Boltneck (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Boltneck (1998)

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For once, a kid from the science club really does impress someone with his latest experiment, though it hardly works out the way he planned in this horror opus with a darkly comic undertow. Frank Stein (Matthew Lawrence) is a brilliant but geeky teenage outcast who wishes he could hang out with the cool kids and has a furious crush on Macy (Christine Lakin), the prettiest girl at school. Socially inept Frank isn't especially popular with his classmates, but there's one student who fares even worse -- Karl (Ryan Reynolds), a goth kid who is a magnet to bullies. One day, a gang of jocks decide to beat up Karl for fun, but they go too far and accidentally kill him. Frank, seeing an opportunity, decides to prove just how bright he is by bringing Karl back to life. Frank's peers are indeed impressed by the reanimated Karl (whose presence allows them to avoid murder charges), and Macy starts showing an encouraging interest in Frank, but there's one little problem -- Frank replaced Karl's damaged brain with one from a psychotic multiple murderer, and soon gloomy Karl is displaying an uncharacteristic thirst for violence. Also released under the title Big Monster on Campus, Boltneck also stars Judge Reinhold and Shelley Duvall.

Cast

Matthew Lawrence
as Frank Stein
Shelley Duvall
as Mrs. Stein
Richard Moll
as Mr. O'Reilly
Charles Fleischer
as Mr. Stockton
Judge Reinhold
as Mr. Stein
Richard Speight Jr
as Comic Book Seller
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½

Moderately amusing horror spoof, the cast is engaging, especially Ryan Reynolds in an early role. Cute story, good supporting cast. Nothing special but quite watchable.

James Higgins
James Higgins

More of a teen comedy than a horror, Matthew Lawrence stars as a geek who creates his very own Frankenstein out of a misfit classmate(Ryan renyolds).It's a good one to watch if you've got nothing better to do,or are really into renyolds, but dont expect too much.:fresh:

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