Micky and Davy held on to each other and looked at each other. This place looked TOO real.
"What's wrong boys?" Domina asked, smiling, "Haven't you two ever been in a haunted house?"
"Yea..Yeah, but not like this!" Micky squeaked.
Domina laughed. "Mr. Karloff loves authenticity. This room is a copy of dungeons in castles all over Europe. Now let me
show you what to do before more people arrive. Micky, you can crouch on that table and act like a werewolf. Davy, you can
stand by the door as people come in and say 'Welcome, may I drink your blood?' or something like that. Something scary."
"Where will you be?" Davy asked.
"Oh, I'll be right upstairs." Domina replied. "I'm rather dressed for the part." She smiled and walked over to Micky. She
took Micky's arm and led him over to the table while Davy positioned himself by the door. Micky gingerly got onto the table-it
seemed sticky-then crouched down on it.
"Let me hear you howl, wolf man!" Domina asked.
Micky let out a blood-curdling howl.
"How was that?" Micky asked.
"Very good! Wait, I think I hear people coming." Domina walked over to a wall and picked up a whip. She cracked it a few
times, making sure it didn't come near Micky. "Don't worry, Micky." She said, seeing the fear in Micky's face, "It’s
only for show."
Micky nodded numbly.
Meanwhile, back at the fun house, Mike and Peter were trying to keep the crowds under control.
As a boy about 12 dressed as a pirate was about to enter, he looked up at Mike and said, "Nice costume lady."
The boy laughed and went in.
Peter couldn’t help but snicker at that.
"Very funny, shotgun," sighed Mike.
"Come on, Mike,” said Peter “you had to admit, it was kinda funny."
Just then, a girl about 7 dressed as a princess gave Peter a surprised stare.
"Wow Bugs Bunny, You look taller in person," she said.
"Actually, I'm Peter Cottontail," said Peter.
The girl then screamed ‘Fake!’ then ran into the funhouse.
Now it was Mike's turn to chuckle.
"I hope things are going better for Davy and Micky then they are for us," he said.
Back at the haunted house, Davy and Micky were about to enter the dungeon.
"It's pretty dark down there," said Davy.
"That's not the only thing that's pretty," said Micky looking at Domina.
"Here, let me get some light," she said lighting a torch.
She led the two downstairs.
Micky and Davy couldn't help, but stare at the deep, dark dungeon.
It had a strong smell, worse than the mummy man, covered with cobwebs, and had a creaky staircase.
Domina stopped when they reached the bottom.
"You boys stay here, I'll be back soon," she said going up the stairs.
As soon as Domina went upstairs, the door slammed shut behind her.
Micky and Davy waited for her to come back, but she never returned.
"You know, I have a feeling she tricked us," said Davy.
"No we haven't," said Micky.
"How do you know."
"Look, you’re just jealous, because she noticed me and not you."
"That's not it."
"Look you want to get out, I'll get us out."
Micky climbed up the stairs and tried to open the door, but it was stuck.
He turned the knob, and banged on the door, however, it still wouldn't budge.
Just then, the stairs turned into a slide and Micky slid down back to Davy, landing on his backside.
"Are you OK?" Davy asked him.
"Yeah,” Micky answered, “But do you remember when Mike gave me the cars keys, cuz his costume didn't have pockets."
"Yeah, what about it?"
"I just remembered what pocket I put the keys in."
He then got up and rubbed is rear end.
Back at the fun house, it began to quiet down a bit.
Mike was rubbing his knee, where a child had just kicked him, and Peter was a bit upset, because another kid ripped the
tail off his costume.
"Now I can't get the 10 dollar deposit back on my costume," said Peter.
Just then, a woman ran up to them, it was Domina.
"Excuse me, but are you two Mike and Peter?" she asked.
"Yes, we are, said Mike, but who are you?"
"No time to explain, your friends Micky and Davy are in danger."
"Where are they," asked Peter was getting nervous now, which was followed by some hiccups.
"What's with him?" Domina asked.
"He always hiccups, it was getting near closing time, when he's scared," Mike answered.
"Doesn't matter, just come with me."
Peter and Mike followed Domina to the haunted house.
Little did they know, she had something in store for the two.
Mike noticed as his looked his watch. The time seemed to go fast tonight. He had to admit he had fun talking to the kids.
He figured Peter, in his rabbit costume, would go over well with the kids too. Finally, Chaney came over to Mike. “Its
closing time, Mike." Chaney said. "You and Peter did a fine job."
Davy and Micky frantically searched the dungeon for another way out. The door Domina originally led them through was locked
"I don't like this." Davy said, frightened. "Why hold us prisoners?"
"I wish I knew, Davy." Micky replied, trying not to look at all the instruments of torture in the room. He had a sick feeling
that all stuff was real too.
Just then, Karloff, Alucard and Chaney came into the dungeon from the door Domina had led them through. They were no longer
wearing business suits, but black clothing. Karloff had a white smock over his clothes. Alucard and Chaney were also holding
very real-looking guns.
"Hello boys! Glad you could make it!" Karloff cackled.
"What's going on?" Micky demanded. Why can't we leave?"
"We don't want you to find your friends missing and go to the police. Not when I'm so close to finishing my work."
"Missing? What..what have you done to Mike and Peter?" Davy asked, getting very scared now.
"Nothing...yet." Chaney said. "But Domina should be bringing them over here soon, and we can get started!"
"Started on what?" Micky asked.
"Enough questions!" Karloff snarled. "Chain these two up!"
Alucard and Chaney went over to Micky and Davy. Alucard grabbed Micky's arm and forced him over to the rack, while Chaney
pushed Davy over to the chains on the wall. Fighting back was out of the question as Alucard and Chaney kept their guns on
them at all times. Karloff helped Alucard chain Micky to the rack, and Chaney quickly chained Davy to the wall. Sadistically,
Karloff tightened the rack a notch, stretching Micky out tautly.
"That's for imitating my laugh earlier." Karloff snarled, then reached over and roughly pulled part of the fake werewolf
hair off Micky's face.
"Ow!" Micky yelped. "You coward! You only pick on people who are helpless!"
Karloff simply shrugged and tightened the rack another notch. Micky gasped in pain.
"Hey boss," Chaney said, "Maybe we should put the short one on the rack instead! He could use a few inches!" Karloff and
"Very funny!" Davy growled and spat his fake Dracula fangs at Chaney. They hit Chaney in the eye.
"Oh you wanna play, shorty?" Chaney shoved Davy's head against the wall.
"Enough of that..for now." Karloff intoned, serious again. Let’s get things started."
Satisfied the Micky and Davy were secure, the three men moved over to the covered object on the wall.
"Ah, pretty soon, all my work will be complete!" Karloff cackled. He pulled off the cloth. Davy and Micky gasped.
It was a Frankenstein monster.
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Domina led Mike and Peter into the haunted house.
From the second they stepped inside, not only didn't they like it, but they got a feeling something was fishy to them.
"Come with me gentlemen," said Domina, "I'll take you to your friends.
"Thank you, that's very kind," said Peter.
Mike then leaned over to Peter and whispered into his ear.
"Try not to be too friendly, this seems weird." he said.
"What's that you just said?" wondered Domina.
"Oh, nothing, nothing at all."
Domina stopped at a door, took a key out of her pocket, unlocked the door, and opened it.
"Follow me down here." she said in a wicked tone of voice.
Mike and Peter just shrugged their shoulders and followed her anyway.
The three went downstairs where they were greeted not only by Karloff and Chaney, but Micky and Davy as well.
"Fellas! Are you OK?" Mike said rushing to his friends.
"We're just hanging around you know," said Davy.
"Except for the fact I'm lying on top of the car keys, I'm cool," said Micky.
"Shut up!" Karloff shouted at the two.
"Let me guess," Mike said pointing to Domina, "She led you here?"
Davy and Micky shook their heads in a yes matter.
"What do you think you're doing now?" Chaney asked Davy.
"Well you said we couldn't talk, so we nodded our heads instead." said Davy.
With that, Chaney tightened Davy's chains.
"Oh, me arms, that hurts."
"Hey Chaney, I don't like the way you're acting," said Micky.
"What are you, a talent scout?" asked Chaney.
"Shut up all of you!” Karloff shouted once again . "Or I'll have Frankie get you boys."
"Frankie?" Mike wondered.
"Is it Frank Sin.." said Peter who was interrupted when a giant, green monster approached them.
"That is definitely not the Jolly Green Giant." said a quite surprised Mike.
It was indeed Frankenstein.
Just then, Davy sneezed, but when he covered his mouth, the chains that were attached to the wall broke off.
Everyone gasped in shock.
"It's all fake." said Peter.
Mike looked behind the monster to see that it had a wind up key.
"So much for your so-call Frankenstein," he said.
Micky broke free off the rack as well, but once again, landed on his back end.
"Ow." He said.
"Are you OK there Mick?" Peter asked helping his friend up.
"Yea, never better, except I landed on the car keys again."
"You've ruined everything!" yelled Karloff.
"Let's split!" Mike shouted to the guys.
The guys saw that the door was opened and made their escape.
"Well, don't just stand there," Karloff said to Chaney and Domina, "After them! They're destroying my plans!"
Domina and Chaney headed upstairs, and went off after the guys.
Chaney and Domina ran through the door and after the Monkees. Alucard stayed behind and helped Karloff get the Frankenstein
monster back into position. It was almost midnight and it was raining harder than ever, with occasional lightning.
Chaney pulled out his gun and Domina pulled out her whip. She was going to make those men, especially the 'wolf man' suffer
for ruining her fun.
"They couldn't have gone far." Chaney whispered to Domina.
"Yes, but lets try to get the one called Peter first. Karloff seems to want him the most."
The Monkees had run over to the main door of the haunted house, only to find it locked, and the drawbridge pulled up.
"Oh man, we're stuck now!" Micky said, rubbing his sore wrists. "There's no other way out!"
"There must a secret passage somewhere." Peter replied. "All castles have more than one entrance."
"How do you know?" Davy asked.
"I saw it in the movies." Peter said simply.
Before anyone could answer that, a bullet lodged itself in the door above their heads.
"Hold it right there!" Chaney yelled, Domina right behind him.
Instead of holding it, the Monkees took off down another corridor, bullets hitting the stone walls around them. They threw
themselves into a side corridor and stopped.
"I got <pant> an idea.." Mike sputtered. The other three looked at him, expectantly.
Chaney and Domina ran down the corridor after the Monkees. They stopped when they saw Mike's princess costume down one
of the side corridors.
"They must've gone that way." Chaney muttered and he and Domina went that way.
Meanwhile the Monkees had been hiding in another corridor opposite from where Chaney and Domina had taken. It was with
great relief that the guys saw the two move away from them.
"Sure am glad to get rid of that costume." Mike breathed.
"Yeah, but you're going to lose your deposit." Peter replied.
"Better that than our lives." Davy commented.
"Lets keep looking for that secret passage." Micky said. "Karloff had something planned with that wind-up Frankenstein
but needed either Mike or Peter to start. Oh by the way, Mike, here's the car keys."
Mike nodded and took the keys, and they all moved off down the corridor, hoping they wouldn't meet up with Chaney or Domina.
Meanwhile, downstairs in the dungeon, Karloff and Alucard finished preparations for the Frankenstein monster. Frankie was
strapped to his board again and wires run from a skullcap he wore to a machine set inside a wall and then to another skullcap
lying on the table with straps on it. They had pushed the table closer to Frankie, and pushed the rack off to the side. Now
all they needed was Peter.
"Why aren't they back yet?" Karloff said, exasperated. "The storm isn't going to last forever!"
"Maybe those boys found the secret passage." Alucard said somberly.
"Let us hope not." Karloff said slowly. "Come on." The two left Frankie where he was and made their way to the secret passage.
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"If you built a castle, where would you build a secret passage?" Mike asked.
"In a secret place." Peter answered.
Mike rolled his eyes, but said nothing. He was used to Peter's answers.
The Monkees found themselves in a storage area, filled with boxes of stuffed animals and such stuff used in an amusement
park, but nothing useful as a weapon. Walking around the area, Mike began to tap on the walls. All he got back were sore knuckles.
The others felt the walls too, trying to see if there was a secret door or switch. Nothing.
Meanwhile, Karloff and Alucard came upstairs and started heading for the secret passage in the back storage area. On the
way there, they met Chaney and Domina.
"Did find them?" Karloff demanded.
"No boss." Chaney said sheepishly. "One of them dropped their princess costume and we followed that, but no luck."
"Fool! They're probably looking for the secret passage out of here!" Karloff raged. "Lets go!"
Karloff led the way to the back storage area.
The four Monkees had just about given up hope of finding any way out of the castle. Peter pulled the top part of his rabbit
costume down onto his back and sat down on a box, ready to cry at any moment. Micky sat down next to him.
"Aw, don't cry big Pete." Micky said lightly. Maybe we can hide in here until its light and try again."
Mike sat on the box, too and was about to say something, when the four heard a <click> and the box Peter, Micky and
Mike were sitting on lowered slightly. Next to the box, a small hole in the floor appeared slowly. Davy jumped out of the
way before he fell into the hole. The other three immediately cried out in triumph. They found another way out!
"C'mon, lets go!" Davy said happily and began to slide himself into the hole. There was a short ladder and soon Davy found
himself at the beginning of a long passageway. Fortunately, it seemed high enough to let the other three taller men walk through
Not too far away, though, Karloff, Alucard, Chaney and Domina heard the four cheering. They ran into the storage room just
as Mike was making his way through the opening.
"STOP!" Karloff thundered.
"Don't think so slick!" Mike smiled and dropped through the hole.
Micky pushed Peter over to the hole. "GO, Pete!" Micky yelled. Peter needed no further encouragement and started to go
do the ladder. Unfortunately, with the weight taken off the box, the hole started to close up.
Chaney lined up his gun to fire at Peter. Karloff knocked his hand aside.
"I need him alive!" He spat.
"I want the other one alive too..." Domina said evilly and shot her whip out. The end wrapped itself around Micky's ankle
and he fell heavily to the ground. Domina started to pull Micky away from the hole.
"Oof!" Micky breathed.
Peter saw his friend fall. "Micky!" He yelled. The hole was closing up....Peter started to pull himself out of the hole.
"Peter, what are you doing?" Mike yelled, “We have to go!"
"They got Micky!" Peter yelled back and pulled himself fully out of the hole. Peter tried to pull the whip off of Micky's
"Get out of here Pete!" Micky yelled, "Save yourself!"
Just then the hole completely closed up, trapping Davy and Mike below and Peter and Micky above.
"Oh how nice!" A sarcastic voice boomed above Peter and Micky. "Sweet innocent Peter comes back to try and save his friend."
The voice belonged to Karloff. Peter looked up to see the butt of a gun connect to his head. His world went black.
Peter had no idea how long he had been out, only that he had a headache. He tried to put his hand on his head only to realize
he couldn't move either. He had been strapped spread-eagle to the table Karloff and Alucard had prepared earlier. His rabbit
costume was gone too. He pulled on the straps, hoping against hope they were fake, but no such luck. The straps were real,
this time. Nothing fake. Peter slowly raised his head. Where was Micky?
"Micky?" He called out.
"Over here Pete." Micky said quietly.
Peter turned his head and saw Micky kneeling on the floor, his hands tied behind his back and tied to his bound ankles.
No fake bonds for him either. Domina stood next to him with a satisfied smirk on her face. Micky's werewolf wig was gone and
his face was red in places where someone-probably Domina-had yanked the rest of the fake werewolf hair off his face. He looked
scared and in pain.
Karloff came into Peter's view.
"Finally you're awake." Karloff smirked.
"What do you want with us?" Peter demanded.
"Actually, I just want you, Peter. You are going to help me bring my monster to life. Your innocence is just what I need
to make everything happen. Your kindness will keep my monster docile so that I can control him.
"I won't do it!" Peter said angrily.
"I don't think you have much choice. And don't think your friends will get help, I took the precaution of disabling your
car." Karloff laughed.
Peter put his head back down on the table, and suddenly realized Karloff was right. Peter had no choice.
Davy and Mike got out of the hole, when they realized that Peter and Micky were missing.
"Those thugs got them," said Davy, "We gotta go back and find them."
"We need to think of a plan first." said Mike.
Little did the two know they were being watched on a screen in a part of the house by Karloff and Alucard.
"Those fools will learn never to mess with me," said Karloff
He then turned to his henchman.
"Alucard, pull the switch that releases the swing mallet."
"Right boss," said Alucard.
With that, he pulled one of the switches on the board, which opened a wall to where Davy and Mike were.
"What's going on here?" wondered Davy watching a bit of the wall open.
Just then, a metal mallet came out of nowhere and was headed for the two.
"Davy! Look out!" Mike shouted.
He pushed his friend out of the way, but while doing that, he got hit in the face.
"Mike, you OK there?" Davy asked.
"Yea, but that whatever it was hit me in the nose," Mike answered with one hand on his nose. "I think it's broken."
Davy then took a handkerchief out of his pocket and handed it to Mike.
"Here, he said, use this for awhile."
Mike placed the handkerchief on his nose.
"Thanks, but right now, finding Micky and Peter is more important than my nose," said Mike.
The two began to find a way back to the dungeon.
Meanwhile back in the dungeon, Domina and Chaney were thinking of what to do with Peter and Micky.
"Try to ruin our master plans will you?" Domina said to Peter.
"Yea, ruin our plans will ya!," said Chaney almost repeating what Domina said.
"Oh shut up!" she yelled at him.
"Tell you what, you let us go, and we'll let you settle this just between the two of you," said Micky.
Domina turned her head to him.
"We'll settle it, when we're done with you.” she said, “Chaney, is the monster ready yet? We haven't got all
"Just about," Chaney said turning a key and pushing a button on the back of the Frankenstein monster.
With that, the creature almost ready.
Back in another part of the house, Davy and Mike were still searching for a way to the dungeon.
"Maybe we should have made a turn. "said Davy.
"Let's hope were not to late to save Micky and Peter." said Mike.
The two continued to walk, however they stopped, when they noticed the ground felt awkward.
They took another step, when all of a sudden they fell through and landed in the dungeon.
"Mike, Davy?" said Micky and Peter.
"Peter, Micky?" said Mike and Davy.
"Beautiful, the whole gang is here," said Karloff coming down the stairs, followed by Alucard.
"Chaney, release the monster!" ordered Domina.
Chaney pressed a button, and the monster was heading towards Mike and Davy.
However, the monster turned and headed to Karloff, Alucard, and Domina.
"Chaney, you idiot you got the monster to attack us not them!" yelled Karloff.
While Chaney was trying to help his boss and the other henchmen and hench lady, Mike and Davy were trying to free Peter
"What happened to your nose?" Peter asked Mike.
"I'll explain later," said Mike.
It took awhile, but the two saved their friends and managed to escape.
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While the monster chased Karloff, Alucard, Domina and Chaney around the dungeon. The four Monkees managed to get out of
there by the secret door which Karloff had again left open. Peter put his arm around Micky and helped him walk since his legs
were stiff and weak from being folded behind him and bound. Mike still held the handkerchief to his nose, but it wasn't bleeding
as much now.
"Where are we going?" Micky asked.
"Back through the secret passage." Davy replied "They'll be too busy with their monster to follow us now."
"But they disabled our car." Peter said
"Oh no.." Mike moaned.
"Don't worry," Micky said confidently, "I can fix whatever they did."
The other three said nothing, but they weren't as confident about Micky's mechanical skills as he was. The four men walked
as quickly as they could to the secret passage.
Karloff finally got behind the monster and pushed a button on his back. The monster stopped dead. Panting, Karloff walked
over to Domina and Chaney and gave them a double slap across the face, just like Moe often did to Larry and Curly of the Three
"Who told you two you could release the monster?!" Karloff roared. "It isn't complete! By now those four are probably going
through the secret passage!"
"But..but boss you disabled their car!" Chaney blubbered.
"They could go anywhere in the park using that passage! By the time we find them again, the storm will be over and the
employees will be coming back!" Karloff yelled. He pointed at Alucard.
"Put the monster back in place. Lets see if something could be salvaged tonight. You others come with me."
With that, he turned on his heel and stormed out of the dungeon, Domina and Alucard close behind him. They had to at least
find Peter, or there would be....heck....to pay.
The guys kept running, however, Davy stopped suddenly.
He turned to see that his cape was stuck on a sword hanging on the wall.
"Fellas, my cape's stuck," he said trying to break free with no luck.
"I'll help," said Peter giving his friend a hand.
But when Peter tried to get the cape free, he cut his hand on the sword.
He whistled in pain.
"Peter, let me take a look to see how it looks," said Micky.
He saw that Peter's hand was bleeding, but not a lot.
"Just what we need, the car's broken down, my nose and now Peter's hand. What else can go wrong?" said Mike.
Davy then ripped of a piece of the cape and tied it onto Peter's hand.
"Thanks Davy," he said.
In another part of the castle, Karloff, followed by Alucard and Domina were still in search of the guys.
"Can we take a break sir?" Asked Alucard, "We've been searching up and down this place forever and no trace of those Monkees."
"Not yet," said Karloff, "Since they have no car, they have no way of getting the police. So that's a good thing."
"We gotta find them and soon," said Domina.
"Don't worry my dear, we'll find them, then you can do whatever you want to them."
The guys searched everywhere, but they still didn't know where the secret passage was.
"It's hopeless, we'll never get out of this place," said Peter.
"Don't worry fellas, I'm sure that passage is around here someplace," said Mike.
"That's what you said about a half hour ago," said Micky looking at his watch.
"Come on guys, at least we got away from those creeps," said Davy.
They continued to walk, when all of a sudden, they noticed the floor was a bit shaky.
"Not again," said Davy.
"What do you mean?" wondered Peter.
There was no time to answer, for at that moment, the floor began to collapse.
But this time the guys ended up outside, instead of back in the dungeon.
"Is everyone OK?" asked Mike.
"That was quite unexpected," said Davy rubbing a bump he got on his forehead.
"You're telling me," said Micky rubbing his backside, which he fell on.
"I don't get it,” Mike said, “Why didn't we suffer any major injuries?"
Micky picked up a few pieces of stone. One crumbled in his hand, while the other one he was holding didn't.
"Half of the castle is made of plaster board and styrofoam, the other half is real stone," he said.
As long as everyone was OK, that was fine with the guys, as they made their way to the car.
"We're safe now," said Peter with a cheery look on his face.
"Not for long," said a voice.
They turned to see that Karloff, Domina, Alucard, and Chaney were behind. The guys saw that Chaney had a remote control
in his hand.
"Now Chaney!" Karloff ordered.
With that, Chaney pressed a button, and the Frankenstein monster appeared.
The guys began to get frightened.
"And now, all I have to say to you boys is.."
"Cut!" yelled Karloff
As soon as Karloff made the statement, Chaney pressed another button on the remote and the monster shut down.
"That was perfect, you boys were great," said Karloff.
"Wait, what the heck is going on here?" said Mike who was now more confused than scared.
"You guys were just what I needed for my monster movie."
"You mean, you were shooting us in a movie the whole time?" Said Davy.
"So, the monster, the castle and everything else was all a set-up?" asked Micky who was a bit peeved by all this.
"Shame on you, said Peter shaking a finger at Karloff and his henchmen and lady, “Scaring us half to death, that's
not very nice."
"Not only that, but dangerous as well," said Mike who changed his tone of voice to more stern.
"You know, we nearly got very injured by you little stunt," said Davy was now just as angry as the others.
"Please, don't rub it in." said Micky rubbing his sore backside.
Just then, everyone heard sirens, and saw some flashing red lights coming up ahead.
It turned out to be police cars.
The cars parked near the Monkee mobile and some officers got out.
Which one of you is Brian Karloff?" asked one of the officers.
"I am officer." Karloff answered
"Looks like we showed up in good time." said another officer.
Mr. Karloff pointed to the Monkees.
"Yes you did officers, these young boys were trespassing on my property."
"You mean your former property."
"What are you talking about?"
"You haven't been paying taxes or rent to that old castle in ages," said the first police officer.
"Plus, guests have been complaining that you disturbed them on visits and even endangered a few as well." said the second
"This is all a big lie!" said Karloff.
"Seeing how these kids look, you're the one who's doing the lying," said the first officer looking at the guys and spotted
"We didn't mean to! Cried Chaney, “It was all a big shame! We need the money to keep the house, so we made monster
movies with the guests! We didn't mean any harm!"
"Shut up Chaney!" Domina shouted at him.
"Traitor!" yelled Alucard.
"All right, it's all true," said Karloff, "And I would’ve gotten away with it, if it wasn't for those Monkees."
Karloff and his gang were arrested for not paying back taxes and rent, as well as disturbing the peace, and endangerment
After that, the officers called a tow truck for the Monkees car, but made a suggestion that they see a doctor for their
The guys took a trip to the clinic, an all night emergency health center.
Mike's nose was broken, so he got a bandage placed on it, Peter got some stitches placed in his hand where he got cut,
Davy just had a small bump on his head, which would heal in a few days, and Micky was given an inflatable cushion.
The next day the guys were hanging round the pad, trying to forget about what happened last night.
Mike was reading the paper, when something caught his eye.
"Hey fellas, he said, come take a look at this."
Davy and Peter, who were in the middle of a card game, got up from the table, as did Micky, who had to stand up carefully,
due to his situation.
"Hey, it’s Karloff," said Davy pointing to a picture in the paper.
"What does it say?" asked Micky.
"Brain Karloff, ex-owner of the haunted mansion at the local amusement park, must sell his estate to pay back payment.
The house will be closed for repairs to make it safer, and not as scary as it was before." Mike read.
"I wonder what's gonna happen to Karloff and his gang?" wondered Peter.
A few days later, the guys went back to the park.
The police and park owner was so pleased to see what they did, that the owner gave the guys passes to get in the park free,
for a year.
"It was nice of the owner to give us free entrances to the park for a year." said Peter.
"Yea, we don't even need to wear a costume to get in.” said Micky with a laugh.
As they entered the park, Davy spotted some familiar faces.
"Hey, guys isn't that Karloff and his gang?" He said pointing to the petting farm.
They looked to see that it was really the no-gooders cleaning up after the animals.
"Looks like they got what they deserved." said Mike.
The guys laughed as they head to the now re-paired haunted house.
"Hey Peter, you're not scared about going in the haunted house are ya?" Micky asked his friend.
"Na, after what we went through, nothing seems so scary anymore." said Peter, “Besides, it's make-believe, just like
in the movies.”