Fracchia contro Dracula

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Fracchia contro Dracula
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Directed byNeri Parenti
Written byPaolo Villaggio, Neri Parenti, Franco Marotta, Laura Toscano
StarringPaolo Villaggio Gigi Reder, Isabella Ferrari
Music byBruno Zambrini
CinematographyLuciano Tovoli
Release date
Running time
88 min

Fracchia contro Dracula (also known as Who Is Afraid Of Dracula? and Fracchia Vs. Dracula) is a 1985 Italian horror-comedy film directed by Neri Parenti.[1][2]

Plot summary[edit]

Giandomenico Fracchia, Villaggio's "monstrously shy" character, is tasked to sell a piece of real estate in Transylvania, otherwise he will lose his job. The customer is the obtusely nagging and prickly accountant Arturo Filini, who suffers from heavy nearsightedness and who does not realize that the manor he is interested in is actually Count Dracula's castle. Once on the spot, Fracchia is terrified at the going-ons while Filini, in true Mister Magoo-style, dismisses them as 'tricks' to dissuade him from the estate deal. Meanwhile, a young and attractive vampire hunter (Isabella Ferrari), arrives, determined to avenge the death of her brother, who perished trying to rid the world of Dracula and his cohorts. The events turn even more farcical when Dracula's sister confesses her love for Fracchia to try to avoid being engaged to the Frankenstein Monster. In the end an ash-tipped umbrella seems to solve the situation, but...was it all for real or just a horror-movie fueled nightmare?



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. ISBN 8877424230.
  2. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 88-6073-626-9.

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