James Lorinz may be the main character of Frankenhooker, yet Patty Mullen is the real star of the film. When Lorinz’s maniac and wacky amateur scientist Jeffrey revives his dead girlfriend, Elizabeth, the movie really changes into a different and very amusing, gear.
However what occurs before all that is also insane, outrageous and very much in a spirit of a movie like this one. Frank Henenlotter, responsible for the also entertaining and pretty far out movies Basketcase and Brain Damage gives us in Frankenhooker another fun, gory and quite adult movie. Which is why I like all of those films I’ve seen from him so far, especially since these days PG-13 horror seems more the norm.
If you want to see exploding hookers, this is your kind of movie. If a horrific lawnmower accident either makes you laugh or wonder why it’s not even more violent, this is a movie for you. I didn’t think it was a great film, still I was engaged and I even laughed at times. This is definitely not your average movie, and in this case that’s a good thing.