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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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ESP 11,604,193 (Spain)
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What in the world...?
2 March 2001 | by (Haddonfield, IL) – See all my reviews

Sometimes I can't understand why people complain about "bad" movies so much. Although I can agree with someone who might call this movie a bad one, I also think it's an entertainingly bad one, and I wonder what some of the complainers were expecting from it. Amateurish and even childish in a lot of ways, it's a deadly strange experience mixing a spy plot with alien characters who want to resurrect the famous monsters in order to take over.

The color schemes are like an acid trip, and the 60s fashions are way camp. And how about that plot...aliens resurrecting famous monsters to rule the world? That's a new one on me...I wasn't aware that figures such as Dracula & the Wolfman were "dead", I thought they just didn't exist. Huh.

The obvious similarity here is "Plan Nine from Outer Space," and the fact that somebody actually made that film twice in a lifetime is absolutely a cause for deep thought.

If you can find a decent print of this, you're in for a truly bizarre experience. Highly recommended for fans of the absurd.


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