Dracula Contra Frankenstein (1970)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Horror, Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - France, Spain  |  
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In this comedic horror film from cult director Jesus Franco, Jonathan Seward (Alberto Dalbes) tracks the evil vampire Count Dracula (Howard Vernon) to his castle and kills him with a stake through the heart. The nightmare has hardly begun, however, as the mad Dr. Frankenstein (Dennis Price) revives the vampire using the blood of a nightclub singer (Josiane Gibert). The pair then join forces, along with Frankenstein's monster (Fernando Bilbao) and a mutant assistant named Morpho (Luis Barboo), in an attempt to create a vampire army to rule the world. This parody manages to deconstruct traditional legend without saying anything remotely interesting or clever, and the special-effects are strictly of the bargain-basement variety. Paca Gabaldon (appearing as "Mary Francis"), Britt Nichols, and Anne Libert co-star. Franco returned to the Frankenstein theme the following year with La Maldicion de Frankenstein.

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Dracula, Frankenstein, bat [animal], mad-scientist