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Flesh for Frankenstein
Directed by Paul Morrissey • 1973 • United States
Starring Joe Dallesandro, Monique Van Vooren, Udo Kier
Underground maverick and Andy Warhol collaborator Paul Morrissey (CHELSEA GIRLS) reimagines Mary Shelley’s modern myth, infusing it with satiric wit and sexuality in this outré, baroquely stylized cult sensation. His take on the tale of the mad Baron Frankenstein (the one and only Udo Kier) and the perverse creative urges that lead him to deranged experiments with dead bodies in order to create a master race is a riot of kinky transgression and subversive social commentary that took horror cinema in bold new directions by fusing exploitation thrills with an ironic, postmodern reflexivity.