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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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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
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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Sensational sequel to 'The Curse of Frankenstein', which is smashing records throughout the world. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Frankenstein's Monster, played by John Bloom, kills a police officer played by Albert Cole. The same year, Bloom and Cole played the title creature together in The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant. See more »

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The order of exhibits changes from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

Dracula: My coffin awaits you becoming immortal in its embrace!
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References Dracula (1931) See more »

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I Travel Light
Performed by Regina Carrol
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Low Budget Monster Mess - But Fun!
23 October 2001 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

This film gets a bad rap from a lot of people. That's understandable, because it's a low budget paste-up job, combining previously shot footage from a uncompleted biker film with the monster team-up. But Dracula Vs. Frankenstein is really a lot of fun -- particularly if you first saw it on late night TV when you were 13 or 14!

Forry Ackerman has a cameo in the film as one of Dracula's victims, so the movie got promoted in Famous Monsters magazine, with "Zandor Vorkov" gracing the cover in his dime store fangs. It was (I believe) the final film appearance of J. Carroll Naish and one of Lon Chaney Jr.'s last roles. Ken Strickfadden's Frankenstein lab equipment is used, and the music is well chosen. Parts of the film are quite moody and effective, with highly competent photograghy considering the budget and haste of production.

To compare this little film with the Hammer films is a bit unfair. No, it cannot match them on any level -- nor was it intended to -- this was drive-in fodder without the budget or resources of England's Hammer and its American partners and distributors. It's too bad none of the major American studios tried to cash in on the 1960's-70's monster boom. Then there might be some truly interesting American monster films worthy of the comparison.


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