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The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein + guest Stephen Thrower

The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein

The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein + talk

Date: Wednesday 19 September 2012

Doors: 7pm

Venue: Horse Hospital

Address: Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD

Price: £7 / £5 concs

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As part of Scala Beyond, Electric Sheep and Strange Attractor present Jess Franco’s The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (La Maldici&#243n de Frankenstein, 1972) + guest Stephen Thrower.

Bizarre even by the exotic standards of Spanish exploitation maestro Jess Franco, The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein is a lurid high point in his monumental filmography. Attempting to summarise the plot will only scramble your mind, but this rich, wild, cross-genre cocktail features a tortured, silver Frankenstein’s monster, the mesmeric Count Cagliostro and his screeching feather-covered birdwoman lover, hordes of undead sadomasochistic zombies, mind control, torture dungeons, beautiful women, beefcake men, gorgeous locations, and a storming soundtrack of free jazz, library music and synth-burble. Bring a spare brain in case yours burns out after this one.

We’re also thrilled to have Stephen Thrower in the house – the author of Beyond Terror, Eyeball and Nightmare USA will talk to Virginie Sélavy and Mark Pilkington about Jess Franco’s life and films as a taster for his new book on the filmmaker, forthcoming from FAB Press.

Scala Beyond is a 6-week nationwide film season dedicated to all forms of cinema exhibition that will run from 8 August to 29 September 2012. Check their Scala Beyond website for the full programme and Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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4 Comments

  1. What version of the film is this? Is this the version with the English dub, or is this one of the innumerable spanish version cuts?

  2. A simple enquiry from a potential customer, and nobody can be bothered to reply to it.

  3. Sorry, the person who can answer your question is away right now, hence the delay in getting back to you. We’ll have an answer for you soon.

  4. Here’s the answer to your query: It’s 85 mins long, Spanish with English subs.