Flesh For Frankenstein (1974)

Flesh For Frankenstein


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Incest, necrophilia, and Joe Dallesandro? It must be Andy Warhol. Warhol did indeed co-produce this 1973 schlock spectacular -- originally presented in 3D -- that was directed by Factory fave Paul Morrissey. Starring Udo Kier in the role of "Ze Baron," Flesh for Frankenstein is a horror story for a new 'n' lewd generation. This time around, the mad scientist has created the nymphomaniacally-inclined Adam and Eve, whose mission it is to spawn a new race. Along for the ride --somewhat literally -- … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tonino Guerra
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On DVD: Dec 22, 1998



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Critic Reviews for Flesh For Frankenstein

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | May 15, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Disgusting? Yes. Obscene? Oh, certainly. Likely to deprave and corrupt? Paul Morrissey absolutely hopes so. And above all else, wildly funny.

Full Review… | July 25, 2010
Antagony & Ecstasy

The copious entrails-spillage is lyrically positioned for the 3-D effects

Full Review… | February 6, 2010

Audience Reviews for Flesh For Frankenstein

One of the best midnight movies, I would have loved to see this in theater back in the day in 3D. Udo Kier is brilliantly creepy and hilarious.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

One of the worst Frankenstein movies I've seen. Warhol's vampire movie is much better. Still, it's not that horrible, it's okay.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer


This is the heartwarming tale of an incestuous necrophiliac doctor (Udo Kier)who is building a pair of humans to procreate a whole race of...well, I'm not really sure what or for what purpose. Some of the most bizarre scenes you will ever see.

Oh my...where to begin? The part where the good doctor is married to his sex maniac sister (Monique Van Vooren)? Or the part where they have two children that come across as more sinister versions of Wednesday and Pugsley Addams? Or the part where the doctor gets it on with his female creation, first by putting his hand in her gut and massaging her entrails while his eyes roll back in his head and he moans in ecstasy, then having "conventional" intercourse with her dead body, while berating his servant as a filthy pervert for wanting to watch? Or maybe when the servant has his own way with the female creation by licking her freshly-sewn abdominal scar? Or maybe the scene where the good doctor's wife/sister noisily sucks the armpit of houseservant Joe Dallesandro during a sexual encounter, while the children spy on them through the window? After a view of Joe's nude form, I can't say that his armpit would be the first part I would be attracted to. To each her own, I guess.

I think my favorite part is when the doctor (not actually ever referred to as Frankenstein, but only "Baron") describes his plans for his male and female creations to reproduce while music box-style tinkley music plays softly in the background.

I could also go into the terrible acting or the complete lack of believable scenery or the laughable gore effects. Or maybe while everybody else has thick German accents, Joe has his normal New York accent, even though he's supposed to have lived with these people all his life. But I shouldn't be giving EVERYTHING away, should I?

I'm tempted to give this more stars just because it's so damn bizarre that it almost is worth seeing...but not quite. My only regret is that I never got to see it in its original 3-D format.

Cindy I

Super Reviewer

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