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Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

R | | Horror | 17 March 1974 (USA)
Baron Frankenstein creates two "zombies" - one male, one female - planning to mate them in order to create a master race.

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Complete credited cast:
... Nicholas, the stableboy
... Baroness Katrin Frankenstein
... Baron Frankenstein
... Otto, the Baron's assistant
... Female Monster
Srdjan Zelenovic ... Sacha / Male Monster
... Monica, the Baron's daughter
Marco Liofredi ... Erik, the Baron's son
Liù Bosisio ... Olga, the maid
Fiorella Masselli ... Large prostitute
... Farmer, Nicholas' girlfriend
... Sonia, the prostitute
Carla Mancini ... Farmer
Imelde Marani ... Blonde prostitute
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In Serbia, Baron Frankenstein lives with the Baroness and their two children. 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, 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>

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

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$450,000 (estimated)
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The gory special effects are an early example of the work of Carlo Rambaldi who would later go on to create E.T. See more »

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Frankenstein created his zombies out of selected pieces of various people, and wanted to breed them to get offspring. However, regardless of the body parts he selected for each zombie, the offspring would only be a product of the reproductive organs, so choosing good brains/legs/arms etc would have made no difference at all. See more »

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Baron Frankenstein: Make him unconscious, but don't kill him, or damage his head in any way. I need his brain for my zombie! I am sure it has the right instincts we want!
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Version of Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) See more »

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Udo at his best
19 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

To begin honestly, FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN isn't for all tastes. However, the film and brother, BLOOD FOR Dracula, are great treats to genuine horror movie buffs. Surprisingly, for some reason the latter, as offensive as the former was not listed as a 'Video Nasty'. These two films were made back to back (a la Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions) and by the same cast and crew and exploited Andy Warhol's name for distribution.

If you have a fondness for cheesy, funny and gory decadence, then you'll love this film. Plus Udo Kier is and Arno Juerging are great in their roles. The fabulous line – To know Death Otto, you first have to f**k life in the gall bladder – was a bloomer influenced by Last Tango in Paris, but was so funny, director (Paul Morrisey) left it in.

As a passing note, I remember seeing both Ace Ventura and Blade in the cinema for the first time and loudly saying 'It's UDO!' when he appeared.


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