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Drácula contra Frankenstein (1972)

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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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)  »

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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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great film by Jess Franco
27 July 2008 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

This may be regarded as a companion film with "The curse of Frankenstein", made by Franco around the same period and with some of the same cast as this one. Both films share a similar atmosphere and style of film making, although "The curse..." provides a more coherent and linear story in terms of plot. Nevertheless, "Dracula contra Frankenstein" shows an amazing energy and a personal sense of rhythm. It dynamites conventions and usual expectations about "Gothic horror films". Franco incredibly manages to keep almost half an hour of the running time without a single word, like it was a silent movie, and keeps our attention grabbed to the screen by throwing into the non-existent plot a great amount of characters- including Dracula, Frankenstein and the wolf-man!!!!! Franco described himself this film as a cartoon-esquire movie, somewhere between a spoof and an homage to Gothic horror. He decided to make this and "The curse..." this way after the painful experience of filming a very faithful rendering of Bram Stoker's Dracula with Christopher Lee. It is really a very personal and surreal movie, kind of a cross between a Hammer Gothic story and a Jodorowsky film.


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