Dracula vs. Frankenstein

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(not to be confused with the 1971 Jesus Franco film Dracula Contra Frankenstein)....

For the 1969 Spanish/German/Italian horror film also known as Dracula vs. Frankenstein, see Los Monstruos del Terror.
Dracula vs. Frankenstein
Directed by Al Adamson
Produced by Al Adamson
Mardi Rustam
Mohammed Rustam
Samuel M. Sherman
John Van Horne
Written by William Pugsley
Samuel M. Sherman
Starring J. Carrol Naish
Lon Chaney, Jr.
Anthony Eisley
Regina Carrol
Greydon Clark
Music by William Lava
Cinematography Paul Glickman
Gary Graver
Edited by Irwin Cadden
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release dates
  • December 1971 (1971-12)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Dracula vs. Frankenstein is a 1971 United States horror film directed by Al Adamson.


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.



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).[1] 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.[2]

There were two other films called Dracula vs Frankenstein that were made almost simultaneously with the Adamson film. In 1969, Spanish horror film icon Paul Naschy starred in Los Monstruos del Terror]] which was later released on VHS as Dracula vs Frankenstein. Meanwhile in 1971, famed Spanish schlock film director Jesus Franco turned out his Dracula vs Frankenstein, apparently unaware that Al Adamson was already using that title.



The film was met with negative reception from critics.[citation needed]


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