Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Frankenhooker

"Frankenhooker" (1998, Frank Henenlotter, Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment) is exactly what you think it is.

Another "All Night Horror Madness" night at the Grosvenor cinema, another gem of a horror comedy.

Completely inane, but still funny. We meet Jeffrey Franken (James Lorinz) who is a science geek electrician meddling with biology (despite being thrown out of medical school) and his 'tubby' (read wearing an unconvincing fat suit) but hot girlfriend, Elizabeth (Patty Mullen). Unfortunately, at her dad's birthday party, Elizabeth is killed by a freak lawnmower accident which completely dismembers her.

Going further round the twist, Franken concocts a plan to rebuild his bride to be using body parts from other women. Naturally, the best way to get body parts is to kill a bunch of hookers. I'm sure he wouldn't get any STD's off of his new girlfriend now....

The humour is very B-movie and the gore is over the top and silly (just as it should be!).

Lorinz's mad scientist is great fun and who doesn't love an exploding hooker mannequin? But Patty Mullen steals the show with her hilarious undead facial expressions and monster act!

Just a bit of fun!

[Image: Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment]
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