By Dave Dreher

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Aug 27, 2007, 10:22 pm

I've got a surprising little gem of a film to tell you about tonight and I doubt most of you have even heard of its existence. It is titled FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE CREATURE FROM BLOOD COVE and it is a wonderful throwback to the films of my youth.

Directed by starring and produced by William Winckler FVTCFBC is a wonderful homage to the horror films of the 30's through the 50's just chock full of brilliant witty dialog and filmed in glorious black and white. There are some scenes int his film that you would swear was stock footage from back in the day. Especially the underwater scenes with the Creature. It really looks like lost scenes from Creature From The Black Lagoon.

First off lets discuss the story. It is your basic Universal Classic fair. Mad scientist creates horrible creature that escapes and wreaks havoc. We get a FRANKENSTEIN monster, a CREATURE monster and we also get a BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and a WOLF MAN which actually turns out to be Butch Patrick from THE MUNSTERS. This film is actually chock full of cameo's. You've really got to keep you eyes open. I noticed Lloyd Kaufman, Rosanne Barr, Ron Jeremy and of course Butch Patrick and I have feeling there are even more that I just didn't pick up on.

Anyway, back to story. It revolves around the scientist who releases by accident the CREATURE who makes it to the ocean and decides to go on a bit of a killing spree. To combat the CREATURE our scientist builds himself a MONSTER based on the notes of DR. FRANKENSTEIN and takes him to the beach to search out and destroy the CREATURE. Of course what ensues is lots of monster battling goodness.

One thing that this film features that the old Universal films never had is lots of hot chicks and nudity. We see lots and lots of boobies, real nice boobies. We even get a strip bar scene that shows some full frontal. Very nice.

Winckler seems to find just about any reason he can to get women out of there clothes and it just adds to the fun. Just keep that in mind before you pop this one into the DVD player with the kids around.

The FX in this film are top notch. It appears as if everything in this film is a practical effect. The CREATURE is one of the old fashion “man in a suit” effects and all the rest appear to be very well done prosthetics. The BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN is particularly effective. A wealth of talent worked on this film and it really comes through on the screen.

The special features on this disc are also fantastic. We get a full length commentary a very well done “making of” documentary, a blooper reel that is freakin hilarious and a really great short scene where FRANKENSTEIN gets a lap dance. Great stuff.

Just chock full of monster goodness.

And I have got to tell you about the music. It is as great as the rest of the project and melds perfectly with the look and feel of the film. It has been a while since I have listened to a soundtrack that does such a fine job of highlighting the action and sets the mood for the entire running time of the film. An exceptional job.

This is one that if you are a fan of old school classic horror you must, must, must get your hands on. You can click here to head on over to the William Winckler's site where you have several different options in which to purchase the disc.

We are in the process of gathering some interviews from the principals on the project so keep it here for much more coverage.

Enjoy the pictures below in the meantime.


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