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Release Date:
17 March 1974 (USA) See more »
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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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  (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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Rated R for bizarre violence and sexuality, and for language (re-release: 1992)
95 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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)

Did You Know?

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 »
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 »
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 »
Movie Connections:
Version of Life Without Soul (1915)See more »


The ending.. What happens?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Trashy fun, 11 April 2012
Author: Dave from Ottawa from Canada

This messy little splatter-fest was heavily censored in most markets back in the 70s and fully restored its wildly lurid visuals can still shock. The movie is all about the visuals and the splatter, and is so over the top that it gets a bit silly. The exploitation elements of the Frankenstein story - the grave-robbing, the obsessive experiments in mad science - have never been this wildly exploited and manage to straddle spoofery and shock cinema about equally well. This is not to say that this is in any way a good movie. It's almost a joke on the audience. The script is complete trash, straight out of a bad Gothic novel and probably meant to be laughed at, but played straight-faced by the film's 'actors'. The 'acting' is pretty horrible. Udo Keir is his usual creepy Eurotrash self and even moderately effective in a one-note performance, but he's the only cast member who has any business being in a period piece. Everybody else, especially Warhol protégé and gay icon Joe Dallesandro, is just too urban-contemporary (not to mention inexperienced) to pull off a 19th century look or 19th century speech. The women look decorative and shed their tops fairly often, but don't look for a romantic subplot or a strong female character because there aren't any. As straight-forward drama, this movie would get about 1/2 a star.

My rating is based on its effectiveness as an exercise in subverting audience expectations and slamming the Gothic horror genre which, after 15 straight years of Hammer and Roger Corman, had become a bit ripe.

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