Four Brains one Movie episode 18|23, Part Two, “Flesh for Frankenstein” (1973) and “Blood for Dracula” (1974)


 

In this podcast, Dan Pullen and Bradley J Kornish are joined once again by a favorite guest of ours Author/Cartoonist/Filmmaker Ricky Sprague. We will be exploring the depths of depravity that lie within the Morrissey/Warhol/Udo Keir classics from the 1970’s “Blood for Dracula” (1974) and “Flesh for Frankenstein”(1973)

At ‘Four Brains one Movie’ we have a tendency to talk about ‘fucked-up-films’ especially those that leave, or have left a lasting impression. One of these films, ‘Flesh for Frankenstein’, I have a history with: Watching the film ‘Flesh for Frankenstein’ in 3D as a young impressionable 13 year old, I was basically doomed to have flashbacks of this film for the rest of my life (I actually watched it 2 times in a row). This is not a bad thing, and it sure beats having flashbacks to ‘Herbie Goes Bananas’ (seen around the same time). But it gave me a helluva high bar to beat for its level of questionable activity, bloodletting, and murder and mayhem.

We cover both movies in this two part podcast. We get a chance to discuss Udo Keir’s brilliant over-the-top performances, my childhood traumas and that famous ‘Gallbladder’ scene in ‘Flesh for Frankenstein.

We love these movies, both are a virtual treasure trove of macabre images, wonderfully campy bits of insanity, and especially in the case of ‘Blood for Dracula” beautifully shot scenes and a really great soundtrack.

Below are lots of goodies for you to explore along with the show including clips, trailers and interviews.

As usual, the movie info below is culled from different movie wiki’s, I take no credit for any goodness. Also, from what I can tell, both films are licensed and not ‘public domain’ films. you can find some streams on Youtube and elsewhere, but t I am not sure about the legitimacy of those versions. There are also some Blu-ray editions, but I cannot say with certainty that they are worth the investment.

The Guest

Writer/Cartoonist Ricky Sprague

Ricky on Amazon

Kolchak: Dawn of the Demons

Ricky on Twitter

THE FILMS

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MOVIE INFO

 

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“Flesh for Frankenstein” (1973)

 

written and directed by Paul Morrissey

Cast

 

Joe Dallesandro Nicholas Stableboy
Udo Kier Baron von Frankenstein
Monique van Vooren Baroness Katrin Frankenstein
Arno Juerging Otto The Baron’s assistant
Dalila Di Lazzaro Female monster
Srdjan Zelenovic Sacha/Male monster Nicholas’ friend
Marco Liofredi Erik The Baron’s son
Liù Bosisio Olga Maid
Nicoletta Elmi Monica The Baron’s daughter
Cristina Gaioni Farmer Nicholas’ girlfriend
Cristina Gaioni Sonia Prostitute

 

CLIPS, TRAILERS and INTERVIEWS

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“Blood for Dracula” (1974)

 

written and directed by Paul Morrissey

Cast

Udo Kier as Count Dracula
Joe Dallesandro as Mario Balato, the worker
Arno Juerging as Anton, Dracula’s manservant
Vittorio de Sica as Il Marchese di Fiore
Maxime McKendry as La Marchesa di Fiore
Milena Vukotic as Esmeralda
Dominique Darel as Saphiria
Stefania Casini as Rubinia
Silvia Dionisio as Perla
Roman Polański (uncredited) as man in tavern

 

CLIPS, TRAILERS and INTERVIEWS

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