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Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

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Running Time
1 hour, 35 minutes

Country USA, Italy, France

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Other Titles
• Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (1973)
• Andy Warhol's Young Frankenstein (1973)
• The Devil and Dr. Frankenstein (1973)
• Frankenstein (1973)
• The Frankenstein Experiment (1974)
• Up Frankenstein (1973)

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Genre: Drama, Horror, Monsters, Cult Classic, Doctor, Gore, Mad Scientists, Gay/Lesbian

Tagline: We dare you to see...

Plot: With Andy Warhol lending his name as "producer," longtime filmmaking associate Paul Morrissey (FLESH, TRASH, HEAT) turned in the first of two uncompromisingly idiosyncratic convention-shattering interpretations of classic horror tales starring the suitably demented Udo Kier, who was previously unknown to American audiences. Dr. Frankenstein (played straightfaced and earnestly deadpanned by Kier) pieces together male and female monsters, eventually lacking only the perfect "Serbian nasum." Frankenstein lives in false marital bliss with his detached and malcontent wife-sister and two sinister children, perpetually peeking in on the forbidden experiments of Frankenstein and the equally forbidden sexual liaisons of Mme. Frankenstein with the local peasant stud (Joe Dallesandro). When Frankenstein and his blithering assistant steal the head from a local peasant, their carefully laid plans run afoul, no thanks to the interference of the peasant’s friend (madame’s lover). Filmed in the famous Cinecitta by a crew of Italian master filmmakers, FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN is suffused with the crumbling glamour of old Italian films, paying homage to while simultaneously parodying the earnest and stark visual and psychological beauty of the old horror films on which it is based. Morrissey’s

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 Directed by
Antonio Margheriti
Blood for Dracula, Yor, the Hunter from the Future, Cannibal Apocalypse
Paul Morrissey
Blood for Dracula, Trash, Heat
 Written by
Tonino Guerra
Amarcord, Nostalghia, Beyond the Clouds
Paul Morrissey
Blood for Dracula, Trash, Heat
Udo Kier
Blade, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dogville
Joe Dallesandro
The Limey, Cry-Baby, Blood for Dracula
Monique van Vooren
Sugar Cookies
Arno Juerging
Blood for Dracula, Sieben Tage Frist
Dalila Di Lazzaro
Phenomena, Trois hommes à abattre, Don't Ride on Late Night Trains
Nicoletta Elmi
Demons, A Bay of Blood, The Torture Chamber of Baron Blood
 Music By
Claudio Gizzi
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