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Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

R | | Horror | 17 March 1974 (USA)
Baron Frankenstein creates two "zombies" - one male, one female - planning to mate them in order to create a master race.

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Paul Morrissey
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe Dallesandro ... Nicholas - Stable Boy
Monique van Vooren ... Baroness Katrin Frankenstein
Udo Kier ... Baron Frankenstein
Arno Jürging ... Otto - the Baron's Assistant
Dalila Di Lazzaro ... Female Monster
Srdjan Zelenovic Srdjan Zelenovic ... Sacha / Male Monster
Nicoletta Elmi ... Monica - the Baron's Daughter
Marco Liofredi Marco Liofredi ... Erik - the Baron's Son
Liù Bosisio Liù Bosisio ... Olga - the Maid
Fiorella Masselli Fiorella Masselli ... Large Prostitute
Cristina Gaioni ... Farmer - Nicholas' Girlfriend
Rosita Torosh ... Sonia - the Prostitute
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Farmer
Imelde Marani ... Blonde Prostitute
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Storyline

In Serbia, Baron Frankenstein lives with the Baroness and their two children. He dreams of a super-race, returning Serbia to its grand connections to ancient Greece. In his laboratory, assisted by Otto, he builds a desirable female body, but needs a male who will be super-body and super-lover. He thinks he has found just the right brain to go with a body he's built, but he's made an error, taking the head of a asexual ascetic. Meanwhile, the Baroness has her lusts, and she fastens on Nicholas, a friend of the dead lad. Can the Baron pull off his grand plan? He brings the two zombies together to mate. Meanwhile, Nicholas tries to free his dead friend. What about the Baron's children? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Brings The Horror Off The Screen... And Into Your Lap. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bizarre violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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USA | Italy | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 March 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein See more »

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Nicolas Winding Refn has said that this film is the only one directed by someone else than him that he wished he had made. See more »

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When the two children escape through through the small hole, the boy goes in with one leg first, though on the other side he appears head first. See more »

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Baron Frankenstein: Something went wrong.
Otto, the Baron's assistant: But what?
Baron Frankenstein: Maybe the mixture of the blood wasn't right. You was the only one who knew about it... But maybe someone got into the laboratory?
Otto, the Baron's assistant: But who, Baron?
Baron Frankenstein: The children? But they wouldn't do it. My sister. My sister! She always was very jealous of me. Always! But, we failed. That beautiful Serbian female. Everybody would have jumped-everyone! But maybe that head of that... creature wasn't any good? His perfect nose, his perfect nose, he has the perfect brain, he was the ...
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Alternate Versions

Video prints of are badly edited to secure an R-rating. Much of the sex and gratuitous violence Paul Morrissey put in the film for satirical purposes was cut out. The X-rated director's cut, with notable additions of blood and spilling guts, is available on Criterion's laser disc edition. See more »

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Version of Frankenstein (1987) See more »

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Good Clean Fun!
28 July 2008 | by paudieSee all my reviews

This was the first of 2 films made in quick succession by Paul Morrissey in Italy in 1973. Blood for Dracula was the other.

Flesh for Frankenstein was obviously made with it's tongue firmly in it's cheek. It's a step beyond anything Hammer attempted in this genre, especially regarding gore and dodgy accents!

Udo Kier and Arno Juerging are possibly the best comic duo to hit the screens since Abbot & Costello as the Baron and faithful sidekick Otto! Whether fooling around in the lab or scouting for suitable organs they never fail to raise a smile. Kier gets all the best lines, letting us know his views on gall bladders and his plans for the new race he is ..ehm.. putting together.

Monique Van Vooren is more sinister as the Baroness, who initially appears relatively normal, in comparison to her "husband" at least. However her eccentricities become apparent as the film goes on.

Joe Dallesandro is on screen a lot but his character doesn't contribute much to the plot. Presumably his name was used to garner publicity for the film in the US.

The Frankenstein kids take after their parents and are crucial to the twist at the end of the film. The young actors playing the kids do a good job.

The actors playing the Baron's works in progress don't have much to do, even when their characters are brought to life.

Certainly the film will not be to everybody's taste. There is plenty of gore and some dodgy sex scene sound effects. The scene showing the Baron's "interest" in the female creation and her innards pushes the boundaries a bit but it is too over the top to be anything more than comical. So sit back and enjoy this piece of 70's schlock horror.


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