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TAGLINE: "All the Screen's Titans of Terror - Together in the Greatest of All SCREEN SENSATIONS!"
The evil Dr. Niemann escapes from prison with his Hunchback assistant, with revenge on his mind, revenge on the man responsible for his imprisonment. His evil scheme involves resurrecting Count Dracula, who quickly disposes of Niemann’s enemy, but parishes in the sunlight almost immediately after. This sucks, because Niemann has more people he wants to kill. So the Doc and his Hunchback travel to the castle of the deceased Dr. Frankenstein.
This is where they find Frankenstein’s Monster frozen in ice, but that’s not the only monster they find. The Wolf Man also lies in a block of ice. Niemann unthaws both of the monsters, but only Wolf Man wakes up. Niemann then makes a deal with Wolf Man, for help in bringing Frankenstein’s Monster back to life, he will cure him of his Wolf curse. But can Dr. Niemann be trusted by anybody?
I always dug this movie when I was a kid, mainly because it features so many cool characters. Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Wolf Man, it’s just cool to see them all in one film. And the way the story unfolds it never feels cluttered with monsters. And Boris Karloff is great as the evil Dr. Niemann, and I’ve always loved a good mad scientist.
FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT IT:
Dracula, Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, a Hunchback and a Mad Scientist all in one film, killer! (aka Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine and more all in one film, dude!)
Frankenstein’s Monster fighting the Hunchback.
J. Carrol Naish playing the Hunchback assistant of a Dr. Frankenstein wannabe, when he indeed played Dr. Frankenstein in Dracula vs. Frankenstein.
Anne Gwynne is a doll.
The special effects, notably Dracula’s transformation into a bat, and his corpse slowly fading into flesh.
Dr. Neimann was a devious fellow, using monsters to exact his revenge. That’s wicked!
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