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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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Paul Morrissey
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe Dallesandro ... Nicholas, the stableboy
Monique van Vooren ... Baroness Katrin Frankenstein
Udo Kier ... Baron Frankenstein
Arno Jürging ... Otto, the Baron's assistant
Dalila Di Lazzaro ... Female Monster
Srdjan Zelenovic Srdjan Zelenovic ... Sacha / Male Monster
Nicoletta Elmi ... Monica, the Baron's daughter
Marco Liofredi Marco Liofredi ... Erik, the Baron's son
Liù Bosisio Liù Bosisio ... Olga, the maid
Fiorella Masselli Fiorella Masselli ... Large prostitute
Cristina Gaioni ... Farmer, Nicholas' girlfriend
Rosita Torosh ... Sonia, the prostitute
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Farmer
Imelde Marani Imelde Marani ... Blonde prostitute
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 March 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein See more »

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 ...
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"Make Him Unconscious!"
28 January 2012 | by cwhaskellSee all my reviews

Director, Producer, and intentions aside, movies age however they age. This is the plight of the creative team behind any work of art, and films are no exception. Watching this movie nearly 40 years after it was made, without knowing much about Andy Warhol or anything about Paul Morissey, the best I can do is review this film on what I see:

It's hilarious! I hope that was the intent. The dialog is campy and ridiculous, the acting is over the top, the subject matter is disturbing, the gore is pretty extreme, and the story is pretty far from the touching, haunting tale that Shelley originally penned.

It is a macabre comedy of power gone unchecked (as well as inbreeding, necrophilia, organs fetishes, just for starters!) with pretty great bloody special effects and super creepy children. So, you know, a family film.

Rating: 26/40


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