Dracula vs. Frankenstein


Rafael 1 Fri, Oct 3, 2014 10:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Metallica: MVFF Artists in Residence
Running Time:90
Director:Al Adamson
Producer:John Van Horne
Al Adamson
Screenwriter:William Pugsley
Samuel M. Sherman
Cinematographer:Paul Glickman
Gary Graver
Editor:Irwin Cadden
Cast:J. Carrol Naish
Lon Chaney Jr.
Zandor Vorkov


For some people, Dracula vs. Frankenstein is mindless, lowbrow dreck without artisticmerit. For the rest of us, it’s time to party! Let’s head back to 1971 and bask in the badly lit glow Dracula vs. Frankenstein on the big screen! Come one, come all! Behold the twisted visions of fabled schlockmeister Al Adamson! See legendary Lon Chaney, Jr., as Groton the mute man-boy, clumsily wield an ax! Witness the strangest Count Dracula of all time, Zandor Vorkov, recite his dialogue through an echo box! Watch brain-dead hippies, a drugged-up lounge singer, and a wild-eyed mad scientist (J. Carrol Naish) try to explain what the hell is happening around them! Who needs coherence, polish, and subtlety when every line of semi-philosophical dialogue mixes with random shots of miscellaneous objects and locations to create nonstop giddiness, unexpected hilarity, and overwhelming wonder? This is unadulterated Z-movie euphoria.

 *This film is part of Metallica: MVFF Artists in Residence series. Kirk Hammett will be hosting the screening and introducing the film.

Kirk Hammett

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Al Adamson