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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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Did You Know?


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 »


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!
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was cut by around 8 minutes on its initial release in 1973. Despite a lesser cut (2 minutes 8 secs) version being shown at London's Scala cinema 10 years later, the video certificate was withheld after the film became one of the infamous "DPP 72" list of video nasties. It eventually secured a UK video release in 1996 - minus 56 seconds of cuts to shots of the Baron smearing blood across the breasts of a female corpse and sexually caressing the body - and was finally granted a full uncut certificate in March 2006. See more »


Featured in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »


The House of Ill Fame
Composed by Claudio Gizzi
Conducted by Claudio Gizzi
Courtesy by RCA
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Seventies trash classic!
27 April 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

I re-watched 'Flesh For Frankenstein' last week for the first time in years, and I enjoyed it even more this time than I did the last. This movie just gets better and better as the years go by. A sensational mixture of gore, humour, horror, sex and subversion. They really DON'T make them like this anymore! Udo Kier had several movies under his belt before this including the hugely underrated 'Mark Of The Devil', but his unforgettable role here, and in Paul Morrissey's companion piece 'Blood For Dracula', sealed his fate forever as one of the living legends of trash and exploitation movies. This is absolutely essential viewing for cult/horror/black comedy fans. A true classic!

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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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2.35 : 1
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