Frankenhooker

Frankenhooker

Frank Henenlotter (1990)

80min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A terrifying tale of sluts and bolts! Cult director Frank Henenlotter (of Basket Case notoriety) sewed together one of his best lampoons with this madcap gore parody revealing his usual bad taste and warped sense of humour. Mad inventor James Lorinz accidentally chops up his girlfriend in a power lawnmower accident, saves her head and finds body parts to remake her from prostitutes addicted to the supercrack drug he's developed. Although paying nifty homage to the bizarre sexy shockers of Spanish director Jesus Franco, and deliberately pushing cartoon violence to the limit, Henenlotter's trump card is Lorinz, who turns in a charismatic central performance laden with wit and pathos.

Summary

A scientist accidentally kills his girlfriend, so comes up with a grisly plan to bring her back to life. He blows up a hotel room full of prostitutes and uses the corpses to build a new body he can attach her severed head to. However, his resurrected creation is soon killing people, and a furious pimp is looking for revenge. Comedy horror, starring James Lorinz and Patty Mullen.

Cast & Crew

Jeffrey Franken James Lorinz
Elizabeth Shelley Patty Mullen
Zorro Joseph Gonzalez
Jeffrey's mother Louise Lasser
Honey Charlotte Helmkamp
Crystal Lia Chang
Angel Jennifer Delora
Spike Shirley Stoler
Director Frank Henenlotter
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Medusa Communications LtdGuidance: Swearing, drug abuse, nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama