Dracula Vs. Frankenstein
Maleva (Karin Dor)! Our superiors from beyond the stars have sent word on how we can take over this planet with a two pronged attack. Firstly, we'll abduct and pervert that voluptuous go-go-dancer -- you know, the blond one with the massive tits -- so she can do our bidding on our behalf. And secondly, we'll bring back to life the infamous Waldemar Daninsky (as Paul Naschy) -- yes, that's him, the wolf-man -- so he too can do a similar thing yet in a more savage capacity.
Granted. I'm sure that when he's not trying to shag his girlfriend, Ilsa (as Patty Sheppard), that damn Inspector Tobermann (Craig Hill) will try to put a stop to our shenanigans! But please don't worry yourself, Maleva. Because as soon as our two phased plan has been put in place, I will then instigate yet another stage of our plan -- or a third stage if you will -- one that will make every living creature populating this God forsaken planet to cry out for their Mummy!
Then again, that's most probably why what next transpires gets a bit too much when you look over at me and say, 'Now wait a minute, Doctor Warnoff (Michael Rennie)! You are talking about unleashing Frankenstein? Aren't you?'. As a bunch of monsters take over the plot - some tasteless nudity fills this particular slot - a wolf-man lets out a tremendous roar - and at the end of the day, how this film finishes is a bit of a bore.
To a certain extent I must say 'Assignment Terror' sounded like a very intriguing premise to follow. Essentially it's about a gang of sterile aliens who attempt to take over the planet by bringing back to life a number of monsters who would aide them -- like the Wolf-man, Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Mummy. Plus in addition to this, the overall production was complemented with a very seventies vibe, one full of day-glow lighting, jingly sound-effects, and this sort of dated yet charming affair you can expect to see from movies made in this era.
No. I'm not being overly cruel with my mannered musings, dear reader. Not really, anyway. Cause in my opinion a good example of this can be clearly seen if you concentrate on the Dracula character. Well, if you look at him closely -- not too closely mind you -- you'll notice that he comes in and out of shot without any explanation given to where he's come from or where he's going next. What's more, it wasn't explained who's side of the story he was supposed to be on. And when he did do something to another character seen in this film, there never seemed to be any sort of visible repercussions thereafter.
Overall I'd say 'Assignment Terror' was a film for die hard horror fans only. Even though the idea behind it was very captivating in theory, in practice it was the only captivating thing about it you can say.
What a shame. What a bloody shame. Nuff said.
THE RATING: C-