MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 650 this week

Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

 -  Horror  -  17 March 1974 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 3,792 users  
Reviews: 81 user | 50 critic

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, ... See full summary »

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 20 Jan 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 5 months ago
 
list image
a list of 34 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Flesh for Frankenstein.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Flesh (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man desperate for money and no income, turns prostitute and interplays with a variety of clients and hustlers.

Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Geraldine Smith, Patti D'Arbanville
Heat (1972)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

"Heat" is a parody of "Sunset Boulevard." Joey Davis, an unemployed ex-child actor, uses sex to get his landlady, Lydia, to reduce his rent, and then tries to exert his influence on Sally ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Sylvia Miles, Andrea Feldman
Trash (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story of Joe [Dallesandro] and his lover-protector, Holly [Woodlawn], who is something to behold, a comic book Mother Courage who fancies herself as Marlene Dietrich but sounds more ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn, Geri Miller
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Udo Kier is without a doubt the sickliest of vampires in any director's interpretation of the Bram Stoker tale. Count Dracula knows that if he fails to drink a required amount of pure ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Vittorio De Sica
Madame Wang's (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Joan Agajanian Quinn, Paul Ambrose, Susan Blond
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Five lonesome cowboys get all hot & bothered at home en the range after confronting Ramona Alvarez and her nurse.

Directors: Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey
Stars: Viva, Tom Hompertz, Louis Waldon
L'Amour (1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Donna and Jane are two American hippies, searching for sex and romance in Paris but, mainly, rich husbands. Eventually, Donna finds a perfume industrialist, Michael, who wishes to marry her... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol
Stars: Michael Sklar, Donna Jordan, Max Delys
Mixed Blood (1984)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Brazilian drug dealers in the lower east side of Manhattan start a war with a rival gang of Latino drug dealers. Their soldiers are Latino kids all under 17 because, as Rita La Punta says, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Marília Pêra, Richard Ulacia, Linda Kerridge
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner, Giovanni Lombardo Radice
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A sinister landscaper turns into a tree and learns to communicate with his fellow plants.

Director: James H. Kay
Stars: Katharine Houghton, Joe Dallesandro, Rita Gam
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Demian Gabriel, Nicole LaLiberte, Viva
Pan (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: George Moorse
Stars: Peter W. Dimpfl, Udo Kier, Gordon Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Nicholas, the stableboy
Monique van Vooren ...
...
Arno Juerging ...
Otto, the Baron's assistant
Dalila Di Lazzaro ...
Female Monster
Srdjan Zelenovic ...
Sacha / Male Monster
Nicoletta Elmi ...
Monica, the Baron's daughter
Marco Liofredi ...
Erik, the Baron's son
Liù Bosisio ...
Olga, the maid
Fiorella Masselli ...
Large prostitute
Cristina Gaioni ...
Farmer, Nicholas' girlfriend
Rosita Torosh ...
Sonia, the prostitute
Carla Mancini ...
Farmer
Imelde Marani ...
Blonde prostitute
Edit

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 superbody and superlover. 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 aesthete. 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We dare you to see... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

17 March 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally filmed in 3D, although most presentations found today are in 2D. See more »

Goofs

When Frankenstein "shocks" life into his creatures, him and Otto are touching the bodies with bare hands, yet they do not seem to be receiving any of the electricity. See more »

Quotes

Baron Frankenstein: The medical profession would love to claim my achievement as part of their own and call it a giant stride forward of medicine. But they can't. It is a giant stride forward for me!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Brows Held High: Melancholia (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Often confused but plenty to enjoy
2 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Possibly the oddest re-imagining of the Frankenstein story ever made, Paul Morrissey's 1973 semi-avant-garde, satirical spoof is also one of the funniest, and most gruesome. Dr. Von Frankenstein (played by B-movie favourite Udo Kier) is obsessed with creating what he believes will become a master race of Serbians who will bend at his will. He locks himself away with his assistant Otto (Arno Juerging), manufacturing hideous creations from body parts. He creates a male and a female to give birth to the first of his new race, but he is frustrated and unsatisfied with the male's sexual urges. Von Frankenstein's wife/sister, meanwhile, is following her own urges with farmhand Nicholas (Joe Dalessandro), who is coincidentally the best friend of the doctor's latest victim.

One of the strangest pairings in cinema history, director Morrissey and producer Andy Warhol have certainly created an interesting piece of horror. For all it's rather sick moments of debauchery, it is actually quite impressive artistically. Filmed in Cinecitta in Rome (one of Federico Fellini's favourite film studios), the set design for Von Frankenstein's laboratory in vast and impressive. This approach works both for and against the film, as although it gives the film a grand, often operatic feel, the film can sometimes look like it's on stage. That said, Morrissey's ability to frame a shot is often spectacular, especially in the ultra-wide dinner table scene, where Von Frankenstein introduces his wife/sister to his fresh creations.

Yet sometimes the film can feel a bit confused. It works well just a straight B-movie, with plenty of the weird and gruesome on show to satisfy horror fans (given those fans are into watching sex with torso wounds). But the film isn't really funny enough to call itself a comedy, clever enough to call itself a satire, or pretentious enough to be avant-garde. All these different themes seemed to clash together and I never felt settled with what kind of film I was supposed to be watching. If that was the point, then well done, but it still doesn't make the movie into anything special.

Saying that, I did thoroughly enjoy 90 minutes in the minds of two strange characters that had a small, if fascinating, effect on cinema.

www.the-wrath-of-blog.blogspot.com


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Wife or Sister? dja7316
On TV in the UK Tonight on Channel 4 IN 3D!!! lonewolf_and_cub
EXQUISITE TRASH sundog1
Help! gonzo931
Question ashtonu
Any Nasum fans? zadsterboombox
Discuss Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?