Dracula vs. Frankenstein
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Two initial point of observation:
(A) The dork playing Dracula was the worst Dracula EVER. The Count from Sesame Street makes a more credible vampire, or maybe T.J. Hooker, Matt Houston, Mary Tyler Moore, or even the shark from Jaws. This Dracula eerily resembles King Diamond. I kept waiting for him to tear off with a verse from Abigail or Them. This version of Dracula is portrayed somewhat like a talking mime, complete with three inches of white grease paint, lipstick, and large raccoon-like black patches around the eyes. Additionally, Dracula is the only character in the movie with a built-in echo.
(B) Wow! Frankenstein's Monster resembles Frankenstein's Baked Potato. His face is a bloated, rotten, clenched mess in which features are only minimally identifiable. The Monster is atypically distinguished by the extra-small jacket, heavy shoulder pads, and block-mounted elevator shoes. The Monster's method of attack: Snarling and bellowing, the monster shoves and slaps his victims to death. There is no escape. You will die screaming, your eyeballs pummeled from their sockets.
The plot of this movie, such as it is, involves King Diamond, I mean Dracula, seeking out the modern day descendant of the original Frankenstein. Dracula is interested in having the modern day Frankenstein ply his mad scientist wares on Dracula's behalf. And apparently, for no other reason than to serve the movie title, Dracula wants to exhume the immortal remains of the Monster; fortunately, and conveniently, the Monsters just happens to be buried a stretch down the road in the local graveyard.Read more ›
Adamson didn't have much money when he made this film (obviously) so his strategy was simple: get one star and the remainder of the cast could be relatives, friends, street people, etc. In this case, poor Lon Chaney gets the nod to play the extremely cliche mute (and dumb) lab assistant to J. Carrol Naish, a wheelchair bound, garden variety mad scientist, who severs people's heads off and tried to bring them back to life. He is befriended by the worst Dracula EVER (Zandor Vorkhov), who I think looks like Frank Zappa on uppers. Dracula just happens to have a business proposition for Naish involving bringing Frankenstein's Monster back from the dead because he just happens to have part of the original monster lying around his house. Of course they do this with wires and electricity, and what emerges is a monster truly worthy of this Dracula, in other words, laughable. He appears to be the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man with extremely bad acne, whose only real power is walking like Jimmy Cagney.
Into the mix come a few meddling kids, one of whom is on a search for her little sister (actually a prisoner of Naish) and a guy she brings along, who has the ugliest pants I have ever seen in my entire life.Read more ›
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My Rating is NOT for the Film itself which is Very Enjoyable. I just wanted to Warn my fellow Buyers to Stay Away from anything released by ''ArtiFlix''. Read morePublished 24 months ago by OLDSCHOOL HERO
I saw this move orig when I was 7 years old on an inde channel..Seeing it many years later kind of ruined it for me..I thought the sci-fi voice over on Dracula was pretty funny. Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by A. Kellman
This movie has a place in my heart from when I was a young boy staying up watching Chiller Theater on Friday nights. Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Kevin Feehan
Yes, here it is! One of the most fun, silliest Monster Match-ups EVER! It's "Scooby-Doo Meets Psychodelic Dracula and Frankenstein"! Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by Prince Everlove
I saw Dracula vs. Frankenstein when I was a kid on Creature Double Feature which aired on chan 56 in Boston. Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by Howard fan68
Dracula vs. Frankenstein. Hmmm. I don't know for sure, but I would guess that somewhere in the history of cinema there must have been at LEAST one other film that pitted these two... Read morePublished on May 29, 2011 by The Voice of Reason
Well, I knew going into this mess, I wouldn't be getting much out of it. At the very least a few hearty laughs, but nothing could prepare me for what I was about to see. Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by ! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b
"Dracula vs. Frankenstein" (1971) is straight from the gutter. You may want to take a shower after watching this Z-grade nightmare. It's painful to see Lon Chaney Jr. and J. Read morePublished on April 5, 2010 by Scott T. Rivers
"Dracula vs. Frankenstein" is a one of a kind monstrosity that only the legendary Al Adamson could make. Read morePublished on June 30, 2009 by Robert I. Hedges