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Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein (1972)

Drácula contra Frankenstein (original title)
Dracula kills another innocent victim and Dr. Seward decides it's time to wipe him off the face of the earth. Armed with a hammer and a wooden stake, he arrives at Castle Dracula and duly ... See full summary »

Director:

Jesús Franco

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Paul D'Ales, Jesús Franco (foreword) (as David H. Klunne) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis Price ... Doctor Frankenstein
Howard Vernon ... Drácula
Paca Gabaldón ... María (as Mary Francis)
Alberto Dalbés ... Doctor Jonathan Seward (as Alberto Dalbes)
Carmen Yazalde ... Chica vampira (as Britt Nichols)
Geneviève Robert Geneviève Robert ... Amira - la gitana (as Genevieve Deloir)
Anne Libert Anne Libert ... Primera víctima de Drácula
Luis Barboo ... Morpho (as Luis Bar Boo)
Brandy Brandy ... El Hombre Lobo
Fernando Bilbao Fernando Bilbao ... El Monstruo
Josyane Gibert Josyane Gibert ... Estela - la cantante de cabaret (as Josiane Gibert)
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Storyline

Dracula kills another innocent victim and Dr. Seward decides it's time to wipe him off the face of the earth. Armed with a hammer and a wooden stake, he arrives at Castle Dracula and duly dispatches the vampire Count. Next day, however, Dr. Frankenstein arrives with his assistant, Morpho, and a large crate containing the monster. Using the blood of a pub singer who has been abducted by his creation, the doctor brings Dracula back to life and uses him for his own ends. The Count and a female vampire continue to terrorise the town, so Dr Seward once again sets out for Castle Dracula. Unfortunately, he is attacked by the Frankenstein monster and left for dead. Amira, a gypsy, rescues him and summons up a werewolf to do battle with the forces of evil... Written by A Franco fan

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They have awakened... and they are the sound of terror!

Genres:

Horror

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 October 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dracula: Prisoner of Frankenstein See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,634
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The filming location on Dr. Seward's house/sanatorium is the "Condes de Castro Guimarães Museum" in Cascais which was later used for filming a vampire soap opera called Lua Vermelha. See more »

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Followed by The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (1973) See more »

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The nail in the coffin for Franco
3 October 2009 | by udar55See all my reviews

Dr. Frankenstein (Dennis Price) arrives at his new abode only to find the dead bat body of Dracula (Howard Vernon) in his basement. With the help of his Frankenstein monster, the doc has a local burlesque dancer kidnapped and uses her blood to revive ol' Drac. He repeats this process in order to create an army of bloodsuckers that he controls telepathically. Of course, this doesn't sit well with Dr. Seward (Alberto Dalbes), who thought he got rid of Dracula in the first reel. With the help of some gypsies and The Wolfman (!), he decides to storm the castle and take care of business.

Well, I think this one put the nail in the coffin for my recent Franco mini-festival. As my friend described it, this is the "best" of his "worst." To the film's credit, it is well shot in places and has some nice locations. But nothing can prepare you for the level of cheapness on display like Frankenstein's monster having drawn on stitches. Vernon is a hoot as Count Dracula, with a constant snarl on his face to make sure to expose his teeth. He ends up looking like Dracula who smelled something funny. Franco apparently didn't bother with much of a script either as I think maybe there are 20 spoken lines in the film. Although the thing runs only 80 minutes, it seems to go on for days.


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