Frankenhooker is an American black comedy horror film released in 1990. Very loosely inspired by Mary Shelley‘s novel Frankenstein, the film was directed by Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case) and stars James Lorinz as medical school drop-out Jeffrey Franken and former Penthouse model Patty Mullen as the title character (who wears a fatsuit in the beginning of the film).
When his gorgeous fiancée “goes to pieces” in a freak lawnmower accident, aspiring mad scientist Jeffrey Franken is determined to put her back together again. With the aid of an explosive superdrug, he sets about reassembling his girlfriend, selecting the choicest bits from a bevy of raunchy New York prostitutes. But his bizarre plan soon goes awry. His reanimated girlfriend no longer craves his body… she craves every body! And, for money, she’ll love anyone… to death!
“Frankenhooker is definitely another one of those call up your friends and pick up some beer to enjoy films, just try to pay attention to the stuff behind the exploding bodies on the screen such as the plight of prostitutes being addicted to crack cocaine. Henenlotter’s tongue is pressed firmly in cheek but he does have some messages to convey, and a brilliant way to bring them into each and every one of our homes.’ HorrorNews.net review
‘Frankenhooker is a tremendously enjoyable slice of schlocky goodness, but it’s also a one-joke premise. The problems, actually, all occur in the last third of the film, the post re-animation sequence. It’s mildly amusing for a while watching Elizabeth lurching around the place, but unfortunately her antics do start to get a bit tiresome.’
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Frankenhooker comes on a 50 GB dual layer Blu-ray. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive anamorphic widescreen. For this release Synapse Films have created a brand new 2K high definition transfer from original vault elements. Colors and flesh tones look accurate, black and contrast levels look consistently good and details look sharp throughout. 10K Bullets Synapse Films Blu-ray Disc review