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Frankenhooker Reviews

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January 21, 2018
very funny low budget film, lots of silly gore, and boobs
October 5, 2017

Another classic from Frank Henenlotter, Frankenhooker tells the story of a scientist, Jeffery, from New Jersey who has to piece together his girlfriend after a tragic lawn mower accident. Unfortunately he needs more parts. This takes him across the bride to pick up a carload of hookers and give them some explosive crack. This movie is cheesy in all the right ways, gory and grotesque throughout, batshit crazy where it counts and has a hilarious ending that really ties a perfect bow on the final product.

4 out of 5
January 7, 2017
About as absurd as it is down right hysterical. Bolstered by a stellar lead turn by Patty Mullen, Helenlotter's cult classic earns it stripes by being gory, grotesque and so much god damn fun.
½ December 25, 2016
A good 80's schlock horror with a plot that didn't go as I expected. The hammy acting just makes these sorts of films even more pleasurable
August 26, 2016
The darker and edgier (and campier) adaptation that nobody asked for but we all needed. The ridiculous, over-the-top plot is actually matched in its insanity by the ludicrous special effects. One of the best exploitation films out there.
June 25, 2016
3 on 10.
They are who we thought they were and we let them off the hook!
I would still recommend that you check it tho.
May 6, 2016
Okay but this was actually really good??? 4 stars.
½ March 10, 2016
Exploding hookers, enough said.
January 21, 2016
The lead woman is pretty funny, the rest is pretty dumb.
January 10, 2016
Definitely a gem for B-Movie lovers!
½ January 6, 2016
A salad that was once known as Elizabeth.

A medical student believes he can bring back the dead due to a series of experiments he has been testing. When his finacee is killed in a horrible accident, he seeks out to gain body parts to perform an experiment and bring his fiancée back to life. He believes the perfect place to find his parts are on the mean streets of New York where hookers are plentiful. He finds his task more challenging than he expected.

"Look how sexy you are. I bet you get $1,000/night."

Frank Henenlotter, director of Basket Case 1-3, Brain Damage, Bad Biology, and Chasing Banksy, delivers Frankenhooker. The storyline for this is as dreadful as it sounds and combines elements of Basket Case with Frankenstein. The plot isn't worth following but some of the girls look nice. The cast delivers terrible performances outside of some nice bodies on display.

"When a man losses his ho he loses everything."

I recently came across this on Showtime Anytime and had never heard of it but decided to give this horror movie a chance. It's one of those films you hope is so bad it is good; well, Toxic Avengers it is not. This film falls flat and is bitterly disappointing outside of a few nice nude scenes. I recommend skipping this.

"Want to take my temperature, doc? I bet you have a big thermometer."

Grade: D
½ December 20, 2015
Frankenhooker is a lot of fun and is light on the graphic violence and that's always a good thing. The film is well done and is a very nice little spin on the Frankenstein story. It's basically a complete remake but spinoff at the same time of the original film. Ironically, the main actor pays no homage to his clear influence for his work, Victor Frankenstein. The film is a borderline black or dark comedy and basically is just pure nuts but is totally fun.
October 6, 2015
This is hilariously bad.
September 20, 2015
It was almost an hour before Frankenhooker showed up......very disappointing.
½ September 20, 2015
Juust soo bizarre! Camp at its finest. Not my thing though. But definitely one of those cult classics that seem to be popular around 80's B movie horror comedies. But I much preferred ReAnimator.
½ August 19, 2015
An adaptation of...duh...Frankenstein. And much like Frankenstein's monster, this movie is bizarre, loud, and fun to watch. And just when you think it doesn't have much more to offer, the disturbing finale is something to talk about.
½ August 10, 2015
It's the GONE WITH THE WIND of movies that have exploding prostitutes in it.

Really solid horror-comedy from the writer/director of BASKET CASE and BRAIN DAMAGE. It'll transport you immediately to the late 80s/early 90s and it's quite low budget but the special effects are decent to good. However, the absurd humor is what helps carries this one. It's one of those that Troma missed out on and we all missed out on getting more from the crazily creative Frank Henenlotter. Sure, it's a second-rate imitation of the superior RE-ANIMATOR but this still is an all-time great midnight cult movie.
August 7, 2015
Uninteresting piece of bad porn that's so bad the Mystery Science Theater crew would have a ball critiquing it.
August 5, 2015
a 90's black horror comedy that subdues itself in body horror and chuckle-worthy giggles
a modern take on the Frankenstein story spruced up in its own silliness
a drop-out med student loses his girlfriend in an accident involving a lawnmower and brings her back with spare parts from human hookers, of course, things don't go so smoothly as she goes on a murderous rampage and he tries to bring her back to her senses
the movie strangely takes a while for the plot to start and then it moves quite quickly after
at least it zips by and delivers the goods however horrific they may be
stupid but a lot of fun to be had
being so good with science is still a deadly thing in itself when it comes to bringing the dead back to life
June 27, 2015
So ridiculous, but so much fun. Patty Mullen is soo hilarious and great in it.
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