DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN
1971, 91 min, Dir: Al Adamson

Al Adamson’s low-budget, epic masterpiece began shooting as a biker picture called THE BLOOD SEEKERS. Initially shelved, the film was suddenly brought back to life as a monster movie and became one of the most beloved and entertaining B-films of the ’70s. It features Oscar-nominated actor J. Carrol Naish (HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN) as the mad scientist hell-bent on revenge, with horror legend Lon Chaney Jr. co-starring - not as Dracula or Frankenstein but as Groton, a puppy-loving, ax-wielding maniac. With Adamson alum and wife Regina Carrol, WEST SIDE STORY’s Russ Tamblyn, Jim Davis from TV’s “Dallas,” Zandor Vorkov (as a Frank-Zappa-in-KISS-makeup-styled Count Dracula) and a cameo from the great Forrest J. Ackerman.


THE STUFF
1985, New World, 93 min, USA, Dir: Larry Cohen

A newly popular food - the gooey "stuff" of the title - turns out to contain a deadly virus in Larry Cohen's sly combination of horror movie and social satire. Cohen regular Michael Moriarty stars, along with Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello and, in a cameo, Brooke Adams.


SPECIAL EFFECTS
1984, Park Circus/MGM, 106 min, USA, Dir: Larry Cohen

Past-his-prime director Chris Neville (a very effective Eric Bogosian) kills an actress at his home while cameras roll; turning the footage into a movie, he casts the woman’s boyfriend in a role in order to frame him for the deed. Zoë Lund (MS. 45) shines in a dual role that looks at Hollywood with both allure and dread.


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