Frankenhooker (1990)

In this horror comedy, the gruesome death of his girlfriend Elizabeth (Patty Mullen) in a lawn mower accident inspires hobby scientist Jeff Franken (James Lorinz) to re-assemble her using Elizabeth's head and a variety of body parts he… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1990
DVD Release Date: November 10, 1998
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Lorinz has some inspired moments of self-absorbed craziness as Jeffrey, and Mullen reveals a fine talent for physical comedy when Elizabeth returns as the lumbering, mind-blown Frankenhooker.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Just like a car wreck.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Sort of lame Re-Animator wanna-be.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

The resulting fragmented mess will no doubt keep some in stitches, but it is definitely less than the sum of its body parts.

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Cole Smithey

Gloriously funny.

Scott Weinberg

Intentionally campy, totally stupid, and pretty darn fun, too.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's the sort of film that would probably be most fun to see around midnight.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Surprisingly smart, hip, and funny!

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It thinks it's funnier than it is, but it's still pretty funny

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Intentions and executions are two entirely different concepts. The borderline excruciating ‚~Frankenhooker‚(TM)s intention is to be a rip-snorting black comedy… More
Tim Salmons
Absolutely amazing... for a piece of trash. Really, this is over the top in the way of Braindead while being insanely funny with some great 80's horror… More
Alex roy
If you're familiar with Frank Henenlotter's work, then you know it's off the wall, insane and in every case, memorable. Frankenhooker is yet… More
Alexis Nomm
I'll just break it down: weird, funny, hookers, hard core body exploding drugs, science, pimps, tits and ass. Camp at its best.
Phil Hubbs
Heard about it, had to see it and just as I expected it was loony, full of bad acting and dodgy special effects, but as said it was expected. As a B-movie its… More
A.D. Villarreal
Hennenlotter is the king of trash. In a good way.