Andy Warhol's Frankenstein Reviews

  • Jul 13, 2019

    There's some delight in this gory and comic film, one of the many parodies on the famous story. Fans of trashy but elegant movies will certainly appreciate it.

    There's some delight in this gory and comic film, one of the many parodies on the famous story. Fans of trashy but elegant movies will certainly appreciate it.

  • Apr 21, 2019

    This one of those movies that the critics tell us we should like, but in reality most of us came out saying meh. The above numbers don't lie.

    This one of those movies that the critics tell us we should like, but in reality most of us came out saying meh. The above numbers don't lie.

  • Apr 28, 2018

    i thought this was really funny stuff . i wonder if andy made any more movies like this one

    i thought this was really funny stuff . i wonder if andy made any more movies like this one

  • Jun 26, 2016

    It's cheesy and, at points, just flat out bad, but Paul Morrissey's Flesh of Frankenstein is a provocative and intentionally nasty film that tested the acceptance of graphic content at the time.

    It's cheesy and, at points, just flat out bad, but Paul Morrissey's Flesh of Frankenstein is a provocative and intentionally nasty film that tested the acceptance of graphic content at the time.

  • Jun 03, 2016

    One of my favorite Morrissey/Warhol movies. So insanely funny on many levels and played to the hilt by Udo Kier and Joe Dallesandro. Wish they had more like this...

    One of my favorite Morrissey/Warhol movies. So insanely funny on many levels and played to the hilt by Udo Kier and Joe Dallesandro. Wish they had more like this...

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    Joseph B Super Reviewer
    Apr 20, 2016

    Paul Morrisey's 1973 horror film "Flesh for Frankenstein" is a complete mess. Among the film's themes of incest, sexuality, domination and necrophilia, it's extrememly horribly acted and staged. Scenes of violence look incredibly hookey and extremely graphic. The Baron is consumed with the idea of creating a Serbian superrace from corpses to have children because the children he had with his own sister are not good enough. Definitely not a worthwhile movie. It seems much longer than its 94 minute running time.

    Paul Morrisey's 1973 horror film "Flesh for Frankenstein" is a complete mess. Among the film's themes of incest, sexuality, domination and necrophilia, it's extrememly horribly acted and staged. Scenes of violence look incredibly hookey and extremely graphic. The Baron is consumed with the idea of creating a Serbian superrace from corpses to have children because the children he had with his own sister are not good enough. Definitely not a worthwhile movie. It seems much longer than its 94 minute running time.

  • May 28, 2015

    Very funny and satirical and for some maybe a bit too black in its comedy approach but its wickedly entertaining and the acting works in a very bad, strange and compelling way. Shock Horror at its best.

    Very funny and satirical and for some maybe a bit too black in its comedy approach but its wickedly entertaining and the acting works in a very bad, strange and compelling way. Shock Horror at its best.

  • Feb 15, 2015

    Despite those stiff acting, quite a story/narrative it was actually.

    Despite those stiff acting, quite a story/narrative it was actually.

  • Feb 06, 2015

    After the cult underground success of Chelsea Girls (1966), Flesh (1968) and Trash (1970), directed Paul Morrissey his producing partner Andy Warhol decided to move away from avant-garde film-making, and do something linear, but still provocative. They headed to Italy to do an adaptation of Frankenstein and an adaptation of Dracula. This came first, and it is very shocking to watch. Baron von Frankenstein (Udo Kier) is in an incestuous marriage with his own sister Katrin (Monique van Vooren), and Frankenstein has aspirations of creating the perfect creature, as he's been disappointed with his current creations, as they don't capture the essence of what he wants, which is a a perfect Serbian. But when randy stableboy Nicholas (Joe Dallesandro) and his friend Sacha (Srdjan Zelenovic) go to a local bordello, Sacha ends up being kidnapped by Frankenstein's assistant Otto (Arno Juerging), who takes him back to Frankenstein, who uses Sacha's head for his new creature. By this point, Nicholas discovers what's happening, but he's having a sexual affair with Katrin, while Frankenstein has a female creation (Dalila Di Lazzaro) for his pleasure. This schlocky and gory horror film has Frankenstein utter the following dialogue, "To know death, Otto, you have to fuck life in the gall bladder!" That kinda sums up the whole tone of the film, and it's no surprise that this was branded as a video nasty in the UK back in the 1980's, but it's gory fun.

    After the cult underground success of Chelsea Girls (1966), Flesh (1968) and Trash (1970), directed Paul Morrissey his producing partner Andy Warhol decided to move away from avant-garde film-making, and do something linear, but still provocative. They headed to Italy to do an adaptation of Frankenstein and an adaptation of Dracula. This came first, and it is very shocking to watch. Baron von Frankenstein (Udo Kier) is in an incestuous marriage with his own sister Katrin (Monique van Vooren), and Frankenstein has aspirations of creating the perfect creature, as he's been disappointed with his current creations, as they don't capture the essence of what he wants, which is a a perfect Serbian. But when randy stableboy Nicholas (Joe Dallesandro) and his friend Sacha (Srdjan Zelenovic) go to a local bordello, Sacha ends up being kidnapped by Frankenstein's assistant Otto (Arno Juerging), who takes him back to Frankenstein, who uses Sacha's head for his new creature. By this point, Nicholas discovers what's happening, but he's having a sexual affair with Katrin, while Frankenstein has a female creation (Dalila Di Lazzaro) for his pleasure. This schlocky and gory horror film has Frankenstein utter the following dialogue, "To know death, Otto, you have to fuck life in the gall bladder!" That kinda sums up the whole tone of the film, and it's no surprise that this was branded as a video nasty in the UK back in the 1980's, but it's gory fun.

  • Sep 30, 2014

    Sometimes camp, sometimes horrific, sometimes naff, sometimes artistic, ultimately hindered by being long-winded.

    Sometimes camp, sometimes horrific, sometimes naff, sometimes artistic, ultimately hindered by being long-winded.