Monday, January 29, 2018

Frankenhooker Movie Review

Frankenhooker is a 1990 horror movie/comedy directed by Frank Henenlotter and starring James Lorinz and Patty Mullen.

Jeffrey(Lorinz) is a young man who loses his fiancee Elizabeth in a lawnmower accident(yes, an accident with a lawnmower!!!)She is torn into pieces. He keeps her head with him. He talks to it and he decides to find other body parts for her. He is going to put her back together. He cruises around looking for hookers to kill. He meets some and he tells them that he needs a few of them. He meets their pimp Zorro and he tells them what he needs. Zorro is a dodgy guy. Jeffrey brews up some super crack and he gets the girls together. They party and they take his super crack. They start to explode. Jeffrey is surrounded by body parts. Zorro is waiting for his girls downstairs. Jeffrey gathers all of the body parts that he needs and takes them back to his lab.

He reanimates Elizabeth(Mullen) with electricity. She knocks him out and wanders off alone. She gets on the subway. Jeffrey wakes up and looks for her. Elizabeth is killing men by causing them to explode. Zorro sees her and she hits him. He punches her and harms her. Jeffrey finds her and he takes her back home. He reanimates her again and this time she is Elizabeth, not the monster she was. She asks him what has happened. He tells her and she is horrified. Zorro finds Jeffrey and he kills him. All of the body parts in Jeffrey's lab come to life and form some sort of monster. They attack Zorro and drag him away. Elizabeth works on Jeffrey and she brings him back to life. He is amazed that he is back until he realises that she has made him with female body parts. He is a monster.

This is a weird movie but when you think about it, the same director made Basket Case, so you know what you are going to get! I liked this because it made me laugh. It is cheap and nasty in parts, but it is fun. There are some hilarious moments such as the exploding hookers which make this worth a look. If you enjoyed Basket Case, I think that you will enjoy this. It is not a great movie by any means, but it will make you laugh. I will give it a 4/10.


Susan Leighton said...

Funny cult movie. Saw it back then..good review, Jigs.

Amanda said...

Thanks Susan.This was a funny movie.I enjoyed it!

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