Wednesday, April 21, 2010

THE 7 BROTHERS MEET DRACULA / Hammer/Shaw Bros. - 1974

In keeping with Eegah's!! week dedicated to the vampire, here's THE 7 BROTHERS MEET DRACULA, aka THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES!

"Deadly Horrors! Dragon Thrills! The First Kung Fu Horror Spectacular!" sez the tagline... Vampires are loose in China in 1904 and Prof. Van Helsing is there to educate the population about the undead!

Considered a difficult shoot from the beginning, (the original director was replaced after a few days) this flick probably suffers the most from trying too hard to be a hit! When mixing Euro gothic horror with Asian martial arts, get ready for something weird, that's for damn sure! Still, the one falls on the plus side for pure entertainment!! It even has some nudity.

The music is by, who else, James Bernard, and you can hear that classic Hammer sound in the soundclip. A few other titles James composed for are THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT, X: THE UNKNOWN, THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, QUATERMASS 2, HORROR OF DRACULA, THE DAMNED and more!!

Tabonga pet Ralphie the Tarantula use his small megaphone to say, well, he ready to be pushing that big red 'GO' button and start 'eariffic earclip' for everbloody' listening pleasure. So, here's... THE 7 BROTHERS MEET DRACULA!

Like Tabonga wuz sayin'... Vampire club loose in rural China!

Many years ago, curious Asian Priest go to Transylvania and is confronted by Dracula himself! Obviously, Priest dude is the Asian connection...

He go back to China and recruit new troopers!

The great Chinese chili cookoff!!

Admit it, vampire know how to have good time!

Prof. Van Helsing's lecture is poo-poo'ed by the audience...

But, after the lecture, he is shown proof of a vampire cult by a villager, who is also one of seven brothers and a sister who fight vampires themselves!

Back at Drac's castle, vampires having a great time! Wheeeee!!!....

Van Helsing and the gang show up at the castle, ready to confront evil...

As usual, Peter gets thrown around by Drac, but he always gets the last laugh!!

It must have been a real kick for the Hammer special effect guys, figuring out how to scare the living hell out of kids!!

Yeeeesh!!!..

6 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

i like Peter's reaction to the first big kung-fu fight, sort of, "Well, that was most impressive, young man, thanx for saving our asses!"...

Gillian said...

gotta love horrors with bondage!

matchooman said...

Have you guys seen this place?

www.monstercafesaltillo.com

The foto section is awesome!

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Nope,
Not til today, but now I'd like to go there and have a margarita asap! Everybody head on over the The Monster Cafe and Bar, looks like one Helluva fun place!
Buena Suerte!
Thanx!

Mikeyboy said...

this wa interesting...it lacked the polish of you traditional chop sockey flick but had that classic Hammar pace and feel

prof. grewbeard said...

hey you guys, could you give me a lift to the Creepy Monster Bar, i could use a drink!...

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