Friday, May 1, 2009

Frankenhooker (1990)

4.5 / 5
Tagline: A terrifying tale of sluts and bolts
Directed by: Frank Henenlotter
Written by: Frank Henenlotter, Robert Martin
Actors include: James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, Patty Mullen
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Length: 85 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

While this isn't likely to have you scared in any way it should keep you in stitches. It's definitely low brow and low budget but it's got way too many entertaining bits to miss out on. The story is that Jeffrey (a scientist) accidentally runs over girlfriend Elizabeth with a remote controlled lawnmower he built. Her head is about the only thing saveable so he goes out on a mission to kill hookers until he builds a new girlfriend. Only trouble is that she isn't quite the same anymore, she thinks she's a whore and man is it funny. Soon he's dueling with a pimp, trying to deal with Elizabeth's new quirks and trying to not get caught. Definitely a lost classic just dying to be discovered but Henenlotter is full of great horror films that few will ever see, this one just happens to be my favorite from him. Definitely one of the best horror comedies that people forget to mention!

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