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40 Days of Halloween Part 21: Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein

Posted by invizweb on October 13, 2012

Courtesy of WikiPedia

Original Title:  Flesh for Frankenstein

Director: Paul Morrissey

Starring: Udo Kier, Monique van Vooren and Joe Dallesandro

Writers: Paul Morrissey, Tonino Guerra and Pat Hackett

Producers: Andy Warhol, Andrew Braunsberg, Louis Peraino, Carlo Ponti and Jean-Pierre Rassam

Studios:  Braunsberg Productions, Carlo Ponti Cinematografica, Rassam Productions and Yanne et Rassam

Distributor: Bryanston Distributing

Run Time:  1 hr 35 min (95 min)

Based on:  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

***SPOILER ALERT~!

I don’t know if I got the overall joke of this Andy Warhol/Paul Morrisey movie.  The costumes and sets were lavish, in contrast to the innards displayed throughout the film and the conditions they were subjected to.  There were parts where I smiled and nodded but overall the excessive gore of this film feels unnecessary at points.   Such was the case of masturbating and penetrating the unstitched torso wound of “the female zombie.”  Some of the lines were written and delivered woodenly but I know that was to add to the camp factor.  In conclusion, the film was fine but I would not watch it again.

***1/4

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