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Frankenstein '80 (1972)

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A mad scientist creates a monster called "Mosaico," who breaks out of the laboratory to hunt down and kill beautiful women.

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Karl Schein
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Dr. Otto Frankenstein
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Inspector Schneider
Xiro Papas ...
Mosaic - the Frankenstein Monster
Dalila Di Lazzaro ...
Sonia (as Dalila Parker)
Roberto Fizz ...
Professor Schwarz (as Bob Fiz)
Dada Gallotti ...
Butcher
Marisa Traversi ...
Second Prostitute
Lemmy Carson ...
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Marco Mariani ...
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Luigi Bonos ...
Hobo
Enrico Rossi ...
First Investigator
Fulvio Mingozzi ...
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Umberto Amambrini ...
Vice Straus
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...
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A mad scientist creates a monster called "Mosaico," who breaks out of the laboratory to hunt down and kill beautiful women.

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12 December 1972 (Italy)  »

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The horniest Frankestein monster ever!
2 January 2008 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is yet another of a strange series of films that attempted to combine Frankenstein's monster and eroticism (because, of course, nothing is more sexy than a monstrous amalgamation of reanimated dead tissue). Naturally, this cycle of films was mostly Italian with some German and American co-productions here and there (and Spaniard Jess Franco making his typically insane contribution with "The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein"). The best of these films was probably "Flesh for Frankenstein" with honorable mention going to "Lady Frankenstein". This is probably the worst--or at least the most offensive--film of the cycle.

Dr. Frankenstein has stolen a formula from another doctor that prevents the rejection of transplanted organs. For reasons that eluded me in the English language soundtrack, he uses it to create a reanimated monster he calls "Mosaic". "Mosaic" is the horniest Frankenstein monster ever. All he does is bone women--sometimes literally: he brains his first victim, a female butcher, with a giant bone then has his way with her lifeless body. This movie is more ridiculous than offensive though. Like when the monster steals money from the doctor to buy a prostitute, who he ends up raping and strangling anyway.

The movie has a couple washed up American and English actors (Jon Richardson and Gordon Mitchell). The monster is a played by a Greek wrestler with scarry goop plastered on his face (which strangely doesn't seem to alarm any of the women he encounters). The women all have nice bodies, but are otherwise bordering on unattractive. The only recognizable face is Dalila DiLazzaro, an Italian beauty who actually got to play the bride of Frankenstein the very next year in "Flesh for Frankenstein", and went on to appear in "Night Train Murders", "The Pyjama Girl Case", and Dario Argento's "Phenomenon", all of which are infinitely better movies than this one. This is only for die-hard Frankenstein sex fans I'm afraid.


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