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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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Now this is how you make an exploitation film! See more (82 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:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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:R18 | 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:
Revealing mistakes: 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: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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The ending.. What happens?
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Now this is how you make an exploitation film!, 16 October 2014
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Well. we can only speculate what Mary Shelley would have made of this! By the time it came to the early 1970's there was a peculiar trend in European genre cinema for erotic/sleazy Frankenstein films. Amongst others there was The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein and Frankenstein '80 – both from 1972 – so it can be not too much of a surprise that a year later came the king of this very specific sub-genre, the one and only Flesh For Frankenstein. It was famously produced by New York Pop artist Andy Warhol, along with the similar Blood For Dracula. But it's a far cry from Warhol's other art films and unsurprisingly his creative input was pretty negligible. It was filmed in Cinecittà studios in Rome and directed by Warhol acolyte, Paul Morrissey. But irrespective of who did what and why, the main thing about this one is that it's a bona fide trash classic of the very best kind.

Its blood and guts galore and transgressive sex all the way. But it's all presented in a camp manner that simply has to be seen to be believed. The acting ranges from insanely over-the-top (Udo Kier) to hilariously under-the-top (Joe Dallesandro). What makes it so very funny is that despite the sheer ridiculousness of proceedings everybody plays it deadpan straight. We have Kier fully committed and out of control as the Nazi-like Baron who dreams of making a new master race; Dallesandro is a local shepherd stud with a hilariously out of place New York accent – he seems more like a Times Square street hustler than a character from the early 19th century; then there is Arno Juering in a bewildering performance as the eye-popping Otto, assistant to the Baron; Monique Van Vooren makes an impression too as the Baron's over-sexed wife/sister; even the couples incestual offspring are memorably creepy, the little girl being the one and only Nicoletta Elmi who appeared in dozens of Italian horror and giallo flicks in the early 70's.

Flesh For Frankenstein was also noteworthy for being one of the members of the infamous video nasty list, which of course was a selection of movies deemed criminally obscene by the British authorities back in the early 80's. It's an example of an entry from this list where you sort of understand why it caused offence in the first place. Not only does it have a healthy dose of explicit gore – including a hilariously over-the-top finale – but it is wilfully transgressive in other outrageous ways with the brother/sister-husband/wife incest plot strand and the baron's necrophiliac behaviour with his zombie creations. Of course, all of this excessive content, funny performances and insane dialogue adds up to a must-see movie for anyone with a passing interest in Euro horror from the schlockier end of the scale. On top of all of this, it's actually a quite handsome looking film, which is perhaps unsurprising given its Cinecittà origins. Suffice to say that all of this adds up to a cult film, truly worthy of the tag. Its additionally well worth seeking out its sister film Blood For Dracula, which is slightly less psychotronic but equally indispensable.

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