Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

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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 »


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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 ...
Imelde Marani ...
Blonde prostitute


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

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Release Date:

17 March 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein  »

Box Office


$450,000 (estimated)

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Sex, murder, art
6 October 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Paul Morrissey´s film is probably the most unusual adaptation of the well-known Frankenstein-stuff I´ve ever seen! The story is about the mad scientist (likewise to his "Blood for Dracula"-role Udo Kier´s giving another outstanding performance, what makes him being the most culty German actor next to the inimitable Klaus Kinski!), who wants to create two artificial creatures to father some children. However, the experiment runs out of control, his sister/mother of his son and daughter starts having an affair with her servant and finally the whole plot ends in a big disaster... In comparison to James Whale´s "Frankenstein" from 1931 starring horror-icon Boris Karloff there´s nothing left from the romantic charm of the original. Director Paul Morrissey´s movie has created a bizarre and creepy scenario that contains a plenty of blood and guts, grotesque humor, hinted incest and love to dead bodies. Some calm and tender moments are in a gross contrast to the rest of the film. The end is bloody and pretty macabre. After all a very provoking, but nevertheless a really recommended mixture between splatter and art !

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