Maverick filmmaker Paul Morrissey’s Flesh for Frankenstein reevaluates the horror film, infusing it with satiric wit and sexuality. Morrissey’s tale of the mad Baron Frankenstein and his perverse creative urges was heavily edited upon initial release; this is the restored director’s cut—fully intact after 25 years—in a widescreen transfer. —The Criterion Collection
Paul Morrissey (born February 23, 1938, New York City) is an American film director, best-known for his association with Andy Warhol.
Morrissey attended Ampleforth College and Fordham University, both Roman Catholic schools, and later served in the United States Army. A political conservative and self-described “right-winger”, who has publicly protested against what he perceives as immorality and “anti-Catholicism”, Morrissey’s long-term collaboration with the low-keyed, apparently apolitical Warhol was viewed by many as “a successful mismatch”, although both men did share some traits, i.e. both were practising Catholics from “ethnic” backgrounds (Warhol was of Slovakian descent and Morrissey is of Irish descent).
Morrissey’s bold, avant-garde direction in filmmaking is often attributed to his relationship with Warhol and The Factory, although Morrissey claimed in his memoir, Factory Days, that this is not the case. —Wikipedia
Antonio Margheriti (19 September 1930 – 4 November 2002), also known under the pseudonym Anthony M. Dawson, was a prolific Italian filmmaker. He was born in Rome and died in 2002 from a heart attack in Monterosi, Viterbo, near Rome at the age of 72.
Margheriti started out in the Italian film industry in 1956 as a screenwriter. He started directing in 1960, his first film being “Assignment Outer Space”. Margheriti is known for his science fiction, horror, spaghetti western and action movies. He was the director of such cult movies as Cannibal Apocalypse, Castle of Blood, The Virgin of Nuremberg, Assignment Outer Space, Wild Wild Planet, Naked You Die, Mr. Super Invisible, The Last Hunter, Battle of the Worlds and numerous others. Most of his films were directed under the pseudonym of Anthony M. Dawson. He stopped using his real name in the USA early in his career, when he realized the English translation of the name “Antonio Margheriti” was “Anthony Daisies”, and he thought it… read more
Oh, how I love this trashy, sick film. It's exquisitely beautiful and well-made on an artistic level while reveling in sleaze and intentional hilarity. Anyone who criticizes this film for being a "bad movie", as I did the first time I saw it, is missing the point. It's an easy mistake to make. I like it a lot better than Blood for Dracula, which feels rather cheap and rushed in comparison, but both are essential.
A look at posters in which actors are absent and the title treatment is king.