After escaping from an asylum the mad Dr. Niemann and his hunch back assistant revive Count Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster in order to extract revenge upon their many enemies. Written by
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Of the 5 'Wolf Man' films featuring Lon Chaney Jr.; this is the only entry that does not feature the Wolf Man's growl or howl. It may be there but, if it is, it's drowned out by Hans J. Salter's music score. See more »
When Daniel is trying to show Ilonka what a pentagram looks like, he draws a simple hexagon, not a five-pointed star.
What's even worse, they must have used multiple takes, because after a cut, the symbol gets even simpler, and now there is a pentagon on the paper where the hexagon used to be. See more »
The movie begins with evil Dr. Gustav Niemann and his sidekick, Daniel
roaming the countryside doing evil and making a few bucks on the side.
It's a simple life traveling the countryside and creating mayhem, but
somebody's gotta do it, right?! Well, the maniacal doctor has a lot of
unforeseen luck, as he stumbles first upon the skeleton of Dracula (who
he wisely decides to revive). For some odd reason, the long-dead
Dracula comes back not as Bela Lugosi but John Carradine. While a
decent enough villain, it just made no sense why Lugosi didn't reprise
the role. Anyway, they later discover the Frankenstein monster and the
Wolfman frozen in a cave (since their last film) and spend much of
their time trying to revive them--so they can kick butt and spread
terror. Well, they did not foresee that the Wolfman, when in the form
of nice-guy Larry Talbot, didn't want to spread terror and death
(shucks). Well, the plan is shot and evil is thwarted. Cool.
Strengths of the film are the evil doctor--he's a really nasty menace,
having three monsters instead of the usual one and the fact that it is
a Universal horror film with all its campy fun. The weaknesses are that
the series is getting a little old, the pathos concerning Daniel
falling for the gypsy girl is a tad annoying, and John Carradine just
isn't and never could be Dracula!
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