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  • SketchyCat !!!
    SketchyCat !!! Před 4 měsíci +7281

    You just had to be a 10 year old girl when this series came out, it was everything!! They were giving Bratz and Barbie a run for their money

    • Jessica Sawyers
      Jessica Sawyers Před 4 měsíci +204

      it was so good! watched these on repeat aha

    • DeadFox
      DeadFox Před 4 měsíci +29

      @Jessica Sawyers same lol

    • rayssen
      rayssen Před 4 měsíci +42

      I was like an 8 year opd boy tbh

    • MrSasunaru101
      MrSasunaru101 Před 4 měsíci +10

      He’s jackal and Hyde

    • Nyiah G
      Nyiah G Před 4 měsíci +8

      I was 6

  • Byakuya Togami's Tumblr
    Byakuya Togami's Tumblr Před 4 měsíci +1974

    For anyone that didn't know, Jackson and Holt (who are two characters that share a body, the nerd guy who listens to music and becomes a monster), are based on Jekyll and Hyde, and their full names are Jackson Jekyll and Holt Hyde

    • Sophie Santos
      Sophie Santos Před 4 měsíci +118

      That explains why he looks so much like Hyde jr. from the life action remake 😅 thanks for clarifying!

    • Protoxur
      Protoxur Před 4 měsíci +52

      Alex needs to see this lmao

    • Hanna Österlund
      Hanna Österlund Před 3 měsíci +17

      Yeah this is a good idea but is executed so poorly like

    • Vodka Mutini
      Vodka Mutini Před 3 měsíci +41

      ​@Hanna Österlund I'm pretty sure he's also supposed to be a fire elememtal, he's a very strange character 😭

    • Andie García
      Andie García Před 3 měsíci +57

      @Vodka Mutini Yeah, he's half fire elemental because he's Heath Burns' cousin. Half Jekyll-normie half Fire elemental

  • Frida De Sales
    Frida De Sales Před 4 měsíci +1143

    A lot of monster high movies tell stories with very serious subjects. This one is pretty obviously about racial discrimination (monsters being the oppressed minority) and police brutality. Friday Night Frights is about misoginy (and femicide a bit too). Haunted is pretty much about facism and historical revisionism. So on and so forth. Once you start thinking about them, you start seeing what the writers were trying to teach kids in the most corporate approved way they could.
    P.s. Jackson Jekyll/ Holt Hyde are the son of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the music gimmick is just the excuse to switch between them.

    • Wait Wat
      Wait Wat Před 4 měsíci +132

      whats really interesting about ghouls rule is deuce is one of the only characters not to subscribe to the whole normies are horrible and evil mob mentality right
      its because hes half normie, just like jackson/holt. he just passes as a monster
      meaning not only is a major character an analogy for the experience of mixed race people, but another major character is an analogy for a mixed race person who passes for one specific race and how that impacts their perspective

    • Voiceover Audios
      Voiceover Audios Před 3 měsíci +70

      @Wait Wat irnically you also see this for cleo when the normies go after everyone else except her because they can'tt ell that she actually needs the bandages to like.. not turn to dust. also could work as a racial ambiguity thing! i also wannt to add to this more by pointing out how holt totally was gonna get lynched with the trick or treat thing. this movie went above and beyond for all of the racial parallels considering it was for kids.

    • Apple Farm
      Apple Farm Před 3 měsíci


    • Emma_Luce_Pasta Lover
      Emma_Luce_Pasta Lover Před 3 měsíci +1

      I see you only see it through the eyes of a lib. XD

    • Kimmylovelife
      Kimmylovelife Před 2 měsíci +13

      @Emma_Luce_Pasta Loverand you lack depth and understanding about analogies,contexts clues,and nuance. Not unexpected from a person who would use liberal as a insult.

    EREN YEETGER Před 4 měsíci +500

    The entire point of monster high is about the fashion and feminism. Yes, they are wearing skirts and heels, thats the appeal.

    • Kat Kay
      Kat Kay Před 3 měsíci +57

      I think he was just commenting how funny it is that they’re high school girls wearing 9 inch heels to school

    • Emma_Luce_Pasta Lover
      Emma_Luce_Pasta Lover Před 3 měsíci +7

      How is it feminism? XD

    • shannara fryer
      shannara fryer Před 2 měsíci +33

      @Emma_Luce_Pasta Loverbecause they’re wearing whatever they want and not caring about others have to say

  • JyuukiChann
    JyuukiChann Před 4 měsíci +1062

    The reason there's so many characters in the movie and you're kinda supposed to know them is because you learn about them throughout the web series. The movies released in between some of the seasons ^^

    • ObliviousFantasy
      ObliviousFantasy Před 4 měsíci +71

      And also the doll diaries if you already had some lol

    • Forgetful
      Forgetful Před 3 měsíci +41

      also because New Ghoul at School is like the intro movie

      LUCKYBEAR Před 2 měsíci +7

      That was the best design ever ughh 🫶🫶

  • Clara Catlady
    Clara Catlady Před 4 měsíci +551

    I loved the fashion and proportions in Gen 1. It was so non believable and freaky that I actually think it was a way healthier influence than ex. Barbie which seems almost possible but isn’t. MH clearly aren’t and that makes you compare yourself less. And the fashion was just so out there and fun in comparison to all these other boring girly dolls at the time

    • Francesca Patti
      Francesca Patti Před 2 měsíci +15

      Idk I never had issues bc of Barbie.
      I really dont know what people are on about. My main concearn is that she has a whole fucking VILLA and is rich as hell.
      Anyway Barbie, Monster High and Winx Club SLAYED

    • Sebastián Rubio
      Sebastián Rubio Před měsícem +7

      @Francesca Patti remember Ever After High? That one was also good…

    • Y The gamer ITA
      Y The gamer ITA Před měsícem

      ​@Francesca Pattithose are the things you pretend to not like as a kid

    • Francesca Patti
      Francesca Patti Před měsícem

      @Y The gamer ITA what are? Just curious bc I dont understand if this refers to money and villas or Barbies and Winx and stuff

    • Y The gamer ITA
      Y The gamer ITA Před měsícem +1

      @Francesca Patti winxs and Barbie, you pretend not to like it as a kid cuz it's a "girl's show" even tho it were good

  • Digital Wave Media
    Digital Wave Media Před 4 měsíci +4420

    Clawdeen isn't an introvert but she is written as the only one who is not boy-crazy like most of the other characters are.

    • Toxic.Mangaka
      Toxic.Mangaka Před 4 měsíci +426

      Which has always been interesting to me because her diary is the only one out of the main bunch that just straight up says “I’m boy crazy” 😭

    • TheMonKeyStudios
      TheMonKeyStudios Před 4 měsíci +240

      That is an interesting fact about her diary. When I was a little kid, I couldn’t read the diary fonts very well so I disregarded the diaries but now I wish I kept them lol. I feel like I relate to Clawdeen a lot partially because I love art and fashion but also because, even though I like boys, I am not boy crazy and didn’t date in high school. Instead, I just wanted to focus on other things. I also admire her fierce personality, too.

    • Toxic.Mangaka
      Toxic.Mangaka Před 4 měsíci +308

      @Shai Lai Garret Sander, one of the co-creators of Monster High, said Clawdeen was supposed to be lesbian, but Mattel nixed that along with other lgbtq representation. Mattel said "they werent ready" at the time. Clawdeen has always been my fave so as a bi woman i kinda felt validated in a way that Clawdeen was originally supposed to be a lesbian.
      but i agree with you. your orintation should have nothing to do with how driven you are to succed in life.

  • Pandie2828
    Pandie2828 Před 4 měsíci +663

    Jackson/Holt were my fav love interest for Frankie and their arc in the show ended in a very mature way with Frankie saying work on yourselves and come find me when your stable. However it is never brought up again and Frankie gets a new love interest every other movie. The closest reference we get is in the movie when Holt calls her Frankie Fine his nickname for her but then the hardly interact for the rest of the movie.

    • Emme Oliver
      Emme Oliver Před 4 měsíci +51

      They were my favorite love interests for her too and I always loved that plot line! I do like her better with Jackson because I find holt kinda annoying lol

    • ObliviousFantasy
      ObliviousFantasy Před 4 měsíci +29

      ​@Emme Oliver Agreed on that. I love Holt now but I found him so annoying at first. But Jackson is still better

    • Pandie2828
      Pandie2828 Před 3 měsíci +14

      @ObliviousFantasy Yeah Holt can be a bit annoying but his and Frankie's relationship had a certain charm

    • I'm in too many fandoms
      I'm in too many fandoms Před 3 měsíci +15

      Jackson/Holt was one of my first childhood crushes, I loved them so f-ing much!

  • Gemini
    Gemini Před 4 měsíci +262

    Monster High wasn't really a kid franchise tho, it was specifically dedicated to the teen demographic who were growing up from their Barbie phase. The creator of these dolls realized that 90% of teens prefer more edgy, goth, hot topic stuff rather than cute girly girl stuff, that's why the dresses and heels are so over the top and stylized.
    And yeah, Clawdeen is the reason why I'm a lesbian, how did u know?

    • Martha Dumptruck
      Martha Dumptruck Před 3 měsíci +29

      The original monster high movies transed my gender

    • Gemini
      Gemini Před 3 měsíci +9

      @Martha Dumptruck lmaooooo slayyyy

    • Renee FAIR
      Renee FAIR Před 3 měsíci +5

      This and the Parallel Dimension Ever After High😭😭😭

  • Cole Allison
    Cole Allison Před 4 měsíci +273

    The original monster high demographic was actually between 13 to 15-year-old tweens, that might explain some of the fashion looking a little bit more mature. Still a little weird though, but since Monster High was my childhood, and I actually love the outfits, I don’t mind lol

  • Zenia
    Zenia Před 4 měsíci +375

    So monster high actually started as a mini web series before they started releasing movies and that’s why they have so many different characters even tho they’re kind of irrelevant to the plot cuz you’ve already been introduced to them and you’re just happy to see them here. It was kind of like endgame for monster high fans as you said.

  • Tulipia5
    Tulipia5 Před 3 měsíci +109

    I think my favorite part of this franchise was the fact that it was connected to Ever After High. And it is so sad that we never got an actual crossover because of the reboot of MH and the cancelation of EAH (caused by Disney's descendents).
    You need to take a look at Ever After High. The mayority of content is just a bunch of shorts that you can find on youtube, but there are actual books! And they expand on the world building so much! And sometimes it gets dark, like that time a bunch of villagers want to drown Raven for being a witch.

    • MakeItUp
      MakeItUp Před 2 měsíci +2

      There was a whole Netflix TV show too, wasn't there?

    • Tulipia5
      Tulipia5 Před 2 měsíci +3

      @MakeItUp Well yes but no. The show was mostly shorts uploaded into CZcams and nick. But on Netflix you have the movies/specials.

  • Nefluf V
    Nefluf V Před 4 měsíci +5525

    Remember when they made an entire movie about police brutality and discrimination??? And how the monsters were being harassed and framed, even when they knew they were innocent? Not to mention the plot of a “mixed” character feeling like they don’t belong anywhere and having to find acceptance from themselves and others. That’s a wild ride for a kids movie meant to sell dolls

    • JupiterDai
      JupiterDai Před 4 měsíci +57


    • Ditto
      Ditto Před 4 měsíci +37


    • Twist _ Ending
      Twist _ Ending Před 4 měsíci +16

      Don't Read My Profile Picture okay

    • Twist _ Ending
      Twist _ Ending Před 4 měsíci +95

      Yeah that is a really strong allegory

    • Andie García
      Andie García Před 4 měsíci +338

      Also one about femicide (Robecca getting dismantled by the Gargoyles because a girl beat them at "their" sport)

  • Toxic.Mangaka
    Toxic.Mangaka Před 4 měsíci +250

    As someone who has been collecting MH since the beginning in 2010 and I’m now 25; I always find it interesting to see ppl who have no sentimental attachments to this franchise react to it lol
    Anyways, I find the way Mattel approached topics like racism and police brutality in 2013 quite interesting with this film.
    Oh! And btw! You dodged a copyright bullet with New Ghoul At School. because if Mattel didn’t get you P!nk’s record label deffo would of got you. P!nk has music featured in that movie. Definitely a product of 2010 lol

  • Skyler Jones
    Skyler Jones Před 4 měsíci +87

    You can’t get into Monster High without learning about Ever After High. These used to be my favs and the books weren’t too bad either

  • Tara Laughton
    Tara Laughton Před 4 měsíci +47

    Okay but what Clawdeen told Draculaura is completely valid. People have this misconception that if your friend is in a relationship and you aren't then for some reason you're sad and need to change? Some people just prefer to be alone and that's okay, because they aren't lonely, they are just alone❤

    • 🌷 • babysanriho
      🌷 • babysanriho Před měsícem +1

      also a play on words bc she IS a wolf and the term "lone wolf" syncs w that.

  • Kaldur Skipper
    Kaldur Skipper Před 4 měsíci +52

    Thank you! Every version of Monster High that came after this one has done my boy Deuce so dirty! He was actually my favorite character from these movies and the webisodes. Even though he was criminally underused, he was a guy who didn't fall into the very easy stereotypes his character could have. He could have been 1) the popular jerk, 2) the "surprisingly nice" guy who just was with the popular girl for the public eye, or 3) a dumb jock/surfer dude. He's really a laidback, resourceful, caring, reasonable guy who looks out for those he cares about and just happens to also be considered the most popular and hottest guy in school. Heck, that's probably why Boo York was my favorite. It was cool getting to see more of his personality and even some of the insecurities hidden behind that chill exterior. That's really cool to me and I wish he got highlighted more. Please do keep watching! I am definitely putting in a bid for Boo York and/or 16 Wishes
    Also, it really is insane how they just were going to have a public execution 🤣Dang. Vandalize one school. Seems a skosh extreme to me.

  • Mehak Verma
    Mehak Verma Před 3 měsíci +33

    I LOVE Monster High with a burning passion. I felt like Holt's character was so cool and different! Music unleashes a different side to him, I feel the same. And their outfits? KILLER. They made me want to dress like a badass girlie too! Monster High helped me embrace my femininity during puberty. Their stories were actually interesting and Frankie is a legit noble and virtuous character. You should watch why do "ghouls fall in love?", "13 wishes", or "boo york" next!

  • Jai1555
    Jai1555 Před 4 měsíci +3288

    Alex is DEFINITELY at his peak with the Barbie and Monster High movies

    • KayCNite
      KayCNite Před 4 měsíci +67

      I'm proud to be witnessing this era first hand.

    • Bloom Eraklyon
      Bloom Eraklyon Před 4 měsíci +12

      That's exactly what I was thinking 🤣🤣

    • Bam What?
      Bam What? Před 4 měsíci +14

      He should do the sonic the hedgehog movie 🤩🤣

    • ElaraPlays
      ElaraPlays Před 4 měsíci +3

      Lmao fr😭

    • Valentina Hendrick
      Valentina Hendrick Před 4 měsíci +24

      He needs to watch Bratz next! If he thinks the fashion and shows are ridiculous here he needs to see the original fashionistas lol

  • Smol_Bean
    Smol_Bean Před 3 měsíci +21

    Monster high was actually marketed to tweens and teenagers with the alternative fashion that was becoming popular at that time. Kinda to represent those groups more

  • Red Scrunchie
    Red Scrunchie Před 4 měsíci +63

    I screamed when I heard the popular boy band song “shut up you’re not my real dad” so glad to see Alex putting real media us teenage girls listen to in his videos!

  • Chloë Pedraza
    Chloë Pedraza Před měsícem +6

    Monster High was my everything as a kid and kinda my first introduction to fandom. The proportions were unrealistic but that didn't really affect me. The fashion and all the different characters were the main appeal.

  • Frie-Anne
    Frie-Anne Před 4 měsíci +30

    13 wishes and frights camera action were my favourites 😂 and yeah, it helps if you've already seen the show. A lot of the earlier episodes introduce the individual characters more

  • Eleonora McLouie
    Eleonora McLouie Před 3 měsíci +8

    I don't want to put this out there as an objective fact because people are different, but im also confident in expressing this opinion as me and all of my friends and acquaintances who were monster high fans as kids, were not influenced in any way by this show negatively, we never saw the girls as sexualized becuase we were kids and didnt have the thinking of the vulgar adults yet, all of us loved how different these characters are, the distinctive the dolls were, we loved the dark alternative fashion and SHOES ofc they are gonna show the feet, look how amazing they are! It was bold and it went all out, but also even though we were kids, no one ever made the connection between these cartoon monster characters and real life? We knew it was exaggerated animation, no one looks like this irl with skinny bodies and giant heads, we didnt wanna wear mini skirts like them or date the boys they did, kids are not morons. Sadly that's something most adults dont realise and many parents complained about the dolls being too ''sexual'' or with ''heavy makeup'' so they rebooted the dolls and made them cute with pastel colors like every other doll ever. And then the show and movies followed as well. Which is truly dissapointing because they were one of a kind, and now they're not.

      ANIMEGIRL76 Před 2 měsíci +4

      Yeah. I was kinda upset about the reboot. But at least it was better than the new, new reboot. All the characters were changed too much in G3! It's so sad to see a beloved series get twisted and formed into something completely different. It's like the writers at Nickelodeon didn't even watch the original. 😔❤

  • Abhiveer Birdi
    Abhiveer Birdi Před 4 měsíci +5167

    Love how they went to make a movie about toys and ended up accurately depicting the politics of being a minority and how it's the people in power who can get away with anything

    • Amethia
      Amethia Před 4 měsíci +305

      The fact that a movie commercial with a race metaphor has aged like wine, scares me alot.

    • coffeebux
      coffeebux Před 4 měsíci +140

      and then disneys Zombies messed it up for 3 movies trying to copy that

    • SkyInfamous
      SkyInfamous Před 4 měsíci +9

      ​@coffeebux they're both messed up people have actual reason to fear monsters

    • MK
      MK Před 4 měsíci +4

      ​@SkyInfamous why

  • Cassandra Devost
    Cassandra Devost Před 3 měsíci +10

    I'm sure other people have said it, but Jackson / Holt stands for Jekyll and Hyde. The music is just a way for them to easily do the transition between the two characters. I would really love if you did Boo York, Boo York and Electrified (even if it isn't as liked as the other movies since it's from the reboot)

  • rory
    rory Před 4 měsíci +109

    clawdeen isnt an introvert, some people think she is mad because she's secretly in love with draculaura. Makes sense since she's never that mad about any of the other girls relationships

    • diary
      diary Před 3 měsíci +14

      the creator stated that clawdeen was meant to be a lesbian too

    • MLC
      MLC Před 3 měsíci +29

      ​@diary it's not that she was meant to be lesbian, the creator just said he was open to the idea when asked. I think she was just over the constant boy drama lmao

    • diary
      diary Před 3 měsíci +8

      @MLC no…they literally hinted at it but mattel told them it wasn’t the right time

    • Callum Greyer
      Callum Greyer Před 3 měsíci +24

      No, Clawdeen was never “hinted” at being a lesbian. She’s literally shown a MALE love interest in Ghouls Rule. Garret Sanders- the creator of Monster High- stated HIMSELF it was never intentional and she was just a ghoul who wasn’t boy-crazy. She was never meant to be a lesbian. What Mattel ACTUALLY said was that it wasn’t the “right time” for any character to be gay, speaking in a general sense. Many of the characters such as Valentine, Frankie, Neighton, Kala etc are actually confirmed queer characters, and the only confirmed lesbian is Kiyomi, or just queer femme.

    • diary
      diary Před 3 měsíci +2

      @Callum Greyer bro its literally hinted at in clawdeen's diaries lmfao

  • crack head energy
    crack head energy Před 2 měsíci +5

    I still find it crazy that people don't know Jackson/Holt is the way he is because he's the kid of Jekyll/Hyde, that's why the initials are J/H and why he has the wildly different personalities. Quite a few characters are like that, Draculaura is the daughter of Dracula, Frankie(stein) is the daughter of Frankenstein, Deuce is the son of Medusa and so on. Some of the characters names tho are based just on what type of monsters they are (Clawdeen/Clawd are werewolves hence CLAW, Spectra is a ghost, Robecca Steam is a robot etc.) but it's still really cool

  • Samantha Coleman
    Samantha Coleman Před 2 měsíci +7

    they way I remembered EVERY character and EVERY movie and what it was about when I was a kid is crazy. I just recently looked the movies up the other day and was like "oh yeah I remember that"

  • Kajal Kapoor
    Kajal Kapoor Před 3 měsíci +9

    monster high 13 wishes and draculaura's sweet 16000 my entire childhood- I was obsessed with these dolls, the tv show, and the movies, so it's cool years later to hear someone talk about them and look at it from a fresh modern perspective. all that to say love your videos Alex can't wait for the next one

  • Jayla Nicole/Nikki J
    Jayla Nicole/Nikki J Před 4 měsíci +1350

    Watching Monster High movies without watching the web series is like watching the new marvel movies without the TV shows for context lol

    • ZRO Caesar
      ZRO Caesar Před 4 měsíci +47

      You can pick up any marvel movie and tell the story instantly lol the shows really don’t do shit

    • It's_Dey_mate
      It's_Dey_mate Před 4 měsíci +38

      Yeah that ain't a good example considering how inconsequential all the shows are.

    • Dylan Sharp
      Dylan Sharp Před 4 měsíci +1

      @ZRO Caesar
      That's a load.

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      Dylan Sharp Před 4 měsíci


    • It's_Dey_mate
      It's_Dey_mate Před 4 měsíci +3

      @Dylan Sharp Fantastic input 😃

  • SakuraSensations
    SakuraSensations Před 4 měsíci +7

    All of these movies were such a fun part of my childhood, I’d honestly LOVE if you talked about more of them!

  • Valentine Bachelet
    Valentine Bachelet Před 4 měsíci +18

    Definitely do the 13 wishes movie, it has a lot of ridiculous decision making that could be fun to comment, although the catwalk never changes. Also, great scarrier reef (the one where they have mermaid tails) is about stage fright, overcoming your fears, and « parenthood ». Although they’re ridiculous, I LOVED watching those during my childhood. Thanks for commentating, you’re amazing!❤

  • Davinky
    Davinky Před 4 měsíci +14

    As someone who loved Jackson and Holt with a passion (and still do) them getting dunked on so much is extremely funny.😂 My boys, destined to be swept away along with Frankie’s boyfriends of the week.

    • Shady wolf
      Shady wolf Před 4 dny +1

      I always loved (still do) Heath burns because he's such a dork

    • Davinky
      Davinky Před 4 dny +1

      @Shady wolf Oh yeah, MASSIVE dork.😂

  • Cartoonandanimelove1
    Cartoonandanimelove1 Před 4 měsíci +8

    Alex is one of the only CZcamsrs that genuinely makes me laugh. I hope he watches the other movies!

  • Annita Nap
    Annita Nap Před 4 měsíci +23

    Don't know if anyone else already answered this but Jackson/ Holt is supposed to be a descendant of Dr. Jekyll/ Mr.Hyde. His human last name is Jekyll and his monster last name is Hyde. There was a monster high website that had character info sheets that would say all of this. There were also 2D animated shorts that introduced a lot of the characters in the movie. As a young fan I would watch these shorts as they came out. It was really exciting to see new characters in the movies, even if it was only for a second.

  • Zbot8577_
    Zbot8577_ Před 4 měsíci +1488

    Boo York Boo York is widely agreed to be on the best side of Monster High movies, so if you want a real feel for the characters personalities and dynamics, then I'd recommend that one!

  • ObliviousFantasy
    ObliviousFantasy Před 4 měsíci +7

    Fun fact they didn't really touch on in the animated Media: Jackson has three different types of transformation over time. His first is transforming at Sunrise/Sunset. In the books, he transforms from heat and sweat. Snd With music, je actually only turns to Holt when music is played at higher than 100? 90? Decibels and in a 4/4 tome signature

  • fwoggie
    fwoggie Před 4 měsíci +4

    If you want to check out more MH movies, I would recommend going from the start in the order these movies were released in, as they do introduce characters and ideas in each one, a lot of which tend to appear or at least be referenced in subsequent movies. A lot of the initial 40 minute movies are actually my favourites, I would rank them above quite a few feature length ones. They're scary fun and actually have really nice stories plus much needed character introductions. I highly recommend you check out Friday Night Frights and Escape from Skull Shores even if you don't want to look at the other ones as they're my personal favourites

  • Googoogaga
    Googoogaga Před 4 měsíci +15

    Frankie was always such a relatable character to me, I don’t know why, I think it’s just cause because she was a bit naive like me haha, makes sense I was so obsessed with her since they’ve been confirmed to be a non binary character w the new film and generation, which, despite disliking the new era visual aesthetic-wise, makes me soso joyful to just have it treated as a normal thing, it’s surprisingly uncommon, it’s similar to how bratz gave us a doll set with a wlw couple :)) monster high really commented on social issues and happenings, I can definitely say it helped me with empathy and understanding differences as a kid, was obbsessedddd with this franchise for sososo long and I miss it so much haha

    • Andie García
      Andie García Před 3 měsíci +1

      G1 Frankie still uses she/her but I totally recommend the new cartoon if you like their character in G3 (they're my favorite), definitely one of the best in this generation AND they have sparks flyings with Cleo (get it? Haha)

    • Googoogaga
      Googoogaga Před měsícem +1

      ⁠@Andie Garcíaheheh, I’ve heard about their relationship yeah, it makes me so happy because Frankie and me are so similar and they like women too, very cool :o

  • Toonie Studio 🎬
    Toonie Studio 🎬 Před 4 měsíci +12


  • Bi Queen
    Bi Queen Před 4 měsíci +5

    I'd suggest 13 wishes as it gets kind dark, Boo York Boo York cuz it's a musical that is pretty good especially for character interactions, and Freaky Fusions because it's fun and really dives into Frankie as a character.

  • Amy Krupa
    Amy Krupa Před 4 měsíci +2341

    I’m a 31 year old woman and the animated Monster High and Barbie movies are my junk food: I know they’re not nutritious, but they’re delicious! Plus the monster puns are fangtastic XD
    Loved watching your take on it, Alex!

    • Bloom Eraklyon
      Bloom Eraklyon Před 4 měsíci +62

      Same with me but I was also a fan of Ever after high, it would be cool if Alex looked at that 💖💖

    • lnc0rrekt_pastw0rd
      lnc0rrekt_pastw0rd Před 4 měsíci +18

      Same, I really love MH, I was so sad they stopped making them, and the reboot was a nono

    • Michonne Walker
      Michonne Walker Před 4 měsíci +8

      Same, 21, and I love watching Monster High

    • ByronTheUsurper
      ByronTheUsurper Před 4 měsíci +4

      Everyone needs their comfort slop, I totally get it!

  • Spanglish soup
    Spanglish soup Před 4 měsíci +9

    You should definitely check out the one where they go to an island and the locals treat Frankie like a queen because of her resemblance to a woman who visited the island years ago I like it because you can theorize that this woman was used to make Frankie because they also have the same eye colors 🐼

    • Renee FAIR
      Renee FAIR Před 3 měsíci

      I think it’s Escape from Skull Shores

    • Spanglish soup
      Spanglish soup Před 3 měsíci

      @Renee FAIR right you are sir🐼

  • Emy Artsy
    Emy Artsy Před 4 měsíci +4

    The Boo York movie is actually pretty good. It was always my favourite one growing up and to this day I watch it for the nostalgia. I think the stories in it are very good and some are pretty deep looking back after some years. I hope you watch that one next!

  • Sparkle
    Sparkle Před 3 měsíci +3

    I was right in the age group when these movies/ webisodes came out and I was absolutely OBSESSED with monster high. I highly recommend watching the webisodes and the 45 min specials because they actually help to understand where all the characters came from lol. Also some of the are pretty good/ hilarious 😂

  • Dumpling Lovers
    Dumpling Lovers Před 4 měsíci +8

    I friking love these movies, the whole "massage" Monster High was trying to give is "equality" which is a huge topic now lol they were really ahead of time
    who else's crush was clawdeen too

  • Milk Bread
    Milk Bread Před 3 měsíci +2

    15:08 Bro deserves a Oscar, quality performance right there.

  • Crystal Wilkinson
    Crystal Wilkinson Před 4 měsíci +2407

    Holt and Jackson are meant to be Jekyll and Hyde.
    Definitely think you should review 13 Wishes.

    • funky
      funky Před 4 měsíci +323

      Yeah their full names are literally "Holt Hyde" and "Jackson Jekyll"
      I love this franchise oml

    • Jaye Bird
      Jaye Bird Před 4 měsíci +229

      And he's Heath's cousin, hence the firey transformation

    • ObeyLucifer
      ObeyLucifer Před 4 měsíci +62

      Omg 😭😭😭 I loved 13 wishes. It's definitely my most watched MH movie

    • funky
      funky Před 4 měsíci +18

      @Jaye Bird WAIT REALLY????

    • Flowermations
      Flowermations Před 4 měsíci +18

      13 Wishes is the only MH movie I remember (okay maybe WDGFIL) since it is the only movie that I kept replaying while on road trips, I have a fade memory on the others such as Boo York, Fright On!, Skull Shores, and Friday Night Frights.

  • Carla Palacios
    Carla Palacios Před 4 měsíci +4

    I was obsessed with these movies and low key still am lol!!! you should definitely watch scaris city of frights and the lights camera action one

  • Snooph Floof
    Snooph Floof Před 4 měsíci +3

    Still have my monster high movies and can still watch them happily just bc of the nostalgia of how much I loved them when I was younger and how good they are

  • Shelly
    Shelly Před 2 měsíci +1

    I think you're meant to watch the episodes before the movies. The episodes tell you the backgrounds of the characters, relationships and conflicts so that when you watch the movies, you're not completely confused about the characters.

  • Maxx
    Maxx Před 3 měsíci +2

    😂 "this movie has like 35 characters and were just supposed to know who they are???" That's a big part of monster high. Every characters got a story.

  • xMagicPeachx
    xMagicPeachx Před 3 měsíci +4

    Hey Alex, just so you know, the reason they think you know all of these characters is because this isn't actually the first "movie" the first movie is 2-d and it introduces all of the characters. It's called, Monster High: New Ghoul in School. Now keep in mind it's only 25 minutes long, but if you want the rundown of, everything then you should watch it.

  • _Larchiviste _
    _Larchiviste _ Před 4 měsíci +2624

    Monster High and Alex Meyers? A match made in heaven ❤️

    • Ditto
      Ditto Před 4 měsíci +12

      As in they both make my brain explode and question my sanity???

    • Bam What?
      Bam What? Před 4 měsíci +2

      He should do the sonic movie!😂

    • _ANInaME_
      _ANInaME_ Před 4 měsíci +2

      Is that a Jojo’s refernce?😂

    • Bloom Eraklyon
      Bloom Eraklyon Před 4 měsíci +6

      @Bam What? Or he could watch EAH that would be so cool

    • •N x f e l i b a t a•
      •N x f e l i b a t a• Před 4 měsíci +1


  • kelly
    kelly Před 4 měsíci +11

    okay but i had the biggest crush on jackson/holt as a kid and i'm devastated that he's not in the reboot 😭

    • Andie García
      Andie García Před 4 měsíci

      Same, but there's rumors of them and others coming back!

  • Avril Ngim
    Avril Ngim Před 4 měsíci +2

    honestly i never rlly watched all of the monster high movies as a kid but the one i watched on repeat was 13 wishes, i just loved it for some reason the plot was perfect for a 7 year old and i loved the concept of the wishes. Idk if it was just me tho 🤣

  • PixelatedToast
    PixelatedToast Před 4 měsíci +14

    "How am I supposed to know these characters?" *also skips movies that introduce these characters*

  • Monse Dominguez
    Monse Dominguez Před 3 měsíci +1

    They were actually aimed at the older demographic of girls 13-17 since Barbie was too girlish, albeit it still has some flaws with what they showcased BUT it still holds up beautifully

  • mario mario
    mario mario Před 4 měsíci +4

    Escape from Skull Shores was my fav I wish I bought the merch/dolls when they first came out.❤💰

  • Legoking 616
    Legoking 616 Před 4 měsíci +2247

    Honestly, the Monster high franchise did for me what the X-men franchise did for a lot of kids. It taught me the importance of accepting other people for who they are regardless of their freaky flaws.

    • KaizouRider02
      KaizouRider02 Před 4 měsíci +6

      shame few people can learn that and decide to be aggressive to each other

    • cat lover
      cat lover Před 4 měsíci +2

      freaky flaws is crazy

    • KaizouRider02
      KaizouRider02 Před 3 měsíci

      @cat lover wait whats that one about?

    • m4ggh0st
      m4ggh0st Před 3 měsíci +3

      Yes exactly !! And I hate how they tired to change that and add other things to the new gen. When it was already about everyone being different.

    • Janus Sanders
      Janus Sanders Před 3 měsíci

      I grew up on monster high but because I watched the movies on Netflix and they’re not on there anymore I can’t watch them 😔

  • Caden Churchill
    Caden Churchill Před 2 měsíci +1

    Please do more of these! Also the Barbie movies! Think the Fairytopia ones would be great 😂

  • Savana
    Savana Před 4 měsíci +2

    I believe I speak on behalf of all of those who watched these movies growing up, PLS DO MORE🔥

  • Bethany
    Bethany Před 4 měsíci +3

    If you were to do another one of these movies, I would suggest either the "Scaris" movie or the "13 wishes". They are both really good ones like "Ghouls Rule".

  • SomethingFyshie
    SomethingFyshie Před 4 měsíci +1

    This was a great video and I really hope the rest of the MH community hasn't scared you off of doing more of them. I feel like I need to apologize because they are fkin out of their minds apparently.

  • WhatAlsaid!
    WhatAlsaid! Před 4 měsíci +2720

    You should do “13 wishes” next. That movie gets pretty dark, especially when you find out that Lagoona’s boyfriend’s parents don’t like her because they’re ✨R@CIST✨ also, you should review the animated Bratz movies too. They’re a GOLDMINE for content.

    • vaaampy
      vaaampy Před 4 měsíci +20


    • Elise
      Elise Před 4 měsíci +59

      and Frights camera action and why do ghouls fall in love

    • Alexis Kennon
      Alexis Kennon Před 3 měsíci +7

      Yesss bratz is my childhood I would love that

    • Kent Huang
      Kent Huang Před 3 měsíci +25

      Boo York Boo York and Freaky Fusion were also good.

  • Téa Jones
    Téa Jones Před 3 měsíci +6

    You actually could do the first 4 "movies" before this one. If i remember right they do give a lot of backstory

  • diplup
    diplup Před 4 měsíci +2

    Haunted, 13 Wishes and Friday Night Frights are my all time favourite monster high movies 🤔 But I wouldnt miss out on Boo York, Frights Camera Action and Freaky Fusions either!

  • Sparx Maiden
    Sparx Maiden Před 4 měsíci +1

    Ghouls rule was really rough because it was the first movie. I think it'd be awesome if you reviewed Scaris City of Frights. Much better paced. :)

  • Jean-marie Varallo
    Jean-marie Varallo Před měsícem

    I grew up on these movies. I'd love it if you continued doing videos on other Monster High movies

  • Wabi Sabi
    Wabi Sabi Před měsícem

    Unlike most franchises, the monster high dolls that were released first then the media followed with creating shows and movies which would eventually go down the line introducing the names, monster types, sometimes family too so you would know the names of the ones that there were dolls of or you learn the other names eventually. Also the type of fashion that was getting popular when these were released was the gothic style so they were tryna reach that audience. -- just some random info lol

  • tulip 13
    tulip 13 Před 4 měsíci +1476

    I was OBSESSED with these movies as a tween, to the point where probably my biggest heartbreak was seeing them readapt the franchise and take it in a completely different (& stupid) direction after 2017 :')

    • Rei Enna
      Rei Enna Před 4 měsíci +11

      After 2017? That is when the reboot was cancelled though.
      The next animated Monster High movie came out... well it didn't...

    • Bloom Eraklyon
      Bloom Eraklyon Před 4 měsíci +15

      I like the live action monster high movies but the series is just a pandering shit show

    • Bluetoothdisconected
      Bluetoothdisconected Před 4 měsíci +1

      I agree!!! :((

    • introvert_who?
      introvert_who? Před 4 měsíci +2

      @Bloom Eraklyon like the 3d ish one or the irl one

    • elle
      elle Před 4 měsíci +3

      @Bloom Eraklyon ppl when a kids sho is targeted at kids these days: NOOOO THIS IS SO STUPID HOW DARE THEY MAKE A NEW GENERATION FOR NEWER KIDS. obviously if u grew up with the original monster high ur not the target demographic for the new series? just be glad there's new kids being raised on MH like we did. plus there's TONS of representation in the new generation that they never even touched on in the original show. like openly gay and non-binary characters and they even have a austistic character. do yk how much it means for kids to see themselves in a tv show? hell if I saw openly gay and an autistic character as a kid it might of helped me understand myself more back then instead of being confused.

  • Another potterhead
    Another potterhead Před 2 měsíci

    This, ladies and gents, was literally 90% of my childhood and i dont regret a thing.

  • Leo Hunter
    Leo Hunter Před 3 měsíci +2

    Honestly while I never sat down and actively watched every monster high movie from start to finish, if it was on I'd watch it until I got bored then switched to either triple D on the food network or any kinda crime show that was on (yeah I grew up watching Disney movies right along side Criminal minds so I knew what a serial killer was way before most other kids)

  • Lou-Ann Quentin
    Lou-Ann Quentin Před 3 měsíci +1

    The monster high show came out before the movies so they were like short episodes that introduced all the characters and Frankie’s first day in school which were shown on tv and a lot of kids watched casually so when the movies came out a lot of us already knew who the characters were

  • Kitty Cheshire
    Kitty Cheshire Před 4 měsíci +3

    Dude needs to watch EAH next. Thronecoming is one CZcams, and is one of the best parts of the franchise. (that scene with Briar in the fitting forum is one of the best scenes in media)

  • Reigning Rockets
    Reigning Rockets Před měsícem

    Jackson and Holt (personal favorite characters btw) are decedents of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde. Instead of being split between good and evil like their great grandfather, they are more split between being calm and introverted (Jackson) and Being wild and outgoing (Holt). Holt has also been described as having a bit of a wild temper. He is cousins with Heath so he's also part fire elemental as well. Originally his transformation was linked to a day night cycle where he was jackson in the day and Holt at night but his trigger changed to being music related due to the fact that he's still growing and changing and his trigger could potentially change another time (in the books it was a temperature related change where when he was cool he was jackson and when he was hot he was holt or DJ in the books). Since they never say his last name in the Ghouls Rule movie it could be hard to figure out what monster he's based on but since most people who watched this movie are already familiar with the series through the dolls and webisodes they already understood who Jackson/Holt were and how they work. In the webisodes there was a multi episode arc about them figuring out who they actually were and them both dating Frankie since Jackson and Holt originally were frankies love interest.

  • Nightofthelivingcookies10
    Nightofthelivingcookies10 Před 4 měsíci +900

    These movies DO require character knowledge to fully understand what’s happening. Like specifically knowing Venus is a pretty devoted environmental activist 😂 and Heath is considered a fire elemental
    Also 13 Wishes was my person favorite so you should do that one 😂

    • Lulu by the Bayou Studios
      Lulu by the Bayou Studios Před 4 měsíci +28

      Omg 13 wishes is my fav too

    • Madison
      Madison Před 4 měsíci +19

      13 wishes is my favorite because it’s the only one I can truly remember the plot of 😂 I was like 5 instead of 10 when these movies came out but I still loved them

    • Deen
      Deen Před 4 měsíci +8

      Hell yeah 13 Wishes was the best one and my Gigi doll was my favorite :)

    • Mega 666
      Mega 666 Před 4 měsíci +2

      I always liked the shadow counterparts of the girls
      If the original walked between the line of goth and Barbie, this one’s were 100% goth with some punk and I loved them for it

    • Mars
      Mars Před 4 měsíci +2

      Don’t forget ab the whole Holt thing. He’s the son of dr.jekyll/Mr.hyde or something like that if that clears up any confusion

  • Jellyfsh
    Jellyfsh Před 4 měsíci +2

    You will probably need to watch at least some of the webisodes and tv specials if you keep doing these, as these movies weren't created to be a stand alone franchise.
    i'd also watch them in order, as while there isn't like an overarching plot like the MCU, there are certain pieces/characters that only make sense when watched in order (like with Robecca and her father)

  • ValenTimes
    ValenTimes Před 29 dny +1

    The "Shut Up Your Not My Real Dad" song has become one of my favourites that Alex Meyers has created like I've seen it in other videos before and it is just on point

  • Kool_Katha
    Kool_Katha Před 4 měsíci +3

    The first five minutes of this felt like a Karen on a rampage about their outfits

  • doomzdaydollz
    doomzdaydollz Před 4 měsíci +1

    omg please review more monster high movies in the future! This franchise is extremely interesting and it's fun to look back on how it began :)

  • Luciel Lawliet
    Luciel Lawliet Před 4 měsíci +13

    And now we know that Clawdeen (however tf you spell her name) never wanted a boyfriend because she’s actually a lesbian.
    Man, I was super obsessed with these movies as a kid. I could go on about how eerily accurate these movies portrayed being a minority when they’re meant to sell dolls, but a bunch of other comments go into that way better than I ever could, so I’ll just leave it at that.
    Monster High was ahead of its time, and I wish we got more shows and movies like these.

  • geardog24
    geardog24 Před 4 měsíci +656

    Got to love how the corrupt police officer never gets punished for trying to execute a child.
    Great life lesson. 👍

    • Aspen's Astrology
      Aspen's Astrology Před 4 měsíci +61


    • Memento
      Memento  Před 4 měsíci +16

      @Aspen's Astrology fr

    • Damien Earl
      Damien Earl Před 4 měsíci +65

      "This movie was weirdly realistic for a story about mythical monsters fighting for the right to enjoy Halloween because of long-term systemic racism, 10/10!"

    • first last
      first last Před 4 měsíci +11

      this kids movies too realistic

    • Eerina Hisakawa
      Eerina Hisakawa Před 4 měsíci +5

      aged too scarily well

  • Jennifer Hollen
    Jennifer Hollen Před 4 měsíci +2


  • Emily Berg
    Emily Berg Před 4 měsíci +2

    You totally should do Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love next!! I’d love to see your reaction to Valentine lol

  • Avea
    Avea Před 3 měsíci +3

    If you haven't already, "13 Wishes" is the best! I'd love to see you do one for that!

  • Ijermon Cheatham
    Ijermon Cheatham Před 4 měsíci +2

    Jackson/Holt is actually a child of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He is also Heath’s (the fire guy) cousin. Which even Monster High veterans sometime forget.

  • ThatDamFangirl #taylorgang
    ThatDamFangirl #taylorgang Před měsícem

    Monster High Gen 1 was the best! I love the characters, their desgins and their personalities. In the other generations, it loses it's charm. The movies could definitely be dark and I still think they are really good even at 19. To be fair tough, I've been a fan since 3rd grade😅

  • Player Error404
    Player Error404 Před 4 měsíci +348

    Part of the reason Clawdeen doesn't want a boyfriend... Well the original reason was the creators didn't want every single girl to be obsessed with romance, but it later morphed into being a lesbian as a fan theory that got popular and the creators agreed with.

    • bclynch30
      bclynch30 Před 4 měsíci +54

      I feel like it all makes sense that I had a crush on Clawdeen as a 10 year old and I shoved my bisexuality down in the deep corners of my brain. I was a confused little kid and was always confused why Clawdeen never had a boyfriend

    • Starsia Draws
      Starsia Draws Před 4 měsíci +38

      I think it's so weird that one of the creators (I don't recall which one) said they intended for there to be more queer representation, including Clawdeen being lesbian, but she's not canonically gay in the reboot now that it's more acceptable to have overtly queer characters in shows. Yeah, you have Frankie (who's enby, femme presenting) with Cleo but like... that's it? Also find is suspicious that the previous MC, the literal new kid, who make sense to be the audience insert, was changed to be nonbinary and is suddenly not the MC anymore. Also the fact that they changed Clawdeen to be less sassy when they could've leaned into her personality, maybe even making her a reprsentative for modern AAVE. Like her dolls and cartoon design appear white-washed, and they white-washed her personality, too. Not to mention taking away Howleen's textured hair and Clawdeen's hair is still the typical loose, beachy curls because it's "easier" to produce and style dolls without coily hair.

    • tulip 13
      tulip 13 Před 4 měsíci +5

      L moment

    • Kitty Roid
      Kitty Roid Před 4 měsíci +15

      It's so dumb that they went along. It _completely_ ruined the significance of a character not being romance obsessed. If you're striving to please the masses with pitchforks, make her a-romantic not lesbian.

    • Tofan Purnomo Waisaka
      Tofan Purnomo Waisaka Před 4 měsíci +3

      ​@Starsia Draws they changed the MC every gen, the previous one has Draculaura as the MC.

  • ded af but vibin
    ded af but vibin Před 4 měsíci +2

    These movies were my whole childhood omg... pure nostalgia. The thing with Monster High was, it was basically Barbie for emo kids lol.

  • Zoned Out
    Zoned Out Před 4 měsíci

    You should definitely do these movies. I will watch each video you do on them. Preferably in order, but regardless

  • Re Khantu
    Re Khantu Před 3 měsíci

    i have this on dvd hahaha. and yeah most of the characters appeared first on the 2d animated shorts and such. You could cover Why do ghouls fall in love? which in hindsight is about red flags and a warning about fuckboys? Boo York, which centers on Cleo and arranged marriages, following your heart and aliens; Scaris city of fright which is mainly about Clawdeen and abusive mentors and stolen art and stuff /Frights camera action is also pretty dramatic, focused on draculaura almost being used as a political puppet. And Monster High Freaky fusion where there´s time travel and characters literally fuse into one body (like steven universe).

  • Julianna K
    Julianna K Před 2 měsíci

    I would love to see you do Boo York. It had such an impact on my early childhood and it would be so funny to see you rip it to shreds 😂

  • Winged girl
    Winged girl Před 3 měsíci +1

    You should definitely do more of these movies, Boo York Boo York was amazing, Freaky fusion had a great message, I personally really liked the ghost one (I can't remember the name but it was sooo good)

  • GreenFox 42
    GreenFox 42 Před 4 měsíci +446

    As a marketing person, the reason they zoom in on the shoes and feature sooooo many named characters is so they subconsciously sell more dolls and accessories to their young female viewers. I remember learning Bratz had removable feet/shoes cus that accessory piece was so much bigger/popular in that franchise than Barbie’s. That strategy of offering endless mix n match accessory pieces means a lot of future repeat revenue for the IP. 🧠 🌈

    • Solange Lawrence
      Solange Lawrence Před 4 měsíci +21

      It worked. I wanted the shoes to dress them up so bad

    • Power Spirit
      Power Spirit Před 4 měsíci +9

      Tbf Monster High shoes are rad

  • Simply Doodled Studios
    Simply Doodled Studios Před 4 měsíci +1

    This is the first video of yours I've watched to completion, and I don't think I've ever laughed so hard! 🤣 Great job! New Subscriber 👍🙂

  • The Emerald Dragon
    The Emerald Dragon Před 4 měsíci

    PLEASE do more, these movies were so good to my child self and I’d love to see your takes on more of them

  • August
    August Před 3 měsíci +3

    Holt and Jackson are Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with Holt also being a fire elemental. Also they have another movie before this one where the villain is the actual Van Hellscream. He is not redeemed.

  • leo thebear
    leo thebear Před 4 měsíci

    You should definitely do more Alex! My recommendations for movies to review are, Why do Ghouls fall in love, Freaky Fusion,, and Boo York!