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 slow-witted pal Hank into a bald zombie, which she names Igor. —IMDb
William “One-Shot” Beaudine, the director of nearly 350 known films (nearly one for every day of the year; some listings of his work put his output at 500 movies and hundreds of TV episodes) and scores of television episodes, enjoyed a directing career that stretched across seven decades from the ‘Teens to the ’70s (he also was a screenwriter, credited on 26 films and one TV series). His movies, ranging from full-length features to one- and two-reel shorts, included the notorious Mom and Dad (1945) of 1945—the “Gone With the Wind” of the hygiene/sexploitation genre—for infamous producer Kroger Babb, one of the notorious “Forty Thieves” of the exploitation circuit. His final, as well as very likely best-known films, were the grindhouse/drive-in horror classics Billy the Kid versus Dracula (1966) and Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966) (in 1966, when he made these two cheapies, he was the oldest active director in Hollywood, at 74). “One Shot” was prolific not only because… read more
How a film this life draining exists baffles me, but it’s one of the few films that exists that had no reason to, never succeeding in its title (which admittedly is common in genre cinema) but going on to be completely dead through its 80 or so minutes to the point the time being ebbed away can be felt. Just avoid it.