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Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (1966)

 -  Action | Drama | Horror  -  10 April 1966 (USA)
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Dracula travels to the American West, intent on making a beautiful ranch owner his next victim. Her fiance, outlaw Billy the Kid, finds out about it and rushes to save her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Count Dracula / posing as James Underhill
Chuck Courtney ...
Melinda Plowman ...
Elizabeth (Betty) Bentley
Virginia Christine ...
Eva Oster
Ben Dooley
Walter Janovitz ...
Franz Oster (as Walter Janowitz)
Dan 'Red' Thorpe
Olive Carey ...
Roy Barcroft ...
Sheriff Griffin
Hannie Landman ...
Lisa Oster
Richard Reeves ...
Pete (Saloonkeeper)
Marjorie Bennett ...
Mary Ann Bentley
William Forrest ...
The Real James Underhill
George Cisar ...
Joe Flake
Leonard P. Geer ...
Yancy (as Lennie Geer)


Dracula goes to the Old West and while riding on a stage learns that one of the passengers is on her way to meet her daughter at her ranch. Accompanying her is her brother who hasn't seen her daughter. Dracula the arranges for some Indians to attack the stage coach and kill everybody. He then assumes her brother's identity and plots to make her daughter his mate. When he shows up he meets the girl who introduces him to her fiancé, William Bonney aka billy the kid, who has reformed. When a European family who had earlier encountered Dracula decides to protect the girl and warns Billy of the danger. Billy then wonders if the man is her uncle. And it doesn't help that no one believes him and the ranch's former foreman is doing what he can to discredit Billy. Written by

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10 April 1966 (USA)  »

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William 'Billy the Kid' Bonney: What's wrong with her, Doc? What are those marks on her neck?
Dr. Henrietta Hull: Well, if I didn't know better, I'd say it was the work of a vampire.
William 'Billy the Kid' Bonney: Vampire?
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Campy Vampire Classic
29 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, we all know that any film with the title of "Billy the Kid vs. Dracula" is not going to be winning any academy awards. This movie is exactly what you would expect it to be...low budget, unintentionally funny and campy as hell.

The movie stars John Carradine as the vampire, and he's way too long in the tooth (no pun intended) for his role. He comes across as being a dirty old man (vampire?), leering after every young skirt he comes in contact with. It's not scary, just kind of repulsive. The movie has several hilarious lines, such as when Carradine growls "Where can I find this backwoods female pill slinger?" referring to the female doctor portrayed by Olive Carey, and "Oh God, the vampire test!" uttered with all seriousness by Virginia Christine, more well known as the Folger's Lady in the coffee commercials of the 1970's.

When Carradine turns into a vampire a red light is shown on his fangs, nothing but this weird red glow and his eyes about to bug out of his head. It's absolutely side splitting to watch.

Chuck Courtney, who plays Billy, is competent in his role, but Melinda Plowman, who portrays Betty, his fiancée and the vampire's next meal, comes across as whiny and annoying. She was pretty, but I was almost rooting for John Carradine to do her in, just to shut her up.

This movie is one of those "it's so bad, it's good" movies. I love it, just for the sheer camp factor. They don't make 'em like this anymore.

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