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Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

GP  -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  December 1971 (USA)
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Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.

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J. Carrol Naish ...
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Groton (as Lon Chaney)
Anthony Eisley ...
Mike Howard
Regina Carrol ...
Judith Fontaine
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Rico
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Police Sgt. Martin
Zandor Vorkov ...
John Bloom ...
Shelly Weiss ...
Greydon Clark ...
Strange
Angelo Rossitto ...
Grazbo the Evil Dwarf
Anne Morrell ...
Samantha
William Bonner ...
Biker
Forrest J Ackerman ...
Dr. Beaumont (as Forest J Ackerman)
Maria Lease ...
Joan
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Judith Fontaine (Regina Carrol) is looking for her sister Joanie, who has disappeared into the hippie community of Venice, California. It turns out Joanie has become the victim of Groton (Lon Chaney Jr.), an axe-wielding homicidal maniac working for Dr. Durray (J. Carrol Naish), who is really the last of the Frankensteins and is now running a house of horrors by the beach and is performing experiments on Gorton's victims. One night Count Dracula (Zandor Vorkov) visits the doctor, showing him the original Frankenstein creation that was buried in a nearby graveyard. The doctor revives it and uses it to take revenge on his professional rivals. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Trivia

Getting special billing as "The Creature", Shelly Weiss actually plays the Frankenstein Monster in the climactic showdown in the church, ending in its dismemberment. This sequence was the only one shot in New York rather than Hollywood, thus the casting change, suggested by Zandor Vorkov, aka Roger Engel. See more »

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Naish's character at first refers to Chaney's character as "Grodin", although his name is actually "Groton". Thereafter he gets it right. See more »

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BEST SO-BAD-ITS-GOOD MOVIE EVER!
24 August 1999 | by (The Land of Mortis) – See all my reviews

For the IMDb I gave this movie a 5 but that reflects how awful it really is. If I were to rate it as a serious horror flick I'd give it a 2 or 1; but as a comedy its an 8 or 9. I've watched this movie countless times with my crapola lovin' friends, and some of the dialogue has become a part of our everday speech, especially the line, from a man who can animate the dead, no less "When a man enters my laboratory, and bears on his hand the unholy seal of Dracula, there can be no scientific answer to anything" (generally followed by one of us shouting "Even simple force-mass equations?" "No, I said anything!") Basically, this movie should be treated like Rocky Horror is now: it should be shown in every late-night movie theater and heckled. Its horribly incompetent; we get to see the spectacle of Lon Chaney Jr. and J. Carrol Nash's last, horrible movie. See crappy bikers and hippies come into conflict! See the worst dialogue delivery ever! The Drac makeup is so bad that his hands and arms are tanned while his face is clown-white! We've dubbed him "Frank Zappula" due to his resemblance to the famous rocker. The Frankenstein figure, Dr. Duray, is dressed like COLONEL SANDERS! For this reason we feel it should be re-titled "Frank Zappula vs. Colonel Frankenstein" and released in every major market. If you have the slightest love for crap cinema,do yourself a big favor and SEE THIS MOVIE!


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