There were several, vastly different posters created to promote Flesh for Frankenstein (aka Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein, 1973). One had the title cantilevered off the screen and over the audience to promote the 3-D novelty of the film, others featured large portraits of the stars, sexy Joe Dallesandro or the bloodied, lance-pierced Udo Kier. One version prominently displayed a topless female Monster on an upright slab.
The poster shown here, a field of skin with the title captured under stitches, is by far the simplest in the collection, a pure a graphic interpretation of the theme. Similar designs have been used in various configurations on book covers, and the poster for Roger Corman’s Frankenstein Unbound (1990) featured a stitched-up eyeball, but the Warhol film is likely the earliest use of the concept.