"Judith Fontaine (Regina Carrol) is looking for her
sister Joanie, who has apparently disappeared into the hippie community of Venice,
California. As it turns out, Joanie has become the victim of Groton (Lon Chaney
Jr.), an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. Dr. Durray (J. Carrol Naish), the last
of the Frankensteins' bloodline, is now running a house of horrors by the beach
and has been performing experiments on Groton's victims. One night, Count Dracula
(Zandor Vorkov) visits the doctor, showing him the original Frankenstein creation
that was buried in a nearby graveyard. With Dracula's help, the doctor painstakingly
revives Frankenstein, and uses it to take revenge on his professional rivals."
The film also features Russ Tamblyn as a beach biker and a Vegas showgirl heroine
on LSD. The Region 2 DVD is sadly bereft of the extras found on the US Troma Region
A rather sad little film, with both Naish and Chaney
(in their final movie roles) seriously miscast. Naish was not credible as a modern
Frankenstein, and Chaney looking too weak to hold an axe, let alone wield it.
The basic plot; girl loses sister, girl goes looking, gets nasty shock, meets
nice strong man and has adventures before finding sister. But the adventures along
the way are slow and stagey, the small parts are played by small actors - the
Hell's Angels, for example, were more like Hell's Chickens. The Good Guy was good,
but not as strong as the script needed - but the script was not of the best anyway.
we ended up with a weak and slow plot that meandered about, punctuated by statements
of doom by Frankie Baby, and morose grumbling by The Count, who never really made
his presence felt.
Someone somewhere thought that a DracFrank movie set
on the beach in sixties hippyland was a bright idea; you live and learn ... it
- Starring: J. Carroll Naish, Lon Chaney Jr.,
- Director: Al Adamson, J. Carrol Naish
more about DVD formats.)
- Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Widescreen
Cheezy Flicks Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 1 July 2003