Wednesday, July 21, 2010

DRÀCULA CONTRA FRANKENSTEIN - Josyane Gibert - "Boom Boom Polka Pachanga" (1972)

Now don't get me wrong, I firmly believe that all Jesus Franco flicks would probably fall into the WTF?! category, it's just that "Dracula Prisoner of Frankenstein" is one of the most inane and WTF!? films Jess Franco ever made, that's inane, not insane, and that's not exactly a good thing, and I don't think it would be fair to blame Mary Shelley or Bram Stoker, because they sure as Hell didn't have anything to do with it!!

This is Dennis Price as Dr. Frankenstein! He narrates his own story, and almost has the only speaking part in this whole film. That's right, "Dracula Prisoner Of Frankenstein" is almost completely devoid of dialogue. It gets to the point where you wonder if you dozed off, and missed something, but in reality, it's the captain of this ship who has fallen asleep at the wheel!

This is Dr. Frankenstein's WTF!? Batmobile!!

The bad doctor rematerializes the Frankenstein monster with his uncanny high tech equipment!!

When the make-up is merely drawn on, maybe it's not such a good idea to do big close ups Jesus!

Then out of the blue, just like in almost every other Jesus Franco film, there's an interactive party going on down at the local pub, with Josyane Gibert as Estela the cabaret girl, putting on a rousing show that will snap you right out of your slumber!

The rest of the music for the film was composed by musical heavies Bruno Nicolai and Daniel White, but it's Josyane who steals the show!! Both Bruno and Daniel have immense composing credits, but my favorite title out of the whole bunch is "My Horse, My Gun, Your Widow!"

As it turns out, Josyane's performance was a segue to her being captured by the slow and plodding monster, who manages to get away from the authorities, and even though he sludges along at a snail's pace, nobody is able to follow him!

Dr. Frankenstein is trying to revive Howard Vernon as Dracula, who he found hanging out in his basement, so he needs blood from young ladies like Josyane!

One vampire is never enough, so Britt Nichols joins the party as the Chica Vampira! Caliente!!

As we all know, every mad doctor has to have a sidekick assistant with a name like Igor to do his dirty work, and in this movie, it's Luis Barboo as Morpho! Even though Luis looks the part with this loco furry hat, there is also yet another character in this film that I neglected to get a picture of, Brandy, in his solo film outing, as El Hombre Lobo or The Wolfman!!

You have to see this movie just because Dungeon fave and all around weirdo, Howard Vernon is in it!!

Dr. Frankenstein explains the intricacies of the plot to the viewer...

....and also his disdain!!!

The lab of the man who in the German version is called Dr. Exorzio! Maybe he's a dentist in the German version!

It's another slow night in the gothic cafeteria!!

Howard's got time to go out on another bloodthirsty adventure!!

The whole story is starting to unravel!!

Alberto Dalbés as Doctor Jonathan Seward has the last word, the same thing that you'll be saying when "Drácula Contra Frankenstein" is over, if you live through it!

WTF!? Even the posters for "Drácula Contra Frankenstein" are weirder than Hell!!The poster at the top of the page was a blatant Universal ripoff, and in the one at the bottom, Dracula's eyes are about to pop out and Frankenstein looks more like Michael Jackson!!

4 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

i love these posters!

RODAN! said...

I remember trying to draw scars on our zombies in SILVER ANGEL vs THE DEATH ZOMBIES on a hot summer night, and it wouldn't stick to their sweat!..

Mortification said...

Carrion and Putrefaction, weren't they the opening act for Johnson and Olsen back in the day?

Christopher said...

My Horse,My Gun,Your Widow..is also the name of a Craig Hill Spaghetti western from '72..with Nicolai's music...

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