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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

EXHUMED FILMS 24 HOUR HORROR-THON WEEK: DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN... Sometimes Too Much Camp is a Bad Thing


What goes on at Oakmoor Cemetery? Only Count Dracula knows for sure. I am at a loss for words. Dracula Vs. Frakenstein... This movie was so intensely bad I hesitate evening writing about it. This was apparently the crowd consensus at the Exhumed 24 Hour Horror-thon when it played. People were awestruck by how bad it was and not necessarily in a laugh out loud and clap way. Now I wasn’t there, but every single time someone mentions Raw Force the immediate following references is either Boardinghouse (because it was damn funny) or this picture because it just wasn’t funny even though it was supposed to be.

From IMDB:

“Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.”


Well that was simple. This description would have you believe that this film is almost the first Rocky picture. Apollo Creed conspires with his manager to raise a starving, hungry fighter. Well you know how Rocky turns out.



Highlights of this movie will include seeing Forrest J. Ackerman and Lon Chaney, Jr. Also Zandor Vorkov as Dracula isn’t scary. It isn’t good or a great acting job, but it’s different. The voice and the look. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing. For as interesting as Dracula looks Frankenstein’s Monster reminds me of a year old Prune. The monster isn’t scary. Dracula’s vocal effects… scary. Oh and of course there are boobs so at least there’s that.



From what I’ve read on this picture, Lon Chaney Jr signed on when the movie was called Blood Seekers BEFORE Dracula and Frankenstien were involved. That says to me that this movie was going nowhere before they decided to throw a bunch of proven monsters into the mix. It absolutely does not save the film from lobotomizing. But I suppose it is Lon Chaney’s final horror film so its worth watching solely for that. Maybe fans of Spider Baby will find the humor in this picture.



Remember that Troma distributed this picture so all in all you’ve at least got an independent hand in the cinematic works. Also remember there are boobs and… a guillotine. Now we truly are grasping at straws. Maybe the amazing poster art and Famous Monsters cover will make up where the film is completely lacking? Just a wide variety of artwork out there.


You know what this movie needs? Well, it’s 1971 and this has both Drac and Frank… WHERE THE FUCK IS CHRISTOPHER LEE!? Making Dracula 1972 AD and shakin’ his goove thing most likely.


-Dr. Drakenstein

2 comments:

  1. LOL- I love playing this game! "Why wasn't X person in this movie?" Always fun. And shaking his groove thing? Priceless.

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