Frankenhooker [Blu-ray] [1990]

  • SKU: 19579495
  • Release Date: 11/08/2011
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentary with Director Frank Henenlotter and Make-Up Effects Designer, Gabe Bartalos
  • A Salad That Was Once Named Elizabeth - Patty Mullen Featurette
  • A Stitch In Time: The Make-Up Effects Of Frankenhooker - Featurette
  • Turning Tricks: Jennifer Delora Remembers Frankenhooker - Featurette
  • Jennifer Delora's Frankenhooker Photo Scrapbook - Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis


Frankenhooker
Adventurous viewers not repelled by the title of this horror exploitation-comedy from Frank Henenlotter (director of the splatter cult classic Basket Case) will find a fair share of laughs on display, thanks to Henenlotter's typically energetic devil-may-care brand of gruesome humor. James Lorinz tears up acres of scenery as Jeffrey Franken, a neurotic electrician and aspiring mad scientist, who goes completely 'round the bend after his slightly pudgy girlfriend (former Penthouse pet, Patty Mullen) is shredded by his latest invention, a remote-control lawn mower. Preserving her head in his mom's freezer, he sets out to acquire shapely female parts to rebuild the rest of her, focusing his search on the city's red-light district. After watching a news feature on crack addiction among local prostitutes, Franken hits on the solution and invents a formula for "supercrack," which triggers the spontaneous detonation of anyone who smokes it. After blowing apart a hotel roomful of unfortunate ladies, he spirits their scattered limbs home to his garage laboratory, where his patchwork creation is eventually brought to life in a hilarious lift from The Bride of Frankenstein. Apparently, her brain spent too much time bobbing in the same preservative bath used for the hooker-parts, since she is instantly compelled to peddle her assets on every street corner in town, resulting in the high-voltage deaths of several johns (who are not entirely dissatisfied with their choice of demise). Her exploits reach the attention of sadistic pimp Zorro (Joseph Gonzalez), who, obsessed with finding the person responsible for blowing up his women, tracks her back to Franken's lab for the inevitable (and quite disgusting) confrontation. Basically a collection of crude but hilarious sight gags (Franken's predilection for plunging a power drill into his own skull; the pimp knocked senseless by flying severed limbs) and goofy throwaway dialogue, this may offer guilty pleasures for fans of Henenlotter's comic theater of the absurd. Frankenhooker is available on video in R and unrated versions, some featuring a suitably tacky slipcase, which, when pressed, screeches the words "Wanna date?" ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew


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    Patty Mullen - Elizabeth
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    Charlotte Helmkamp - Honey
  • Shirley Stoler
    Shirley Stoler - Spike, the Bartender
  • Louise Lasser
    Louise Lasser - Jeffrey's Mom
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    Joseph Gonzalez - Zorro



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An interesting take on Frankenstein

    Posted
    kadogen
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    This comedy/horror film is a unique take on a classic tale. If you are looking more for laughs than scares, this film will satisfy you. Patty Mullen is terrific as the titular character. James Lorinz (street trash) plays as the "mad scientist" responsible for all of the carnage. This blu ray release features a new interview with Patty Mullen. Unfortunately, it does not have one with Lorinz. Although, this is still a very good movie for horror fans to own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Want a date? Looking for some action?

    Posted
    gusvelasco94
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    When I first saw this on the shelf I was really conflicted on purchasing this title. I'm so glad a bought it. Not only is it funny but its also very entertaining and some what scary and frightful. Patty Mullen is FrakenHooker! With one of the most iconic characters in horror history being brought to life in stunning HD picture. It's definitely one of a kind and has you hooked from start to finish!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A tale of patchwork hooker tales!

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    CHILLYBILLY2
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    Frank Hennelotter's finest hour. Taking cues from "Basket Case" and amping up the horror and gore make this one "bang-up" comedy! James Lorenz turns in a great performance as the mad doctor/electrician. Good special effects and great fun for fans. Blue Ray is vast improvement over previous editions. A must have for genore fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfection from the back of the video store

    Posted
    Frankenbasket
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    This is what horror comedy from the days of old really was when you would go all the way out to your favorite video store and find that golden flick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wild romp

    Posted
    Jim77
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    B movie with a good monster movie. Definitely a classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Frankenstein

    Posted
    Adcat
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    Funny, inappropriate, and campy. The tag line says it all

    I would recommend this to a friend



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