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Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.

Directors:

Al Adamson, Samuel M. Sherman (uncredited)

Writers:

William Pugsley (story), Samuel M. Sherman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J. Carrol Naish ... Dr. Frankenstein
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Groton (as Lon Chaney)
Zandor Vorkov ... Count Dracula
Anthony Eisley ... Mike
Regina Carrol ... Judith
Russ Tamblyn ... Rico
Jim Davis ... Sgt. Martin
Angelo Rossitto ... Grazbo
Greydon Clark ... Strange
Ann Morell Ann Morell ... Samantha (as Anne Morrell)
William Bonner William Bonner ... Biker
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Dr. Beaumont (as Forest J Ackerman)
Maria Lease Maria Lease ... Joan
John Bloom ... The Monster
Shelly Weiss Shelly Weiss ... The Creature
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Storyline

Judith Fontaine (Regina Carrol) is looking for her sister Joanie, who has disappeared into the hippie community of Venice, California. It turns out Joanie has become the victim of Groton (Lon Chaney Jr.), an axe-wielding homicidal maniac working for Dr. Durray (J. Carrol Naish), who is really the last of the Frankensteins and is now running a house of horrors by the beach and is performing experiments on Gorton's victims. One night Count Dracula (Zandor Vorkov) visits the doctor, showing him the original Frankenstein creation that was buried in a nearby graveyard. The doctor revives it and uses it to take revenge on his professional rivals. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Freaks See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Telesound)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It was originally intended to have Dracula turn Frankenstein's Monster into a bloodthirsty vampire, so the Monster could better serve the Count's purpose. The idea was dropped, however, when the fangs kept falling out of actor John Bloom's mouth, which he couldn't keep in due to his heavy makeup. See more »

Goofs

J. Carrol Naish's character first refers to Lon Chaney Jr.'s character as "Grodin," although his name is actually "Groton." Thereafter, Naish gets it right. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Frankenstein: They have seen all the illusions in my creature emporium, but they have yet to face the greatest illusion: the illusion of reality.
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Crazy Credits

For his bit part, Forrest J. Ackerman's first name is listed in the credits as "Forest." See more »

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I Travel Light
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This movie is awful, but...
19 October 2001 | by scot306306See all my reviews

This movie is awful, but it's SUPPOSED to be! Without wonderful cheesyness like this life (and movies) would be a far duller experience. Naish and Chaney, obviously short of cash but always the professionals, give this movie the class Adamson knew it would. That's why he hired them. Chaney's character is sort of "Lenny with an axe", right down to the puppy dog he carries around, and Naish couldn't give a bad performance if he were unconscious. This is a wonderful movie for lovers of the "so bad it's good" school.


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