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Joseph De Sue, Ivory Stone, Roosevelt Jackson, Liz Renay, Cardella Di Milo
William A. Levey
Dr. Winifred Walker (Ivory Stone) and Nobel Prize-winner Dr. Stein (B-movie icon John Hart-The Fastest Guitar Alive, TV’s “The Lone Ranger”) believe they can restore dismembered Vietnam vet Eddie Turner (Joe De Sue) to the man he once was. But the results turn monstrous, and Blackenstein Monster goes on a rampage of murder and disemboweling, unaffected by fists, bullets and blunt objects. Who or what can stop this menace? And will Dr. Stein have to return his Nobel Prize?
Director William Levey (Slumber Party ’57, Skatetown U.S.A.) and writer Frank Saletri (Black the Ripper) rushed out of this cinematic gem at the behest of legendary camp filmmaker Samuel Z. Arkoff, who wanted to capitalize on the success of the “Blacula” films. Using the lab sets from the original Frankenstein and a group of amateur and veteran actors, including sleaze-cinema queen Liz Renay (The Corpse Grinders 2, John Waters’ Desperate Living), 1940’s leading lady Andrea King (My Wild Irish Rose, The Beast with Five Fingers) and singer Cardella de Milo (Dolemite, Rude), Blackenstein is a glorious mish-mosh of the good, the bad and the hopelessly miscast. Don’t watch it on a full stomach!