Dracula Vs. Frankenstein (1971)
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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.
It's a real monster mash when they clash!
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Title: Dracula Vs. Frankenstein
Release Date: , 1971
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 2.5
Buried.com Rating: 3.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: GP
J. Carrol Naish ...Dr. Frankenstein, aka Dr. Duryea
Lon Chaney Jr. ...Groton (as Lon Chaney)
Anthony Eisley ...Mike Howard
Regina Carrol ...Judith Fontaine
Russ Tamblyn ...Rico
Jim Davis ...Police Sgt. Martin
Zandor Vorkov ...Count Dracula
John Bloom ...Frankenstein's Monster
Shelly Weiss ...The Creature
Greydon Clark ...Strange
Angelo Rossitto ...Grazbo
Anne Morrell ...Samantha
William Bonner ...Biker
Forrest J Ackerman ...Dr. Beaumont (as Forest J Ackerman)
Maria Lease ...Jodie
Bruce Kimball ...Biker
Albert Cole ...Cop Killed by Creature
Gary Kent ...Bob, Beach Boy
Connie Nelson ...Laura - Beach Girl
Irv Saunders ...Policeman
Lu Dorn ...
Sean Graver ...
Barney Gelfan ...
Al Adamson ...Man in Audience
Gary Graver ...Man on Beach
R. Michael Stringer ...Scarred Waiter
Samuel M. Sherman
John Van Horne
Samuel M. Sherman
"Here and Now"
"Say the Word"
More Movie Taglines:
- It's a real monster mash when they clash!
- Yesterday they were cold and dead. Today they're hot and bothered!
- Sensational sequel to 'The Curse of Frankenstein', which is smashing records throughout the world.
- [Referring to some hippies on the beach] Martin: It seems that living near the water brings out the best and worst in us.
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.
Dracula: I am known as the Count of Darkness, the Lord of the Manor of Corpathia. [sic]
Grazbo: You see! You must open your eyes to see things! There's more to come!
Martin: If you've got a fireplace, burn some wood in it. It'll be a lot better than running loose on the streets.
- Final film appearances of J. Carrol Naish and Lon Chaney Jr..
Originally planned as a sequel to Satan's Sadists (1969), with Russ Tamblyn and other "bikers" reprising their parts from that film. However, not long after filming began, it was decided to turn it into a horror film instead of a biker picture and much of the footage with Tamblyn and other actors from the first film was cut out. They were unable to cut them completely out of the movie, though, which is why Tamblyn and his biker gang seem to be wandering in and out of the film, with no connection to the story line and with not much to do.
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.
Much of the electrical lab equipment in Duryea's lab are props originally used in Frankenstein (1931). Ken Strickfaden, who had designed all the electrical gadgetry in that film, supplied the equipment.
In his scene confronting Count Dracula, J. Carrol Naish looks noticeably older than he does elsewhere in the film. This is due to the time that had elapsed between the bulk of his scenes, when it was intended as a different film entirely, and the Dracula/Frankenstein scenes that were grafted on later.
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