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Li'l Horrors
Genre Puppetry
Created by Ralph Strasser
Directed by Chris Langman
Helen Gaynor
Declan Eames
Ralph Strasser
Composer(s) Janine De Lorenzo
Al Mullins
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 52
Executive producer(s) Tim Brooke-Hunt
Producer(s) Tony Wright
Stuart Menzies
Running time 12 minutes 30 seconds
Production company(s) December Films, Beyond International, MBP
Distributor Beyond International
Original network Seven Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 2001 (2001) – 2001 (2001)

Li'l Horrors is an Australian children's comedy puppetry television series which screened on the Seven Network in 2001. The series contained 52 episodes each 12 minute, 30 seconds in length, with double episodes usually screened in a 30-minute timeslot.


Li'l Horrors is set in the spooky old house owned by Morbidda Bates, a retired horror movie actress. The series follows the adventures of little monster characters based on classic, fictional horror characters such as Count Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, The Werewolf, Swamp Thing, Zombie, Quasimodo, Medusa and Gargoyles.


  • Vladamir "Vlad" Bloode, a vampire based on Dracula from Bram Stoker's gothic horror novel of the same name. A notorious trickster around Maug Stone Hall, his favourite pastime is to pull practical jokes at the other Horrors' expense.
  • Duncan Stein, based on Frankenstein's monster from the 1931 film Frankenstein. Gluttonous yet friendly, and yet also dim-witted and sorely lacking in social skills.
  • Cleo Patra, an Egyptian mummy based on modern pop culture. Uses a lot of Valley Girl filler in her speech. Ironically her namesake was not a native-born Egyptian but a Greek immigrant.
  • Webster Swampson, a piscine boy based on various sea monsters. School Brainiac and a bit of a nerd. Often turned to, to get the other Horrors out of a crisis. Storylines based around him involve some invention of his.
  • Abercrombie Necros, a zombie who does little more than watch television. When the set is faulty, broken, or otherwise out of order, he often melts down, simply by repeating phrases often appearing on television sets without reliable signals. These meltdowns don't happen every time though.
  • Medusilla Venimski, a pretty monster based on (and named for) the youngest of three gorgons, Medusa. Very vain as she often admires her beauty, which does not turn others (or herself) to stone, unlike the ugliness of her namesake. Her hair can talk as well, as evidenced in several episodes.
  • Claudia Howell, a werewolf girl, who, unlike her mythological basis, appears to have no human form. Acts and communicates like a dog, for example, growling when angered or insulted. Sensitive to insults towards categories she falls within, and often the target of Vlad's trickery.
  • Quasi Modo, a thorough spoof of Quasimodo from Victor Hugo's 1831 novel, the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Does not appear in every episode.
  • Garg, one of two grotesques
  • Goyle, Garg's permanent companion
  • Bruce
  • Ratso Risotto
  • Humpfree
  • Morbidda Bates (known as "Miss Morbidda" to the Li'l Horrors), the owner of Maug Stone Hall. Unseen but referred to in most episodes. Her voice addresses the Horrors in the opening credits.

List of episodes

  • Monsters 'r Us by Brendan Luno
  • Lolly Folly by Robert Greenberg
  • Fangs for Your by Robert Greenberg
  • Time Out ! by Brendan Luno
  • Ghost of a Chance by Kevin Nemeth
  • Ghoul Friends by Kevin Nemeth
  • Rock Shock by Glen Dolman
  • Trial and Terror by Glen Dolman
  • I Want my Mummy by Jamie Forbes
  • Were-with All by Beverley MacDonald
  • Webster the Brave by Nancy Groll
  • The Morbida Mystery by Nancy Groll
  • Trouble Double by Clare Madsen
  • The Coming of Quasi by Clare Madsen
  • Stop and Gough by David Phillips
  • Ice Scream by David Phillips
  • The Cubby House War by Brendan Luno
  • Beelzebubba by Brendan Luno
  • Love Lettuce in the Sand (Which) by Jamie Forbes
  • Play's the Thing by Hugh Stuckey
  • Humpy Birthday to You by Anthony Watt
  • Send in the Clones by Anthony Watt
  • The Magic Hat by Glen Dolman
  • The Treasure of the Scary Madre by Glen Dolman
  • Comet Through the Wry by Adam Todd
  • The Bleurgh with Project by Adam Todd
  • Who Wants to Flea a Million Heirs by Anthony Watt
  • The Spaceman Cometh by Anthony Watt
  • Wouldn't it be Nice Revolting by Brendan Luno
  • Mirror, Rirrom by Brendan Luno
  • Now You See Me, Now You Don't by Glen Dolman
  • The Good, the Bad and the Fluffy by Glen Dolman
  • For whom the Bell Tolls by Annie Fox
  • Mummy, Dearest by Annie Fox
  • Revenge of the Zombie by Meg Mappin
  • Vlad and Duncan's Excellent Adventure by Penelope Trevor
  • Hall of the Mounted Things by Forbes
  • Home Alone by Anthony Watt
  • I Dream of Greenie by Anthony Watt
  • Who Dares Wins by David Rapsey
  • Under Your Spell by David Rapsey
  • Follow the Black Asphalt Road by Anthony Watt
  • Happily Ever Laughter by Anthony Watt
  • Altered States by Brendan Luno
  • Hamelot in Camelot by Brendan Luno
  • Stinging in the Reign by Peter Hepworth
  • I Won't, Dunce by Peter Hepworth
  • Pants on Fire by Nancy Groll
  • Head of the Class by Ray Boseley
  • Speak No Evil by Chris Annastasiades
  • The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Nancy Groll


  • Paula Morrell
  • Ric Herbert
  • Rachel King
  • Richard Hart
  • Abbe Holmes
  • Michael King
  • Matthew King


The series also screened in the UK, Canada and France.

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