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DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN


title: DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN
year: 1971
cast: J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney, Gary Kent, Connie Nelson
rating: **

The worst thing about this Al Adamson doozy... involving monolog-driven mad scientist J. Carrol Naish working out of a carnival fun house with an axe-wielding idiot man-child, Lon Chaney, sent to kill women for experiments to give his other employee, a brooding Count Dracula, eternal life, all the while reanimating Frankenstein's monster who resembles a melted cabbage... is that it can be quite boring with tedious bouts of dialog, spouted mostly by two love-struck heroes: a man helping his new girlfriend find her lost sister and eventually happening upon... all that stuff already mentioned. But it can be surprisingly involving too. And really, really awful... but that's a given.
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