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Assignment Terror (1970)

Los monstruos del terror (original title)
Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer Earth by preying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists back to life, they use their knowledge to re-animate various monsters, ... See full summary »

Directors:

Tulio Demicheli (as Tulio Demichelli), Hugo Fregonese (uncredited) | 2 more credits »

Writer:

Paul Naschy (story and screenplay) (as Jacinto Molina Alvarez)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Rennie ... Dr. Odo Warnoff
Karin Dor ... Maleva Kerstein
Craig Hill ... Inspector Tobermann
Patty Shepard ... Ilsa (as Patty Sheppard)
Ángel del Pozo ... Dr. Kerian (as Angel del Pozo)
Paul Naschy ... Waldemar Daninsky (as Paul Naschi)
Manuel de Blas ... Count Janos de Mialhoff
Peter Damon Peter Damon
Ferdinando Murolo Ferdinando Murolo ... El monstruo de Farancksalan / Frankenstein Monster
Diana Sorel Diana Sorel
Gene Reyes Gene Reyes ... Tao-Tet (The Mummy)
Luciano Tacconi Luciano Tacconi
Ella Gessler Ella Gessler
Paul Cross ... Dr. Don Uno
Helga Geissler Helga Geissler ... (as Ella Gessler)
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Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer Earth by preying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists back to life, they use their knowledge to re-animate various monsters, including the werewolf Waldemar Daninsky, Frankenstein's monster, the mummy Tao-Tet, and the vampire Count de Meirhoff. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Spain | West Germany | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 February 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Assignment Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

US distributor Samuel M.Sherman chose "La Marca del Hombre Lobo" for his pre-booked 'Frankenstein' title, passing on the opportunity to showcase this film, which actually features a 'Frankenstein' monster. He also believed that this film's European distributor ripped off his Al Adamson title "Dracula vs. Frankenstein." See more »

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Followed by The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971) See more »

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Do Too Many Monsters Spoil the Stew?
20 August 2006 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Start with aliens coming to Earth to find the Earth's monsters and use them against humankind. These aliens are nothing more than humans "acting" like they are aliens and looking just like anyone else. Total special effects cost: $0.00 Add a Dracula - found at a carnival no less - just waiting to be brought back to life. He has a cape and fangs but no acting talent. Total special effects cost: $50.00(maybe) Put in a wolf-man - not just any wolf-man but Waldemar Danisky no less - he too just waiting around for someone to find a way to bring him back to life while he reposes in a church. This monster comes off the best because Paul Naschy plays him once again and the hairy makeup is pretty decent overall. Total special effect cost: $500(not counting Naschy's salary of course). Next, stir in the cheesiest Frankenstein's Monster out there - who looks like a hefty Ricardo Montalban in makeup. He has a square box head and looks decidedly unconvincing lumbering around. Total special effects cost: $100 Just for added flavor, put in an anorexic, slower-than-slow mummy. The mummy does a lot of eye rolling though. Total cost for bandages: $10. Having aliens, a vampire, a lycanthrope, a mummified monster, and a powerful creature made from the dead all in one film - NOT PRICELESS! This film is bad but enjoyable none the less for it is entertaining to see and hear the ineptitude that abounds. The film is based in a house rented by "aliens" who are gathering all the monsters and prodding them until they can discover the secrets within them and unleash these secrets on mankind so they can take over the planet. Where have I heard something along these lines before? Oh, that's right in dozens of movies predating this one. The film is a Spanish production and part of Paul Naschy's Waldemar Danisky cycle. Naschy is competent and one of the better parts of the film, but the other monsters look so ludicrous and are used so laboriously that none come off as really anything more than poor foreign knockoffs(which of course they are). Veteran British actor Michael Rennie, in his last "major" film before succumbing to emphysema, is unquestionably the best thing in this whole mess. While giving the film some class, Rennie sounds just too absurd with the witless dialog he has to utter. Helping him along are the beautiful Karin Dor, Helga Geissler, and Patty Sheperd - all looking quite appealing but lacking any real talent. Special effects are atrocious and the ending has to be seen to be believed. My favorite scene in the whole film is the one in the crypts of the house/laboratory where Danisky fight off the monsters one by one. He battling the mummy is a real hoot! The set designs; however, are fairly authentic, and the film would have been so much better with a more cohesive plot and some more realistic monsters. The film is fun though and should provide many unintentional laughs.


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