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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. Felsenheimer ... Bela
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)
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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 
 
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
 
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)
 

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  • 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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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
An interesting cast, but otherwise strictly amateur hour for Jess Franco, 12 May 2009
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

It's ironic a director like Jess Franco who has been making films for more than forty years now has been reduced to the kind of ultra-low-budget, shot-on-video projects like this usually associated with first-time amateurs. It's also ironic that the guy that once helmed what was supposed to be the definitive version of Bram Stokers "Dracula" with Christopher Lee (although many of Lee's Hammer Dracula movies were vastly superior to Franco's 1969 version) would make something like this that is laughably bad even for a spoof.

For no apparent reason, a woman (Lina Romay) has brought Dracula's coffin to a Spanish western theme park where the Killer Barbys (a punk band that kind of resembles an Iberian version of The Cramps) are performing. "Dracula" awakens and puts the bite on the park's fake Dracula and a pesky reporter (Katja Beinert) before becoming infatuated with the Barby's lead singer, Sylvia Superstar (can't really blame him there). This is actually a better vehicle for the Barbys than their first collaboration with Franco. They get to play a lot more of their music, which may not be to everyone's taste, but is FAR better than their acting. And Sylvia Superstar certainly adds a lot of sex appeal with her husky Spanish accent and her ridiculously skimpy wardrobe. This is good because otherwise there is a real lack of anything resembling sex or nudity --and a Franco film without sex and nudity is like a tall glass of water without the water.

Lina Romay, Franco's wife and long-time collaborator, actually keeps her clothes on for a change, which is probably for the best as she was pushing fifty here. It's interesting to see Katja Beinert, who was kind of the German version of Traci Lords in the early 80's, except that instead of appearing in actually pornography, she only appeared in several sleazy Franco "nudie" movies and a couple German "schoolgirl report" films. Like Traci Lords, Beinert apparently STOPPED doing nude scenes when she turned 18, but the bigger problem in this movie perhaps is her ridiculous reporter character who interviews everybody (the fake Dracula, the real Dracula, etc) EXCEPT the Killer Barbys. This might be because her scenes seem to have been shot almost completely separately from everybody else's. The same is true of the great Spaghetti western character actor Aldo Sambrelli who is totally wasted here as an elderly suitor of Silvia Superstar (trust me, she would probably kill the old guy in thirty seconds if he actually got her into bed).

This movie definitely has an interesting cast, but otherwise it is strictly amateur hour for Franco.

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