*version under review is the 87-minute Spanish-language cut
for Frankenstein is loaded with patented Franco strangeness. Aided by the joint talents of Lina Romay, Michelle Bauer
and Analia Ivars, Jess crafts a highly peculiar mixture of DIY horror
and kitsch melodrama.
arranges and captures the space in a scene where a dreadlocked dr.
Frankenstein appears behind a blood-streaked windowpane. During his digital period, Franco was more then ever interested in
for Frankenstein being prime example - glowing amber lights when Lina discovers the creature (Michelle Bauer) her father
has created, cold blues during the transfusion scenes of Lina feeding
the victims' life energy into her sex-starved monster. As Lust
for Frankenstein was
partially shot on actual film, we're treated to rich colour hues,
especially lovely in the cutaway exterior shots of the foliage Jess
seemed so fond of interspersing his stories with.