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Assignment Terror (1970)
"Los monstruos del terror" (original title)

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Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer earth by praying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists (Michael Rennie and Karin Dor) back to life, they use their knowledge to ... See full summary »

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Dr. Odo Warnoff
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Maleva Kerstein
Craig Hill ...
Inspector Tobermann
Patty Shepard ...
Ilsa (as Patty Sheppard)
Ángel del Pozo ...
Dr. Kerian (as Angel del Pozo)
Paul Naschy ...
Waldemar Daninsky (as Paul Naschi)
Manuel de Blas ...
Count Janos de Mialhoff
Peter Damon
Ferdinando Murolo ...
Diana Sorel
Gene Reyes ...
Tao-Tet (The Mummy)
Luciano Tacconi
Ella Gessler
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Dr. Don Uno
Helga Geissler ...
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Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer earth by praying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists (Michael Rennie and Karin Dor) back to life, they use their knowledge to re-animate various earth monsters, including the werewolf Waldemar Daninsky, Frankenstein's monster (both played by Jacinto Molina), the mummy Tao-Tet, and the vampire Count de Meirhoff. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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24 February 1970 (France)  »

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Assignment Terror  »

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Michael Rennie's final film. See more »

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I Saw This Film As "DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN"
1 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Retitled in America, this horrible sci-fi/horror film features the last performance of aging star Michael Rennie(DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL). I didn't understand if he was supposed to be an alien, or a regular old evil doctor, but he raises several monsters to attack earthlings. One is a wolfman (Spanish horror star Paul Naschy),another is a mummy, and another is the Frankenstein creation. I don't remember Dracula even being in this movie.

Rennie looks embarrassed, and sickly. The music and dubbing are horrendous for this American cut of the film. The most memorable part is the set design and the pastel-colored tints that are used throughout. It is a cheap, but effective, mood enhancer.

The rest of the proceedings are a waste time, though. The make-ups for the creatures are fairly laughable, and the plot is non-exsistent. It's as if the directors involved went to the editing room, and just threw film pieces in the air to see where they might land.

The American video release seems to be aimed at youngsters. This film is mostly violence-free, true, but it doesn't mean that any child should be subjected to this colorful tedium. This is strictly for the initiated into "so-bad-its-good" cinema.


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