I remembered when i was 7 years old in the last part of the coolest growing up decade (80s), i watched previews of this on TNT and thought it might look sweet since i love stop motion. I loved it and became a favorite of mine, the special effects amazed me and so did the storyline.
One of my favorites.
"Nobody wants to see vampire killers or vampires either! apparently all they want are demented madmen running around in ski-masks hacking up young virgins"-Peter Vincent from Fright Night.
I was around 10 years old when I first saw it. I was spending the night at my cousins' house, and it was late at night. I remember having to periodically go to the bathroom to splash cold water on my face just to stay awake. We laughed at the special effects, which were state-of-the-art in 1933, but we still enjoyed the movie.
This was back when you could still watch good programming on late-night broadcast TV, before infomercials were invented.
Incidentally, Hitler was said to say that King Kong was his favorite movie. Just thought I'd throw that in there as a bit trivia.