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Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

GP | | Horror, Sci-Fi | December 1971 (USA)
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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Taglines:

Sensational sequel to 'The Curse of Frankenstein', which is smashing records throughout the world. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Telesound)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The music heard during the climax is recycled from the score from Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). See more »

Goofs

When Judith is tied to a railing, the ropes are so loose that she could've easily escaped. See more »

Quotes

Dracula: I am known as the Count of Darkness, the Lord of the Manor of Corpathia.
[sic]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

According to Sam Sherman, the TV version removed the brief topless nudity of the girl on the operating table. It also removed a sign saying "Society Sucks". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Producing Schlock: The Career of Al Adamson (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Here and Now
Words and Music by J.D. Lobue
ASCAP
Recorded by Communication Plus
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Camp classic! So bad it's good!
16 July 1999 | by tron-12See all my reviews

Dracula wears those plastic vampire teeth throughout this awful film that goes nowhere. There's an angry scientist who runs a carnival spook house (he's really Dr. F), the creature known as Grodin played by Lon Chaney Jr., and sci-fi guru Forrest J. Ackerman makes a cameo as a rival scientist who discredited Dr. Frankenstein! There's hippies and bad acting and a midget! (the same guy who played Master-blaster in Mad Max 3) This film has it all!

In one scene, Dracula (played cunningly by Zandor) appears suddenly in the car of the rival scientist. The man notices that a vampire is in his car and exclaims, in un-enthused B-movie fashion, "Who are you?" Drac responds, "I have been known as the prince of darkness- turn left here." Incredible how bad they can make 'em. See it soon if you love bad movies.


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