Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Arno Juerging

Lets begin this year with some cineastic. Splatterbuffs certainly are aware of Andy Warhols Frankenstein and - Dracula, drastic reinterpretations of the famous tales (avoid the German DVD releases, they are cut!). Both have German actors in the main roles, Udo Kier as lead and Arno Juerging in servant roles. While Kier continue to act till this day on both sides of the big sea, its difficult to trace Juerging which stuck in my head for his outragious performances in both movies. IMDB lists only a few movies for him and its said that he commited suicide shortly after the release of the two horror movies, which cant be true -at least regarding the point of time- because I found traces at least till 1984 (which can be just the release year). There is an Arnold Jürging in the German comedy Didi Der Doppelgänger, and here is a clip featuring him again in a supporting role:


  1. Thank you so much for this. I have been trying to find out what's happened to him since the horror films and yours is the first helpful tidbit.

  2. wow, same here, great work finding this and thank you!

  3. On the Criterion/Image Entertainment dvd of Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula Udo Kier in his commentary states that Arno Juerging committed suicide because he was depressed over the death of his mother. He did not name a date or place of death.