The latest episode of Comic Book Physics, discussing antimatter universes, can be found here.
Sorry this is late. Between a crazy work schedule and the return of Rightstuf links, it took longer than anticipated.
The latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective podcast, covering Sanguinarium (4×06), is now available here for your listening pleasure. Intro and outro music attribution is below. You can also follow the show from its own feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher) or through the Bureau 42 Master Audio Feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher).
I’m continuing the Halloween manga reviews with a look at Volume 5 of Biomega. More…
The fear will fully energize the molecular structure of your blood!
You would have expected that Universal would have released a movie called Dracula vs Frankenstein, since they paired the famous monsters on more than one occasion. They didn’t. As though to establish some cosmic balance for the oversight, the early 1970s saw three films by this title. The definitive movie by this title is Al Adamson’s drive-in shlockfest, which manages to be the last horror film for aging veterans J. Carroll Naish and Lon Chaney, Jr., and features a cameo by Famous Monsters publisher Forrest J. Ackerman.
It’s a truly terrible movie, one tier above the Ed Wood oeuvre, and yet, peculiarly enjoyable. Certainly, it’s better than the others, which will also be reviewed today as part of our Halloween Countdown.
In this Spanish/German/Italian film, a detective’s investigation turns up a plot by aliens to revive and duplicate earth’s most famous monsters in order to conquer the planet. Originally released as Los Monstruos del Terror and under various titles in translation, it eventually came to be another Dracula vs Frankenstein, perhaps in order to cash in on the cult success of Adamson’s movie. Alas, the vampire in this film isn’t Count Dracula, and he doesn’t fight Frankenstein’s Monster, who does, however, duke it out with star werewolf, Waldemar Daninsky.
The third (as of this writing) Dracula vs Frankenstein fell to Spain, and cult/exploitation director Jesús Franco.
Shot around the same time as Adamson’s film, this one is also a loose sequel to Franco’s Dracula, Christopher Lee’s non-Hammer excursion as the vampire lord.
Although released before the others, it didn’t receive the title until later in its history.