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Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

Baron Frankenstein creates two "zombies" - one male, one female - planning to mate them in order to create a master race.


Paul Morrissey




Complete credited cast:
Joe Dallesandro ... Nicholas / farmhand
Monique van Vooren ... Baroness Katrin Frankenstein / Frankenstein's wife / sister
Udo Kier ... Baron Frankenstein
Arno Jürging ... Otto / Baron's Assistant
Dalila Di Lazzaro ... Female Monster
Srdjan Zelenovic Srdjan Zelenovic ... Sacha / Male Monster
Nicoletta Elmi ... Monica / Baron's Daughter
Marco Liofredi Marco Liofredi ... Erik / Baron's Son
Liù Bosisio Liù Bosisio ... Olga / Maid
Carla Mancini ... Farmer
Cristina Gaioni ... Female Farmer / Nicholas' Girlfriend
Fiorella Masselli Fiorella Masselli ... Biba / Large Prostitute
Rosita Torosh ... Sonia / Prostitute
Imelde Marani ... Blonde Prostitute


In Serbia, middle-aged Baron Frankenstein lives with the Baroness Katrin, his wife/sister and their two teenage children, Monica and Erik. 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, farmhand boy and 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Brings The Horror Off The Screen... And Into Your Lap. See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bizarre violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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Originally filmed in 3D, although most presentations found today are in 2D. See more »


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 »


Otto, the Baron's assistant: [Otto forces his hand into the female monster's stomach, killing her] And now i get into you, i have to get in.
Otto, the Baron's assistant: [Otto realizes what he did] Sh... she... she's ruined.
Baron Frankenstein: [Baron Frankenstein enters the room] It's not true, no. It can't be true, what are you doing to me. You destroyed my female, you put your dirty hands on her.
Otto, the Baron's assistant: But you went into her Baron...
Baron Frankenstein: [Baron Frankenstein strangles Otto] Bastard! I studied how to do it, i know how to do it. You don't... With your clumsy hands. Everything... I cannot ...
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Alternate Versions

A 3D video version was released by 3-D TV Corp. See more »


Featured in Celluloid Horror (2004) See more »


Love and Death
Composed by Claudio Gizzi
Conducted by Claudio Gizzi
Courtesy by RCA
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Gorgeous erotic/Gothic film
19 November 2013 | by FalconeerSee all my reviews

I'm surprised that so few people have mentioned the beautiful cinematography of "Flesh for Frankenstein." Director Paul Morrisey went to great extents to model his film after the works of Luchino Visconti and other prolific Italian directors of the time. Of course to appreciate it, you must see it in it's original widescreen picture ratio. Featuring a lush, dreamlike feel that is helped along by a gorgeous and haunting music score, and top notch costumes. The gore, although extreme, possesses a kind of poetry, and i can imagine such sexually eroticized violence must have caused quite a controversy in the UK, at the time of release. Udo Kier is superb in his maniacal portrayal of Dr. Frankenstein, and the changes and additions to the Mary Shelley novel are for once, very smart and a welcome addition to an already great tale. Aside from the 1933 film "Bride of Frankenstein," this is my absolute favorite screen version of the Frankenstein monster. Excellent film!

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Release Date:

17 March 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein See more »


Box Office


$450,000 (estimated)
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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