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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Italy | France

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Didn't receive its UK TV premiere until 2009. 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

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 »

Connections

Version of Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

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User Reviews

Sex, murder, art
6 October 2001 | by DJ InfernoSee all my reviews

Paul Morrissey´s film is probably the most unusual adaptation of the well-known Frankenstein-stuff I´ve ever seen! The story is about the mad scientist (likewise to his "Blood for Dracula"-role Udo Kier´s giving another outstanding performance, what makes him being the most culty German actor next to the inimitable Klaus Kinski!), who wants to create two artificial creatures to father some children. However, the experiment runs out of control, his sister/mother of his son and daughter starts having an affair with her servant and finally the whole plot ends in a big disaster... In comparison to James Whale´s "Frankenstein" from 1931 starring horror-icon Boris Karloff there´s nothing left from the romantic charm of the original. Director Paul Morrissey´s movie has created a bizarre and creepy scenario that contains a plenty of blood and guts, grotesque humor, hinted incest and love to dead bodies. Some calm and tender moments are in a gross contrast to the rest of the film. The end is bloody and pretty macabre. After all a very provoking, but nevertheless a really recommended mixture between splatter and art !


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