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Release Date:
December 1971 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A guilty pleasure if there ever was one See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
J. Carrol Naish ... Dr. Frankenstein, aka Dr. Duryea

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Groton (as Lon Chaney)
Anthony Eisley ... Mike Howard
Regina Carrol ... Judith Fontaine
Greydon Clark ... Strange
Angelo Rossitto ... Grazbo
Anne Morrell ... Samantha
William Bonner ... Biker

Russ Tamblyn ... Rico

Jim Davis ... Police Sgt. Martin
Zandor Vorkov ... Count Dracula
John Bloom ... Frankenstein's Monster
Shelly Weiss ... The Creature
Forrest J Ackerman ... Dr. Beaumont (as Forest J Ackerman)
Maria Lease ... Joan
Bruce Kimball ... Biker
Albert Cole ... Cop Killed by Creature

Gary Kent ... Bob, Beach Boy
Connie Nelson ... Laura - Beach Girl
Irv Saunders ... Policeman
Lu Dorn
Sean Graver
Barney Gelfan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Al Adamson ... Man in Audience / Man Zapped by Dracula (uncredited)
Gary Graver ... Man on Beach (uncredited)
Samuel M. Sherman ... Man in car killed by monster (uncredited)

R. Michael Stringer ... Scarred Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Al Adamson 
 
Writing credits
William Pugsley (story and screenplay) &
Samuel M. Sherman (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Al Adamson .... producer
Mardi Rustam .... executive producer
Mohammed Rustam .... associate producer
John Van Horne .... producer (as John Van Horn)
Samuel M. Sherman .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
William Lava 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Glickman (director of photography)
Gary Graver (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Irwin Cadden 
 
Art Direction by
Ray Markham 
 
Makeup Department
Gary Kent .... special makeup artist
Sheldon Lee .... makeup artist
Gretchen Moon .... hair stylist
Tony Tierney .... special makeup
George Barr .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Gloria Betrue .... production manager
Dan Q. Kennis .... in charge of production
Samuel M. Sherman .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Kent .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Charles Hutchison .... props (as Charles Hutchinson)
 
Sound Department
Bob Dietz .... production sound (as Robert Dietz)
Dale Skillicorn .... production sound
Aaron Nathanson .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ken Strickfaden .... electronic special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Bob Le Bar .... special visual effects (as Bob LeBar)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hedy Dietz .... still photographer
R. Michael Stringer .... assistant camera (as Mike Stringer)
Rod Bristow .... special photography (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gretchen Moon .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Jerry Cohen .... production editor
 
Music Department
William Lava .... conductor
 
Other crew
Forrest J Ackerman .... technical advisor (as Forest J. Ackerman)
Victor Adamson .... special consultant (as Denver Dixon)
John Babcock .... assistant to producer
Bob Le Bar .... title designer (as Bob LeBar)
Sandy Portelli .... script supervisor
Ren Patterson .... production effects (uncredited)
Linda Sherman .... effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Revenge of Dracula" - USA (reissue title)
"They're Coming to Get You" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:GP | West Germany:16
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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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[Referring to some hippies on the beach]
Martin:It seems that living near the water brings out the best and worst in us.
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24 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A guilty pleasure if there ever was one, 18 May 2000
Author: Casey-52 from DVD Drive-In

I don't care what anyone says, Al Adamson's "Dracula vs. Frankenstein" is loads of fun to watch and is very entertaining! Adamson is one of those directors that you either love or hate and I happen to love him!

"Dracula vs. Frankenstein" is a throwback to the Universal age of horror films, with some biker movie/musical/drug movie ingredients thrown in. J. Carrol Naish and Lon Chaney, Jr. are the classic actors thrown in as a tribute to the golden days of horror. Chaney isn't half-bad as murderous Grotto, given that he's a mute the entire movie, but Naish as Dr. Duray/Dr. Frankenstein is inexcusably wooden. This would be the last role for both of them. Adamson regulars Russ Tamblyn, Regina Carrol, Greydon Clark, and Gary Kent are along for the ride as well! Tamblyn is not used very much, but does strike a presence as Rico, a mean biker who attempts to rape a girl on the boardwalk! I love Regina Carrol dearly and she is fabulous in what could be her best role (that I've seen) as Judith Fontaine, a Vegas showgirl (who sings a great song!) who travels to Venice, California to find her missing sister. Anthony Eisley is her love interest, an aging hipster who is anything BUT hip (check out his tooth necklace!). Clark is Weird, a hippie who spends his time going to protests and venturing into Dr. Duray's Creature Emporium with his girlfriend Samantha. Gary Kent is seen briefly as the boyfriend who gets axed by Grotto on the beach! Now for the monsters: Dracula is played by Zandor Vorkov, an accountant with a white-boy afro, and Frankenstein is played by B-movie big boy John Bloom, whose makeup is...original, to say the least.

The plot is sort of weak, the acting is a bit above average, the scares minimal, if not invisible, and production values are cheap. Lots of people say that this movie should have played on MST3K. But who says this movie can't be entertaining? In my opinion, a bad movie is one that can't entertain you in any possible way (see my review of "Demented"!). "Dracula vs. Frankenstein" is striking in its ineptitude and unforgettable in its cheap presentation.

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