Well, not exactly. These and all the other residents of Horrible Hall were funny, not scary, and their antics were sheer joy. The songs were first rate, too. A little known fact is that a song from 1971, "Chick A Boom(Don't You Just Love It?) by Daddy Dewdrop, originated on this show.
There is plenty of evidence that the show was inspired by "Laugh-In." The gags were very similar. I especially loved seeing Bonaparte go to pieces or Frankie get struck by lightning and say, "I needed that!" Best of all was that Dracula had no Transylvanian accent. Top notch!