Released: Aug 01st, 1993
Running Time: 78
Director: Scotty Fox
Company: Pinnacle (Odyssey Group Video)
Cast: Tina Tyler, Leena, Mike Horner, Tony Tedeschi, Madison (I), Nicole London, Paige Carlson, Jon Dough, Randy Spears
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Comedy, as they told us in Screenwriting 101, is successful only when both the words and the timing are right – and what we have here is a reasonably funny script that only works half the time due to the performers being a few seconds off with their comebacks, and in some cases, missing the comedic inflection. Add to that the fact that only a couple of the sex scenes approach the boiling point, and we wind up with a video that should have been better.
This is basically a send-up of Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein – the story is shot in black and white, with color sex scenes – featuring Leena and Nicole London as innocent babes who wander up to Mike Horner's castle. Mike plays Count Alucard ("Isn't that 'Dracula' backwards?" asks Leena), and his scene with Leena is one of this feature's saving graces – but we've seen her be hotter. Fortunately, she seems much more in the spirit of things, working up a good cowgirl's sweat in her finale with Randy Spears (as Steve Van Helsing, vampire slayer). Also worth mentioning are wolfman Tony Tedeschi's energetic encounter wth gypsy Tina Tyler, which ends in a creamy facial – as do all the boy/girl scenes – and the double girl/girler (with strap-ons) featuring Madison, Leena, Brittany O'Connell and Paige Carlson.
We can't help but suspect that a little more rehearsal (and tighter editing) would have helped this tape tremendously – the L.S. Talbot script certainly seems funny enough in retrospect – but what's on screen lacks the energy needed to hold viewer interest. Market either with Pinnacle's other features or in a section for Leena herself.