3.1/10
1,437
64 user 41 critic

Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

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

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

(story), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

After a string of bad times with men, Sandy tries to kill herself. Co-waitress Libby saves her and takes her to meet some female friends of hers who live on a ranch in the desert. Grace, ... See full summary »

Directors: Al Adamson, John 'Bud' Cardos
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Russ Tamblyn, Jennifer Bishop
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A young woman learns that one of her ancestors had been burned at the stake as a witch. She decides to revenge her on the descendants of the people who had her killed.

Director: Ken Friedman
Stars: Shelby Leverington, Aaron Phillips, Norman Parker
Certificate: GP Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

Amir, the benevolent ruler of Kalid, is dying, but there is hope. Freshly deceased, he is flown to the United States where Dr. Trenton transplants his brain into the body of a simpleton in ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: Grant Williams, Kent Taylor, John Bloom
Certificate: GP Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

In the near future with a intergalactic vampire plague threatening earth, an expedition is sent to a distant galaxy in hopes of discovering the plague's source. Landing on a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: John Carradine, Robert Dix, Vicki Volante
Action | Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

The "Satans" are a very cruel biker gang led by Anchor. The gang goes to a diner in the middle of nowhere in the California desert where they begin to terrorize Lew and his patrons and his ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: Russ Tamblyn, Scott Brady, John 'Bud' Cardos
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

An evil hypnotist puts a beautiful woman under his spell.

Directors: Paul Aratow, Al Adamson
Stars: John Carradine, Don 'Red' Barry, Larry Hankin
Black Heat (1976)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Kicks Carter, a streetwise Las Vegs cop, is out to shut down an upscale hotel that is actually a front for a host of illegal activities. A gang headed by the scuzzy Ziggy is running ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: Timothy Brown, Russ Tamblyn, Jana Bellan
Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Jewel thieves quickly dispose of the loot when the alarm is raised, then track down the family upon whose truck they threw them, meanly interrogating them in the hope of getting them back.

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: Roy Morton, Tacey Robbins, Kirk Duncan
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Dennis Price, Howard Vernon, Paca Gabaldón
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Rowdy biker women get more than they bargained for after joining a commune.

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: Ross Hagen, Kent Taylor, Preston Pierce
Moonchild (1974)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

A young artists spends the night at a mysterious inn, where he meets a group of strange, sullen people, among them the innkeeper's beautiful daughter. What he doesn't know is that he has ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Gadney
Stars: Victor Buono, John Carradine, William Challee
Mama Dracula (1980)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

A female vampire must bathe in the blood of virgins in order to stay alive. The trouble is that virgins are in short supply nowadays, and she is running into major problems in finding one.

Director: Boris Szulzinger
Stars: Louise Fletcher, Maria Schneider, Marc-Henri Wajnberg
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Groton (as Lon Chaney)
...
...
Mike
...
Judith
...
Rico
...
Sgt. Martin
...
Grazbo
...
Strange
Anne Morrell ...
Samantha
William Bonner ...
Biker
...
Dr. Beaumont (as Forest J Ackerman)
Maria Lease ...
Joan
...
Shelly Weiss ...
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Together in One Film - They Meet in a Fight of Fright! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

December 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blood Freaks  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (Telesound)

Color:

(Color by Deluxe)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

J. Carrol Naish and Lon Chaney Jr. filmed their original scenes in March-April 1969; the Dracula-Frankenstein footage was shot over a year later. See more »

Goofs

Fang marks on security guards are substantially smaller than Dracula's. See more »

Quotes

Martin: If you've got a fireplace, burn some wood in it. It'll be a lot better than running loose on the streets.
See more »

Connections

References Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Say the Word
Words and Music by J.D. Lobue
ASCAP
Recorded by Communication Plus
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


20 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?