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Drácula contra Frankenstein (1972)

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Dracula kills another innocent victim and Dr. Seward decides it's time to wipe him off the face of the earth. Armed with a hammer and a wooden stake, he arrives at Castle Dracula and duly ... See full summary »

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Doctor Frankenstein
Howard Vernon ...
Paca Gabaldón ...
María (as Mary Francis)
Alberto Dalbés ...
Doctor Jonathan Seward (as Alberto Dalbes)
Britt Nichols ...
Chica vampira
Geneviève Robert ...
Amira - la gitana (as Genevieve Deloir)
Anne Libert ...
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Luis Barboo ...
Morpho (as Luis Bar Boo)
Brandy ...
El Hombre Lobo
Fernando Bilbao ...
Josyane Gibert ...
Estela - la cantante de cabaret (as Josiane Gibert)
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Dracula kills another innocent victim and Dr. Seward decides it's time to wipe him off the face of the earth. Armed with a hammer and a wooden stake, he arrives at Castle Dracula and duly dispatches the vampire Count. Next day, however, Dr. Frankenstein arrives with his assistant, Morpho, and a large crate containing the monster. Using the blood of a pub singer who has been abducted by his creation, the doctor brings Dracula back to life and uses him for his own ends. The Count and a female vampire continue to terrorise the town, so Dr Seward once again sets out for Castle Dracula. Unfortunately, he is attacked by the Frankenstein monster and left for dead. Amira, a gypsy, rescues him and summons up a werewolf to do battle with the forces of evil... Written by A Franco fan

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They have awakened... and they are the sound of terror!

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17 October 1972 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Dracula: Prisoner of Frankenstein  »

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ESP 18,550,818 (Spain)
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The filming location on Dr. Seward's house/sanatorium is the "Condes de Castro Guimarães Museum" in Cascais which was later used for filming a vampire soap opera called Lua Vermelha. See more »

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Followed by La fille de Dracula (1972) See more »

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Masterpiece
23 November 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a fantastic film, probably one of Franco's best, and definitely one of the best Frankenstein movies ever made. In runs like a magnificent homage to the Universal horror films of the 1940s, but with an intellectual level that resembles Jean-Luc Godard. Absolutely fantastic. The locations and cinematography are great, and there is a superb score by Brune Nicolai. The actors are top notch too, including the brilliant Dennice Price and Howard Vernon performing some of their best bits ever. Amazing.

This is the kind of film that should be on the shelf of every Jess Franco enthusiast or every lover of classic suspense films. It can be watched over and over again, each time discovering new layers of meaning. It is the first film in Franco's trilogy of monster movies, and definitely one of the best. I watched the original Spanish version without any subtitles, but luckily Franco used minimal dialog this time, which made the cinematographic experience even greater as it felt like TOTAL CINEMA!!! This is one of the best films I have ever seen. Highly recommended!!!


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