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Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

R | | Horror | 17 March 1974 (USA)
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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Nicholas, the stableboy
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Baroness Katrin Frankenstein
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Otto, the Baron's assistant
Dalila Di Lazzaro ...
Female Monster
Srdjan Zelenovic ...
Sacha / Male Monster
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Monica, the Baron's daughter
Marco Liofredi ...
Erik, the Baron's son
Liù Bosisio ...
Olga, the maid
Fiorella Masselli ...
Large prostitute
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Farmer, Nicholas' girlfriend
Rosita Torosh ...
Sonia, the prostitute
Carla Mancini ...
Farmer
Imelde Marani ...
Blonde prostitute
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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, 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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Rated R for bizarre violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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17 March 1974 (USA)  »

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$450,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Goofs

Frankenstein created his zombies out of selected pieces of various people, and wanted to breed them to get offspring. However, regardless of the body parts he selected for each zombie, the offspring would only be a product of the reproductive organs, so choosing good brains/legs/arms etc would have made no difference at all. See more »

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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!
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Good Clean Fun!
28 July 2008 | by (Ireland) – See 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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