Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!

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Dracula V.S. Frankenstein, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! First off, any time you’ve got a mad scientist setting up shop in an amusement park you know you’re in for a treat. And before you can say “scooby-dooby-doo” the good Dr. (J. Carrol Naish) is laying down a diabolical plan so convoluted and illogical it would make Ed Wood Jr. scratch his head. You’ve got Lon Chaney Jr. giving his all as the Fritz/Igor type henchman Groton.

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You’ve got Zandor Vorkov as a Kabuki-faced Dracula speaking in a hypnotic monotone.

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You’ve got Regina Carrol doing what she does best…displaying bodacious cleavage and freaking out on acid. You’ve got Angelo “Gooble Gobble” Rossitto getting less respect than Rodney Dangerfield. You’ve got Russ Tamblyn putting one more nail in the coffin of his family-friendly image by portraying yet another scumbag biker. And you’ve got the incredible (but not two-headed this time) 7’4″ John Bloom as Frankie. I think they were kinda going for a cross between the classic Karloff look and maybe the Christopher Lee versions with his makeup,but he ended up looking like, well…this:

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ZOINKS! And not to give too much of the climactic battle away, but fans of Monty Python And The Holy Grail  will especially dig it. Seriously, folks…this flick has got to be seen to be disbelieved…

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