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Cast

  (in credits order)
Katja Bienert ... Katia
Fata Morgana ... 1ª Gogo girl

Aldo Sambrell ... Pepe Morgan
Silvia Superstar ... Silvia
Billy King ... Billy
Pietro Martellanza ... Falso Dracula (as Peter Martell)
Anxo Bautista ... Dr. Muerte (as Dr. Muerte)
Carlos Fierro ... Cameraman
Rubén Sánchez ... Ayudante
Javier Díez ... Viscontino

Lina Romay ... Camarada Irina
Paul Lapidus ... Martin Fierro
Viktor Seastrom ... Camarada Ivan (as Victor Seastrom)
Alfredo Lopez ... Mozo 1º
Jose Luis Matoso ... Mozo 2º
Carmen Montes ... 2ª Gogo girl
Bela B. ... Bela (as Bela B. Felsenheimer)
R. Robles Rafatal ... Punk 1º
Pedro Olivares ... Punk 2º
Sebastian Caldas ... Punk 3º
Fran Aguilar ... Punk 4º
Sandra Ibarra ... Sele
Exequiel Caldas ... Cavaquinho (as Exe Cohen)
Enrique Sarasola ... Dracula (as Kike Sarasola)

Carsten Frank ... Albinus

Dan van Husen ... Seaward (as Dan van Hussen)
José Roberto Vila ... Inspector (as J.R. Vila)
Godzila ... Godzila
Inka ... Manolita
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bea Millas ... Policeman (uncredited)
Emilio Schargorodsky ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
 
Writing credits
Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as Jess Franco) &
Lina Romay (screenplay) (as Rosa M. Almirall) &
José Roberto Vila (screenplay)

Jesús Franco (story) (as Jess Franco) &
Jacinto Santos (story)

Produced by
Michael Cholewa .... assistant producer
Carsten Frank .... executive producer
Carsten Frank .... producer
Tim Luna .... associate producer (as Heiner Thimm)
Jacinto Santos .... producer (as Jacinto Santos Parra)
 
Original Music by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
 
Cinematography by
Emilio Schargorodsky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Juan Jose Villar 
 
Art Direction by
Exequiel Caldas  (as Exequiel Cohen)
 
Costume Design by
Elena Fernández (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Javier Díez .... makeup artist
Beatriz Galves .... makeup artist
Candela Reyes .... hairdresser
Javier Díez .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bea Millas .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bea Millas .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jacinto Santos .... production director (as Jacinto S. Parras)
Exequiel Caldas .... production manager (uncredited)
Emilio Schargorodsky .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ernesto Ronchel .... second assistant director
José Roberto Vila .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Klaus Thiele .... art assistant
 
Sound Department
Michael Bertels .... sound mixer
Francisco Juan Burguillo .... digital sound assistant (as Curro Burguillo)
Thomas Dietrich .... direct sound assistant
M. Kalinski .... direct sound
John Wood .... digital sound
 
Special Effects by
Joaquin Phre .... special effects (as J. Phre)
 
Visual Effects by
Javier Mosqueda .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Javier Díaz .... lighting assistant
Frank Froeba .... second camera assistant
Matthias Genschel .... machinist
Uwe Jordan .... lighting assistant
Mario Kafer .... spark
Venancio Kantor .... best boy
Stella Maris .... gaffer
Aitor Renduelez .... spark
Emilio Schargorodsky .... lighting director
Emilio Schargorodsky .... still photographer (as E. Schargorodsky)
Viktor Seastrom .... second camera (as Peter Söderström)
Javier Díaz .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eva Beltran .... wardrobe assistant
Anja Gockel .... evening dresses: Silvia Superstar
Vanesa Guzmán .... wardrobe
 
Other crew
Andreas Bonner .... executive producer assistant
Exequiel Caldas .... executive producer assistant (as E. Caldas)
Jesús Franco .... script supervisor (as Rosa M. Almirall)
Fata Morgana .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Viktor Seastrom .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • CTI  cameras and lights (as Centro de Tecnología de la Imagen)
  • CTI  direct sound (as Centro de Tecnología de la Imagen)

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Germany:86 min | USA:90 min (DVD)
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Certification:
Germany:12 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | UK:15 | USA:Unrated (DVD rating)

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Referenced in On the Threshold to Another World (2003) (V)See more »
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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Vampire with an awful childhood, 20 October 2003
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

In a Wild West park in southern Spain, a rock band called KILLER BARBIES is playing a bunch of shows. Many strange characters hang around, including a guy who claims to be Count Dracula. Then, a government official from Transylvania arrives - and in the back of her car is the glass coffin with the real Dracula. He is meant to be become a tourist attraction, but soon is back from the dead after listening to the Killer Barbies' tune `Wake Up'. He gets obsessed with Silvia, the singer of the Killer Barbies. Lots of necks and bites later, the vampire hunter Dr Seward comes into town to fight the evil undead. Unfortunately, Seward is blind and the villagers doubt that he is able to stop Dracula. But if he can't, who else could?

Well, you knew from the title it wouldn't be Shakespeare! But the movie has got a legendary director (Jess Franco) and three excellent veteran actors from the late 60s spaghetti westerns (Aldo Sambrell, Peter Martell and Dan van Husen) who raise the whole undertaking above the level of a normal rock band trash video. I must confess I am not a big fan of the kind of music that the Killer Barbies play. It sounds rather like tame pop than aggressive punk to me, but I still could sit the movie through without being bored for a minute. Silvia's skull bikini helped, too. The best fun moment was when one victim asked the vampire with her last breath: `Why are you such a bastard?', and Dracula replies: `I had an awful childhood!'

Just like in his 70s vampire movies like `Vampyros Lesbos', Franco is not afraid of showing a vampire with a mirror image, or letting him walk in the sunshine. Surprisingly for a Spanish director, his idea of a vampire was hardly influenced by the typical Catholic iconography. Franco's vampires are described as outsiders neither bound by a particular morality code nor weaknesses such as fearing the sign of the cross. This horror comedy works by the same rules as Franco's serious movies here, but unfortunately, the visual style doesn't come anywhere near. Especially towards the end, cheap video effects like the so-called solarisation don't really serve a purpose. The speed of the finale made me aware that the movie also had a couple of pacing problems in the middle, probably because Franco never was a comedian in the first place. Voting more than 5/10 would seem unfair to Franco's masterpieces such as `Virgin Among the Living Dead' therefore - although `Killer Barbys vs Dracula' is quite some fun!

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