Dracula vs. Frankenstein
|Dracula vs. Frankenstein|
|Directed by||Al Adamson|
|Produced by||Al Adamson
Samuel M. Sherman
John Van Horne
|Written by||William Pugsley
Samuel M. Sherman
|Starring||J. Carrol Naish
Lon Chaney, Jr.
|Music by||William Lava|
|Edited by||Irwin Cadden|
|Distributed by||Troma Entertainment|
|Release dates||December, 1971|
|Running time||90 minutes|
A mad scientist (played by J. Carrol Naish) descended from the original Dr. Frankenstein takes to murdering young women for experimentation in hopes of reviving his ancestor's creation, with help from his mute assistant (played by Lon Chaney, Jr.). Things start to heat up when Dracula (played by Zandor Vorkov) arrives and promises to revive Frankenstein's monster in return for a serum which will grant him immortality.
- Lon Chaney, Jr. as Groton (the mute assistant).
- J. Carrol Naish as Dr. Frankenstein.
- Zandor Vorkov (Roger Engel) as Count Dracula.
- John Bloom as Frankenstein's monster.
- Jim Davis as Sheriff Brown
- Regina Carrol
- Russ Tamblyn
- Forrest J Ackerman has a small role in the film as 'Dr. Beaumont'.
- Gary Graver, the future cinematographer for Orson Welles, is an extra in the film.
- William J. Schell, later an actor, was an uncredited P.A. on this film.
This was Lon Chaney, Jr.'s final horror film role and J. Carrol Naish's last film. Chaney filmed his part in mid-1969 when the film was titled Blood Seekers; Naish filmed additional footage in 1970 when Dracula and the Frankenstein Monster were added to the story (and in his confrontation scene with Dracula, he appears noticeably older). Regina Carrol appears in the film as one of the people who discover the two title monsters; in reality, she was married to director Adamson. The film was released on DVD by Troma Entertainment.
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