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Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

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

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Cast

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Groton (as Lon Chaney)
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Mike Howard
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Judith Fontaine
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Rico
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Police Sgt. Martin
Zandor Vorkov ...
John Bloom ...
Shelly Weiss ...
Greydon Clark ...
Strange
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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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Storyline

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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The Kings of Horror Battle to the Death! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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December 1971 (USA)  »

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Blood Freaks  »

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Trivia

It was originally intended to have Dracula turn Frankenstein's Monster into a bloodthirsty vampire, so the Monster could better serve the Count's purpose. The idea was dropped, however, when the fangs kept falling out of actor John Bloom's mouth, which he couldn't keep in due to his heavy makeup. See more »

Goofs

Durea's use of the same chemical injection alternately cause Groton to transform, and prevent him from transforming. See more »

Quotes

Grazbo: You see! You must open your eyes to see things! There's more to come!
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Here and Now
Words and Music by J.D. Lobue
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This movie is awful, but...
19 October 2001 | by (Mounds View, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

This movie is awful, but it's SUPPOSED to be! Without wonderful cheesyness like this life (and movies) would be a far duller experience. Naish and Chaney, obviously short of cash but always the professionals, give this movie the class Adamson knew it would. That's why he hired them. Chaney's character is sort of "Lenny with an axe", right down to the puppy dog he carries around, and Naish couldn't give a bad performance if he were unconscious. This is a wonderful movie for lovers of the "so bad it's good" school.


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