3.3/10
758
26 user 54 critic

Blackenstein (1973)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1973 (USA)
Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who ... See full summary »

Director:

William A. Levey
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When a scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, it accidentally turns him into an albino vampire with a taste for prostitutes.

Director: William Crain
Stars: Bernie Casey, Rosalind Cash, Marie O'Henry
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A flabby black comedian defends his community from attacks by stereotyped whites.

Director: Cliff Roquemore
Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, Lady Reed, Jimmy Lynch
Blacula (1972)
Fantasy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

Director: William Crain
Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas
Contamination (1980)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

Director: Luigi Cozzi
Stars: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé
Penitentiary (1979)
Crime | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's ... See full summary »

Director: Jamaa Fanaka
Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White, Thomas M. Pollard
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The vampire Mamuwalde (Blacula) is stirred by African voodoo, and is forced to kill again.

Director: Bob Kelljan
Stars: William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier
Vicious Lips (1986)
Horror | Music | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Sometime in the distant future, a fledgling band gets an opportunity for a breakthrough, if they can make it in time to a faraway planet to perform in a very popular club.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Dru-Anne Perry, Gina Calabrese, Linda Kerridge
Dolemite (1975)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs, and guns in his trunk and got him sentenced to 20 years in jail. One day, Queen B and a... See full summary »

Director: D'Urville Martin
Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin, Jerry Jones
Abby (1974)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A possession film about a marriage counselor who becomes possessed by a Demon of Sexuality, when her father in law, an Exorcist, freed it while in Africa. He returns home, along with his ... See full summary »

Director: William Girdler
Stars: Carol Speed, William Marshall, Terry Carter
Sugar Hill (1974)
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats voodoo queen Mama Maitresse to call on Baron Samedi, Lord of the Dead, for help with a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Maslansky
Stars: Marki Bey, Robert Quarry, Don Pedro Colley
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

After being released, a wrongfully imprisoned black man exacts vengeance on those who've crossed him via the power of his newly sentient penis, which may or may not be the result of an experiment gone wrong.

Director: Jamaa Fanaka
Stars: Marlo Monte, Reatha Grey, Stan Kamber
Killer Nun (1979)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital,... See full summary »

Director: Giulio Berruti
Stars: Anita Ekberg, Paola Morra, Alida Valli
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hart ... Dr. Stein
Ivory Stone Ivory Stone ... Dr. Winifred Walker
Joe De Sue Joe De Sue ... Eddie Turner (as Joe DeSue)
Roosevelt Jackson Roosevelt Jackson ... Malcomb
Andrea King ... Eleanor
Nick Bolin Nick Bolin ... Bruno Stragor
Karin Lind Karin Lind ... Hospital Supervisor
Yvonne Robinson Yvonne Robinson ... Hospital Receptionist
John Dennis ... Hospital Attendant (as Bob Brophy)
Liz Renay ... Couple in Bed
Gerald Soucie Gerald Soucie ... Couple in Bed (as Jerry Soucie)
Beverly Haggerty Beverly Haggerty ... Couple in Car
Daniel Fauré Daniel Fauré ... Couple in Car (as Daniel Faure)
Andy C Andy C ... Nightclub Comedian (as Andy 'C')
Cardella Di Milo Cardella Di Milo ... Nightclub Singer (as Cardella DeMilo)
Edit

Storyline

Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who has fallen in love with Eddie's fiance) switches Eddie's DNA injections, transforming him into a gigantic killer. Written by Scott Murdock <scott@blairlake.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

To Stop This Mutha Takes One Bad Brutha See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Frankenstein See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Both director William Levey and actor John Hart have stated that Joe De Sue was actually a one-time client of producer Frank R. Saletri, a former criminal lawyer trying to break into show business. See more »

Goofs

The ranks of the policemen are listed incorrectly in the credits. James Cousar is listed as Police Sgt. 'Jackson', although he plays Police Lieutenant Jim Jackson. Don Brodie is simply listed as Police Lieutenant, although he plays Police Captain Tucker in the film. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits roll in reverse: downwards instead of the usual upwards. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Save the Green Planet! (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Divertimento No. 17, K. 334, v. Menuetto
(uncredited)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Fritz Reiner
Plays during the dinner scene with Dr. Walker and Dr. Stein at 0:08:05.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Don't blame Sam !!!!
23 September 1999 | by Mark_D-2See all my reviews

After the huge success of "Blacula", Sam Arkoff made plans for a similar knock-off called "Blackenstein". In the meanwhile, write-producer Frank Salteri decides to beat him to the proverbial punch by taking the Black Frankenstein concept, dashing out something resembling a script, gathering together a considerably less than stellar cast (including ex-mob moll Liz Renay and a couple of 40's has-beens who appear to have needed some extra bucks to pay the phone bill that month), and spending what appears to be about $30, slaps out one of the worst pieces of cinematic drek to have ever played inside the confines of a movie theater. If the wooden acting and laughably inept gore effects don't get you, how about the inappropriate musical and stand-up comedy routines (such as they are), or the long-shot camera work during crucial scenes, or how the title character shuffles about with his arms outstretched, just like every parody of Frankenstein you've ever seen.

For years, Sam Arkoff has taken the blame for this cinematic blunder. Sam: A lot of people owe you a hell of a big apology!!!!


10 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed