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Assignment Terror (1970)

Los monstruos del terror (original title)
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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(as Tulio Demichelli), (uncredited) | 2 more credits »

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(story and screenplay) (as Jacinto Molina Alvarez)
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Complete credited cast:
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Dr. Odo Warnoff
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Maleva Kerstein
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Inspector Tobermann
Patty Shepard ...
Ilsa (as Patty Sheppard)
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Dr. Kerian (as Angel del Pozo)
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Waldemar Daninsky (as Paul Naschi)
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Count Janos de Mialhoff
Peter Damon
Ferdinando Murolo ...
El monstruo de Farancksalan / Frankenstein Monster
Diana Sorel
Gene Reyes ...
Tao-Tet (The Mummy)
Luciano Tacconi
Ella Gessler
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Dr. Don Uno
Helga Geissler ...
(as Ella Gessler)
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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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Paul Naschy's third performance as Waldemar Daninsky, and the only one that the character was a supporting role. The fourth would be "La Noche de Walpurgis." See more »

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dumb but enjoyable monster rally
3 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Enjoyably stupid. Aliens take control of several dead human bodies, and then go about reanimating several monsters using Dr. Farancksollen's Anthology of Monsters. The idea is evidently to study the monsters, create more, then use them to destroy all humans. The monsters have no hearts (the aliens think) and can be controlled, unlike humans. Plan 9 from Outer Space has a similar plot, I think?

They find and reanimate a vampire, a mummy, Farancksollen's monster, and the werewolf Waldemar Daninsky. The book mentions the Golem, but they don't mention him again as with Renaldo Renaldini in Das Wachsfigurenkabinett (1924); maybe like that film they ran out of money to add him.

The head alien tortures some of the women aliens with sound and lights to punish them for starting to develop human tendencies. He also uses the monsters on his own people for the same reason. The police investigate.

The Gemstone Entertainment DVD titled Dracula vs. Frankenstein is poor. It runs only 77 minutes full-frame. Particularly in the opening scene, there are some jump cuts and words and phrases drop out.


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