Frankenstein, Vampire & Co. (1961)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Creature Film, Horror Comedy  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Cavett Binion

A thoroughly unfunny Mexican parody of Universal's monster series, Frankenstein, el Vampiro y Compania blatantly plagiarizes the premise and characters of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein for no apparent reason. Manuel "Loco" Valdes (perfectly awful in the Bud Abbott role) and Jose Jasso (as Loco Valdes's mentally-challenged sidekick) play a pair of bumbling delivery boys transporting the remains of Frankenstein's monster to the castle residence of a vampire, who intends to enlist the aid of a scientist (Nora Veryan) in transplanting the sidekick's brain into the creature. One has to wonder why the filmmakers didn't simply make a dubbed version of the original; at least Bud and Lou's physical antics would have remained intact.




Frankenstein, vampire, werewolf, monster, rip-off