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Release Date:
17 March 1974 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In Serbia, Baron Frankenstein lives with the Baroness and their two children. He dreams of a super-race... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Brilliantly Distasteful Cult Gem See more (83 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joe Dallesandro ... Nicholas, the stableboy
Monique van Vooren ... Baroness Katrin Frankenstein

Udo Kier ... Baron Frankenstein
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miomir Aleksic ... Other male monster (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Morrissey 
Antonio Margheriti (credited on some italian prints for quota purposes)
 
Writing credits
Paul Morrissey (writer)

Tonino Guerra  uncredited
Pat Hackett  uncredited
Mary Shelley  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Andrew Braunsberg .... producer
Louis Peraino .... producer (uncredited)
Carlo Ponti .... producer (uncredited)
Jean Yanne .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Claudio Gizzi 
 
Cinematography by
Luigi Kuveiller 
 
Film Editing by
Jed Johnson (credited in US print)
Franca Silvi 
 
Production Design by
Enrico Job 
 
Art Direction by
Gianni Giovagnoni 
 
Makeup Department
Mario Di Salvio .... makeup artist
Paolo Franceschi .... hair stylist
Antonio Margheriti .... special makeup effects
 
Production Management
Mara Blasetti .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paolo Pietrangeli .... first assistant director
Antonio Margheriti .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... dubbing mixer
Roberto Arcangeli .... sound special effects
Piero Fondi .... boom operator
Carlo Palmieri .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Carlo Rambaldi .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Robert V. Bernier .... technical consultant: Spacevision-3D
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paolo Pettini .... still photographer
Ubaldo Terzano .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Benito Persico .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Loretta Mattioli .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Maurizio Anticoli .... accountant
Vasco Mafera .... first production assistant
Paul Morrissey .... supervising director (on Italian prints)
Silvia Petroni .... continuity
Andy Warhol .... presents
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Andy Warhol's Frankenstein" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for bizarre violence and sexuality, and for language (re-release: 1992)
Runtime:
95 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (1995) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1975) (uncut) | France:-16 | Germany:18 (DVD rating) | New Zealand:(Banned) (original rating) | New Zealand:R18 (re-rating) | Norway:18 (re-rating) (1989) | Norway:(Banned) (1980-1989) | Sweden:15 (heavily cut) | Sweden:15 (uncut: dvd release) | UK:18 | USA:X | USA:X (original rating) | USA:R (re-release: 1992) | USA:R (cut) (1975) | West Germany:18 (nf)

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Trivia:
Swedish grindcore band Nasum takes their name from a line spoken in this film. A sample of the film's dialogue is featured on their song "Blind World".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
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 king I wanted, and we failed! We have to try it again! Otto, we have to try it again! I am going to prove that we can do it! We waited for so long!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Tod eines Weltstars (1994) (TV)See more »

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The ending.. What happens?
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Brilliantly Distasteful Cult Gem, 27 December 2009
Author: Bensch from Salzburg, Austria

"Flesh For Frankenstein" of 1973 is a wonderfully grotesque, bloody, bizarre, creepy, hilarious, artistic and absolutely brilliant slice of European Exploitation Horror that may not be missed by any lover of cult-cinema. The first of two takes on classic Horror tales directed by Paul Morrissey, starring Udo Kier and Joe Dallessandro and (co-)produced by iconic artist Andy Warhol (the other being "Blood For Dracula), "Flesh For Frankenstein" (which is sometimes referred to as "Andy Warhol's Frankenstein") is an Italian/French/American co-production that simply has to be seen to be believed.

A blend of rich Gothic atmosphere, grotesque artsy imagery, unvarnished sleaze and excessive gore and wonderfully black humor, "Flesh For Frankenstein" is both a tribute to- and satire of earlier Horror greats. At the time of its release, the film was highly controversial for its depiction of sex and gore and even received an X-Rating in the US: No wonder, as this unspeakably morbid little gem features all kinds of demented scenes including explicit perversions, such as necrophilia, all containing a very VERY morbid sense of humor.

Udo Kier shines as a very demented Baron Frankenstein (with a thick German accent), who lives with his sister/wife (!) Katrin (Monique Van Vooren), their two children, as well as his equally demented assistant in a castle in Serbia. Frankenstein plans to create female and a male Zombie from body parts; the natural children of his creations are then to become a perfect race of people. In the meanwhile, the super-potent stable-hand Nicholas (Joe Dallesandro) has sex with every female that crosses his way...

Udo Kier fits perfectly in the role of the Baron - extremely demented, perverted and weird, Frankenstein constantly yells at his assistant for being a pervert. This Baron is dedicated to science and obsessed with results as are other Frankenstein versions in cinema (such as those played by Colin Clive or Peter Cushing), but, unlike these predecessors, he is also demented in every other imaginable way. Udo Kier is definitely one of Germany's greatest actors and doubtlessly THE remaining expert for sinister and eccentric characters since Klaus Kinski passed away. He is truly great here. Monique van Vooren is also very good as the Baron's equally malicious sister/wife - van Vooren looks very young for her age (she was 48 when the film was made), but also really weird, since she has no eyebrows. Italian Horror enthusiasts will notice that the Frankenstein couple's daughter is played by Nicoletta Elmi, who was in many other cult-classics such as Dario Argento's "Profondo Rosso" (1975), Mario Bava's "Bay of Blood" (1971) and "Baron Blood" (1972), as well as Aldo Lado's Giallo "Who Saw Her Die?" (1972).

"Flesh For Frankenstein" is a film that is very gory and outrageously morbid for its day. When I first saw it, some scenes even reminded me of Joe D'Amato's 1979 shocker "Buio Omega" (though this film isn't quite AS demented and sick as D'Amato's film). IMDb and some other sources credit Italian Horror deity Antonio Margheriti, who happens to be an idol of mine, as co-director of this film; however, it appears that Margheriti was merely credited to draw Italian viewers into cinemas, and had little to nothing to do with the actual production of the film. Either way, this is a must-see. "Flesh For Frankenstein" is a wonderfully bizarre, atmospheric, gory, demented, morbid, incredibly (and VERY darkly) funny film, that MUST be seen by all cult-cinema fans, and, personally, I cannot understand how anyone could not love it. My rating: 10/10

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