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Flesh For Frankenstein

Flesh For Frankenstein (1973)

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Release Date: Mar 17, 1974 Wide

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
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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 --

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Drama, Horror, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Tonino Guerra

Dec 22, 1998

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (1) | DVD (11)

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

July 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

February 6, 2010 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

The film's gross-out climax has the mad-scientist Baron (Udo Kier) screwing his undead Bride on a gurney, then ravaging Marlon Brando with a spot-on parody of Last Tango.

September 1, 2009 Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

To say that the film is for specialized tastes understates the case. It's simply a gloriously decadent, degenerate joke that you either get, or you don't.

March 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It succeeds only in being raunchy.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Morrissey's grotesque, ravishing film situates the Frankenstein story squarely in the world of the Freudian uncanny.

October 20, 2005 Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

pure camp taken to the highest extremes with a careful and purposeful hand

August 21, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

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.
October 29, 2011
Graham Jones

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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.
January 1, 2011
ajv2688

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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.
February 18, 2010
webalina

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I caught some of this on late night TV. Why on Earth would anyone want to sit through 90 minutes of the worst acting, worst direction and worst dialogue you have EVER seen to be rewarded by the sight of unconvincing rubber internal organs covered in scarlet poster paint...? Utter, utter garbage.
November 18, 2009
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