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Cast

  (in credits order)
Katja Bienert ... Katia
Fata Morgana ... 1ª Gogo girl
Enrique Sarasola ... Count Dracula (as Kike Sarasola)

Dan van Husen ... Dr. Seward

Aldo Sambrell ... Pepe Morgan (as Aldo Sanbrell)
Silvia Superstar ... Silvia
Bela B. Felsenheimer ... Bela Blasko Lugosi
Billy King ... Billy
Pietro Martellanza ... False Dracula (as Peter Martell)

Carsten Frank ... Albinus

Lina Romay ... Camarada Irina
Paul Lapidus ... Martin Fierro
Viktor Seastrom ... Ivan Ivanovich
Javier Díez ... Viscontino
Carmen Montes ... 2ª Gogo girl
José Roberto Vila ... Inspector
Exequiel Caldas ... Man with Guitar (as Exe Cohen)
Carlos Fierro ... Cameraman
Rubén Sánchez ... Assistant
Fran Aguilar ... Punk 4º
Alfredo Lopez ... Young Man 1
Sandra Ibarra ... Sele
Jose Luis Matoso ... Young Man 2
R. Robles Rafatal ... Punk 1
Pedro Olivares ... Punk 2
Sebastian Caldas ... Punk 3
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
Tim Luna .... associate producer (as Heiner Thimm)
Jacinto Santos .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Emilio Schargorodsky 
 
Film Editing by
Juan Jose Villar 
 
Art Direction by
Exequiel Caldas  (as Ezequiel Cohen)
 
Costume Design by
Elena Fernández 
 
Makeup Department
Javier Díez .... hair stylist
Javier Díez .... makeup artist
Bea Millas .... hair stylist
Bea Millas .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Exequiel Caldas .... production manager (as Ezequiel Cohen)
Emilio Schargorodsky .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ernesto Ronchel .... second assistant director
José Roberto Vila .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Francisco Juan Burguillo .... digital sound assistant (as Curro Burguillo)
 
Visual Effects by
Javier Mosqueda .... telecine colorist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Javier Díaz .... lighting assistant
Matthias Genschel .... machinist
Mario Kafer .... 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
Anja Gockel .... evening dresses: Silvia
 
Other crew
Fata Morgana .... dog trainer
Viktor Seastrom .... production assistant (as Peter Söderström)
 

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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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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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