This review is for the Blu-Ray edition of 'Billy the Kid vs. Dracula' released by Kino Lorber in 2019. Certificate: Passed Her fiance, outlaw Billy the Kid, finds out about it and rushes to save her. A German immigrant couple come to work for her and warn Bentley that her "uncle" is a vampire. [2] The films were produced by television producer Carroll Case for Joseph E. Levine. It was released theatrically as part of a double feature along with Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter. The film centers on Dracula's plot to convert Billy the Kid's fiancée, Betty Bentley, into his vampire bride. Dracula impersonates Bentley's deceased uncle, calling himself "Mr. Underhill", and schemes to make her his vampire bride. Billy confronts the Count but soon finds that bullets are no match for a vampire. A doctor goes to extreme lengths--even murder--to restore the badly burned face of his fiancée. Directed by William Beaudine. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula Chuck Courtney John Carradine Melinda Plowman (1966) Bar-B ranch foreman Billy (Chuck Courtney) proposes to his blond boss (Melinda Plowman), unaware her top-hatted uncle (John Carradine) is a vampire. The Great Locomotive Chase. 17:08, 5 January 2014 Roman Spinner moved page to Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (although the appended poster indicates "vs.", this film's on-screen title clearly shows the full word, "Versus", as depicted in the opening credits (available on YouTube), thus confirming the … Corriganville, Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, USA 5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? 34K 12,801 54. rcs0411@yahoo.com. It was a bad film. Dracula arrives and he introduces himself as Betty's uncle and he takes charge of the ranch. "[5] Critic and historian Tom Weaver stated that the film could have earned "the semi-respectability" of Curse of the Undead, another vampire themed Western "if it was truer to vampire lore, if it didn't feature a 'name' outlaw like Billy the Kid, if the vampire in it weren't Dracula, and if Carradine's performance was much better. Hull and Carey is the mother of Harry Carey jr. who also appears in this film as the wagon master! I also liked Plowman in this film, she was a steady television actress during the 50's and 60's and she was extremely beautiful to look at. Kurt Ingston, a rich recluse, invites the doctors who left him a hopeless cripple to his desolate mansion in the swamps as one by one they meet horrible deaths. Her fiance, outlaw Billy the Kid, finds out about it and rushes to save her. With John Carradine, Chuck Courtney, Melinda Casey, Virginia Christine. title details and video sharing options. I probably would have done the same thing if I was in his shoes! 5 Cowok Jagoan. Billy throws his gun at the vampire and knocks him senseless, making him easy pickings for a staking. Yes, it does provide a few laughs. Matter of fact, he's a heroic gentleman. It was directed by William Beaudine and written by Carl K. Hittleman. Is 'Billy the Kid vs. Dracula' based on a book? The daughter of a psychotic magician must stay in his mansion for seven nights in order to inherit his fortune. Eventually, the Count kidnaps Betty and takes her to an abandoned silver mine. Melinda Casey was born on May 13, 1941 in Abilene, Texas, USA as Melinda Ann Plowman. It is a gothic/horror/western which is part of a sub-genre called weird west. An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue. I don't even remember it. April 9, 2019. The worlds most diabolical killer! Weird west combines western elements with another genre such as science fiction, horror, occult or fantasy. Starring John Carradine, Chuck Courtney, Virginia Christine Cinematography by Lothrop B. Drama, Certificate: Passed Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Dracula travels to the American West, intent on making a beautiful ranch owner his next victim. After botanist Wilfred Glendon travels to Tibet in search of a rare flower, the Mariphasa, he returns to a London haunted by murders that can only be the work of bloodthirsty werewolves. Written by Yes, it does provide a few laughs. Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of Baron Frankenstein's granddaughter Maria, who proceeds to transform Jesse's ... See full summary ». [3] The film was completed on July 9, 1965 and was completed with a budget surplus of $25,000. Carradine dyed his hair black for this role to try and look younger. The niece is Betty Bentley (Melinda Plowman) and the ranch that her family owns has a foreman named William Bonney (Chuck Courtney) and the two of them are in love and want to get married. Re: Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula (1966) in Public Domain? Was that intentional? Silly and inconsistent film is actually fun to watch. Just then, the town sheriff and a country doctor arrive. “Billy the Kid vs Dracula” was released in 1966. Edit. Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. While Bentley does not believe them, their concerns confirm Billy's suspicions that something is not quite right with Betty's uncle. Ah, but he's not a villain in STAGECOACH. (1966). The professionalism of the cast helps. ": The director, William Beaudine, was famous for not wasting time with more than one take. Director: William Beaudine Writers: Carl K. Hittleman (story) and Jack Lewis Stars: John Carradine, Chuck Courtney and Melinda Plowman Adventure. Bloodletter meets bloodsucker in this celebrated clinker from director William "One Shot" Beaudine. They are totally different colors. Member. But no one believes him. Weird west combines western elements with another genre such as science fiction, horror, occult or fantasy. Carradine had previously played Count Dracula in two Universal films, House of Frankenstein (1944) and House of Dracula (1945). 34K 12,801 54. He also starts to make plans on making Betty his bride! Noose for a Gunman. Dracula travels to the American West, intent on making a beautiful ranch owner his next victim. Rick. BLU-RAY: The picture is not close to perfect but it's not bad either. (Okay, maybe not if you’re in a public place.) And, yet, Billy the Kid vs. Dracula isn't totally awful. Her fiance, outlaw Billy the Kid, finds out about it and rushes to save her. Both films were shot in eight days at Corriganville Movie Ranch and at Paramount Studios in mid-1965; both were the final feature films of director Beaudine. John Carradine frequently stated in interviews that his worst film by far was Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. I think it lives up to its incredible title. This film plays as a regular vampire story and not as camp but with the low budget and a script that isn't careful about vampire do's and dont's it can't help but become camp. More importantly, though, it’s an all too rare opportunity to watch John Carradine ham it up as the central character of a movie. Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966) Filming & Production. Post Oct 08, 2017 #15 2017-10-08T22:20. Rick. What is 'Billy the Kid vs. Dracula' about? Thats part of their charm! now playing Billy The Kid Vs. Dracula -- (Movie Clip) Vampires On The Brain. Also, for you trivia buffs out there...Olive Carey plays Dr. Endangered Species. )"[5], 1966 US horror western film by William Beaudine, Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter, Bara no Konrei ~Mayonaka ni Kawashita Yakusoku~, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice, Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire, Dick Brewer, Billy the Kid and the Regulators, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Billy_the_Kid_Versus_Dracula&oldid=997175540, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox film with unknown empty parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Leonard P. Geer as Yancy (as Lennie Geer), This page was last edited on 30 December 2020, at 09:27. 06-01-19 BILLY THE KID VS DRACULA 15th new episode of the season 06-08-19 THE CAR last shown 07-17 06-15-19 ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN 16th new episode of the season 06-22-19 THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS 17th new episode of the season 06-29-19 THE TWO FACES OF DR JEKYLL 18th new episode of the season Billy the Kid Versus Dracula Harry Carey Jr. arrives to tell Billy (Chuck Courtney) and others about the stagecoach taken by Indians, John Carradine the vampire having assumed the identity of one of the victims, young Eva (Hannie Landman) knowing better, mostly confusion in Billy The Kid Vs. Illegally Yours. 1,535 1,135 2. This was filmed back to back with "Jessie James Meets Frankensteins Daughter" in the same Simi Valley ranch by William Beaudine who use to be a very capable director. Island in the Sky. Everyone knows it has to be a wooden spike! That night Dracula kills a young Indian girl and the rest of the Indians attack the Stagecoach and kill everyone on board. The copy on Youtube has a valid notice, and 1966 films are automatically renewed, so no, it's not PD, sorry. The doctor hands Billy a silver scalpel telling him he must drive it through the vampire's heart. There are imperfections throughout but they are minor. And then uses a railroad spike. Billy the Kid Versus Dracula is a 1966 American horror western film directed by William Beaudine.The film is about Billy the Kid (Chuck Courtney) trying to save his fiancée from Dracula (John Carradine).The film was originally released as part of a double feature along with Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter in 1966. I'm giving it a 6/10. Showing all 3 items Jump to: Filming Locations (2) Filming Dates (1) Filming Locations. Otherwise, I regret nothing." It is a gothic/horror/western which is part of a sub-genre called weird west. “Billy the Kid vs Dracula” was released in 1966. Insurance agent-physician collects on policies of men murdered by a disfigured resident of the home for the blind where he acts as doctor-on-call. COMMENTS: "DON'T WORRY, NOBODY WILL NOTICE! Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula Blu ray Kino Lorber 1966/ 1.85:1 / 73 min. An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power. Search for "Billy the Kid Versus Dracula" on Amazon.com, Title: and again "My worst film? Check out what we'll be watching in 2021. The film was originally released as part of a double feature along with Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter in 1966. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. The ending was pretty shabby when Billy the Kid throws a gun at Dracula and knocks him out! Erik the Mirakle Ape. Take a good look when Dracula is supposedly carrying Betty, you can't see his face. Both are available for free on YouTube. When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind. Three men and a woman crash-land in a deep crater in Antarctica, where they find a prehistoric world. A mad scientist working in the South American jungle miniaturizes his colleagues when he feels his megalomania is threatened. In the very first episode of Never Heard Of It we discuss the 1966 Western/Monster mashup "Billy The Kid vs Dracula" In the very first episode of Never Heard Of It we discuss the 1966 Western/Monster mashup "Billy The Kid vs Dracula" Skip to main content. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The story starts out with Dracula (John Carradine) on a stagecoach and he see's a picture of a young girl and is instantly attracted to her. Look out for those rubber bats on a string! Action / Drama / Horror (1966) 73 minutes ~ Color Dracula travels to the American West, intent on making a beautiful ranch owner his next victim. Was this review helpful to you? on a young woman who introduces him to her fiancé, William Bonney aka billy the Kid A European family who'd previously encountered Dracula warns Billy of who the man is, and the danger he will bring. [1] The film was shown as early as March 30, 1966 in New Haven, Connecticut. 19 of 20 people found this review helpful. Weird west combines western elements with another genre such as science fiction, horror, occult or fantasy. Nice print, as I recall. Go ahead, say that title out loud. The film centers on Dracula's plot to convert Billy the kid's fiancée, Betty Bentley, into his vampire bride. [1], Billy the Kid Versus Dracula was released on DVD by the Cheezy Flicks label on October 25, 2005 and again on DVD by Cheezy Flicks in a compilation titled Shockorama: The William Beaudine Collection. Carradine was pretty old in 1966 and he appears frail so when there are scenes that require physical effort a stand-in was used. "[3], According to the American Film Institute, an official release date of the film is not confirmed. [4] The film is set for release on blu-ray and DVD by KL Studio Classics on August 20, 2019. Post Jun 08, 2017 #15 2017-06-08T18:11 ^ Yeah, that's easily the best looking print i've seen, but i would love to upgrade it to something official. In the end, Billy the Kid vs. Dracula is pretty weak tea. Gun the Man Down. [1] Principal photography began on June 22, 1965. [1] Box office reports in the September 28, 1966 issue of Variety stated that it was featured on a double bill that month as a reissue in St. Louis, Missouri. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula on DVD. I personally could understand why Dracula was so infatuated with her. (That's a lot of ifs. 'Billy the Kid vs. Dracula' In addition, he appeared is several other films with the name 'Dracula' in the title and other vampire films. I only regret Billy the Kid Versus Dracula. If anyone knows whatever happened to Melinda Plowman please let me know. It is a gothic/horror/western which is part of a sub-genre called weird west. An immigrant couple recognize him as a vampire because he had killed their daughter and now they try and warn Betty and William. The film was announced for production as early as June 22, 1965 in Daily Variety announcing that both Billy the Kid vs. Dracula and Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter. The film is about Billy the Kid (Chuck Courtney) trying to save his fiancée from Dracula (John Carradine). 1,535 1,135 2. It was directed by William Beaudine and written by Carl K. Hittleman. Vampires walk in broad daylight, corpses move their arms, and rubber bats terrorize outlaw-turned-hero Billy the Kid (Chuck Courtney). It was directed by William Beaudine and written by Carl K. Hittleman. [3] According to the assistant to the producer Howard W. Koch, Jr., they "were made as cheap as movies can be made. BILLY THE KID VS. DRACULA ran on TCM a number of years back. A medical researcher visits the deserted home of a pioneer in cryogenic science who disappeared 10 years earlier and finds him frozen in ice but still alive. I think this is just campy fun to watch! 1:22:02. In the Old West, Count Dracula makes his mark. “Billy the Kid vs Dracula” was released in 1966. Use the HTML below. Erik the Mirakle Ape. A great Cheezy Flick - and … Dracula assumes the identity of a Mr. Underhill and goes to meet his niece who has never met him. The Count subdues the notorious outlaw and sets out to transform Betty into his vampire mate. Her fiance, the outlaw Billy the Kid, finds out about it and rushes to save her. Billy the Kid Versus Dracula is a 1966 American low-budget horror-Western film directed by William Beaudine. [1] Both films were the last features directed by William Beaudine, Sr.[1] Beaudine spent the rest of his career following these films filming television. I noticed the so called Wolfbane used in the movie is really a plant known as Chinese or Japanese Lantern. With the Count destroyed, Betty is saved and Billy takes her away, presumably to live happily ever after. But you have to expect these inconsistencies from these films. Yes No. I was absolutely numb! [1] Each of the two features were shot in eight days in California's Red Rock Canyon, Corrigan Ranch and Paramount Studios. Moonrise. [4], John Carradine later spoke on the film, "I have worked in a dozen of the greatest, and I have worked in a dozen of the worst. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. on a young woman who introduces him to her fiancé, William Bonney aka billy the Kid A European family who'd previously encountered Dracula warns Billy of who the man is, and the danger he will bring. Billy the Kid Versus Dracula is a 1966 American horror western film directed by William Beaudine. Your 2013 Halloween Season TV Preview (abridged) with Schedules, A Brief History of the Weird West in Movies, Roger Corman Presents Dinocroc vs Supergator July 12th on DVD, Blu-ray, Guff's Robin Zlotnick's 25 Awesomely Insane "B Movie" Horror Flicks (2015), The Worst Movie of All Time (Nominations Round 2), Favorite oft-adapted male literary character from the 19th century, Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter. She is known for her work on The Wild Wild West (1965), The Outer Limits (1963) and Chicago Calling (1951). Dracula travels to the American West, intent on making a beautiful ranch owner his next victim. 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