Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician (Sir Ringo Starr) at a monster's convention, Count Downe (Harry Nilsson), the son of Count Dracula, falls in love with the beautiful, but human, Amber (Suzanna Leigh) and finds himself in conflict with Baron Frankenstein (Freddie Jones), who is vying for the same honorary title.
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Filming was completed by November 1972, but this movie had to wait a year and a half for release. Soon after completion, Sir Ringo Starr called in Graham Chapman of Monty Python who was writing with Douglas Adams at the time, and had been working on a proposed (but eventually unfilmed) television special for Ringo. Along with Chapman's other regular collaborator, Bernard McKenna, they were asked to write a whole new script to be dubbed over the movie's lackluster dialogue, and they recorded an alternative, Pythonesque soundtrack, but the whole idea was then shelved. Later, attempts were made to market the movie, but as Starr later said, "No one would take it." See more
After "The End" appears onscreen to announce the end of the movie, it's followed by "or is it?" See more
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