Billy the Kid Versus Dracula

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Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam Beaudine
Produced byCarroll Case
Written byStory:
  Carl K. Hittleman
  Carl K. Hittleman
StarringJohn Carradine
Chuck Courtney
Music byRaoul Kraushaar
CinematographyLothrop B. Worth
Edited byRoy V. Livingston
Distributed byEmbassy Pictures
Release date
  • April 14, 1966 (1966-04-14)
Running time
73 min.
CountryUnited States

Billy the Kid Versus Dracula is a 1966 American low-budget horror-Western film directed by William Beaudine. It was released theatrically as part of a double feature along with Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter. Both films were shot in eight days at Corriganville Movie Ranch and at Paramount Studios in mid-1965; both were the final feature films of director William Beaudine.[1] The film revolves around Billy the Kid (played by stuntman Chuck Courtney)[2] trying to save his fiancée from Dracula (John Carradine) (though the name "Dracula" is never mentioned in this film). The films were produced by television producer Carroll Case for Joseph E. Levine.


The film centers on Dracula's plot to convert Billy the Kid's fiancée, Betty Bentley, into his vampire bride. Dracula impersonates Bentley's deceased uncle, calling himself "Mr. Underhill", and schemes to make her his vampire bride. A German immigrant couple come to work for her and warn Bentley that her "uncle" is a vampire. While Bentley does not believe them, their concerns confirm Billy's suspicions that something is not quite right with Betty's uncle.

Eventually, the Count kidnaps Betty and takes her to an abandoned silver mine. Billy confronts the Count but soon finds that bullets are no match for a vampire. The Count subdues the notorious outlaw and sets out to transform Betty into his vampire mate. Just then, the town sheriff and a country doctor arrive. The doctor hands Billy a silver scalpel telling him he must drive it through the vampire's heart. Billy throws his gun at the vampire and knocks him senseless, making him easy pickings for a staking. With the Count destroyed, Betty is saved and Billy takes her away, presumably to live happily ever after.


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  1. ^ pp. 280-281 Marshall, Wendy L.. William Beaudine: From Silents to Television, Scarecrow Press, 1 Jan 2005
  2. ^ Magers, Donna. "Chuck Courtney - Western Stuntmen by Neil Summers".

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