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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

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:

Dracula vs. Frankenstein See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$165,774
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

An English language one-sheet exists for this film, bearing the title Assignment Terror, but AIP only distributed the film in the U.S. It was later shown on American TV in the '70s & early 80's as Assignment Terror, and was later released on VHS as Dracula vs Frankenstein which was the UK title, which is not to be confused with Al Adamson's infamous film of the same name produced 2 years afterwards. See more »

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Followed by Dr. Jekyll vs. The Werewolf (1972) See more »

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Their passion we believed their weakness is what makes them really strong.

One has to question the basic premise of the film: creating monsters to destroy Earth so the aliens can take over. Why not just create a bunch of zombies to do the job faster?

This low budget science fiction/horror film is significant for two reasons.

It is the third in the Waldemar Daninsky/Werewolf series, and the only one were the Count plays a supporting role. It stars Paul Naschy as the Count, and he also wrote the story. Patty Shepard, who plays Ilsa in the film, also starred with Naschy in two other Daninsky features. An American who moved to Spain to star in over 50 Spanish films, she died this year.

It is the last film of Michael Rennie, who played Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still (The 1951 original).

I don't know where the title Frankenstein vs. Dracula comes from, as Frankenstein was busy killing the Count over and over, even when he was in bed with one of Dr. Warnoff's (Rennie) assistant. At the end, Frankenstein takes on the Count after he transforms into the Wolfman. Place your bets as to the outcome.

Inspector Toberman (Craig Hill) seems to know all the tricks against the monsters in his mission to save Ilsa.


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