Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer Earth by preying on man’s superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists back to life, they use their knowledge to re-animate various monsters, including the werewolf Waldemar Daninsky, Frankenstein’s monster, the mummy Tao-Tet, and the vampire Count de Meirhoff.
Jeremy Lunt <[email protected]>
User Reviews: Retitled in America, this horrible sci-fi/horror film features the last performance of aging star Michael Rennie(DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL). I didn’t understand if he was supposed to be an alien, or a regular old evil doctor, but he raises several monsters to attack earthlings. One is a wolfman (Spanish horror star Paul Naschy),another is a mummy, and another is the Frankenstein creation. I don’t remember Dracula even being in this movie.
Rennie looks embarrassed, and sickly. The music and dubbing are horrendous for this American cut of the film. The most memorable part is the set design and the pastel-colored tints that are used throughout. It is a cheap, but effective, mood enhancer.
The rest of the proceedings are a waste time, though. The make-ups for the creatures are fairly laughable, and the plot is non-exsistent. It’s as if the directors involved went to the editing room, and just threw film pieces in the air to see where they might land.
The American video release seems to be aimed at youngsters. This film is mostly violence-free, true, but it doesn’t mean that any child should be subjected to this colorful tedium. This is strictly for the initiated into "so-bad-its-good" cinema.