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
They are who we thought they were and we let them off the hook!
I would still recommend that you check it tho.
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."
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.
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