Dracula vs. Frankenstein

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For the 1969 Spanish/German/Italian horror film also known as Dracula vs. Frankenstein, see Los Monstruos del Terror.

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

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. It was theatrically released as Blood of Frankenstein in the UK, and was retitled Revenge of Dracula on early VHS releases.


A mad scientist (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 Groton (Lon Chaney, Jr.). Dracula (played by Roger Engel under the pseudonym "Zandor Vorkov") comes to the scientist promising 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 (in his confrontation scene with Dracula, he appears noticeably older).[1] Director Adamson's wife, Regina Carrol, appears in the film as one of the people who discover the two title monsters. The film was released on DVD by Troma Entertainment.[2]

Two other films titled Dracula vs Frankenstein were made around the same time as Adamson's 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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