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Frankenhooker

Frankenhooker

1990
Comedy
Horror
1h 25m
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Avg Percentile 48.16% from 316 total ratings

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Rated 17 Oct 2016
85
86th
Henenlotter puts the stupidest things on the screen and I savour every moment. Where else will you find hookers exploding from super crack. He had the pizzazz to write down on paper "SUPER CRACK MAKES THE HOOKERS EXPLODE AND BOOBS FLY EVERYWHERE" and make it happen.
Rated 14 Jan 2013
60
38th
My top movie watching moment for 2013 might've come early, because I'm not sure what can top an entire motel room full of hookers that explode after smoking supercrack. Campy fun.
Rated 25 Sep 2023
68
56th
I wish this had spawned a cinematic universe that went on to feature Hooker from the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Hooker, The Invisible Hooker, Prostitute of the Opera, and, of course, The Groom of Frankenhooker.
Rated 30 May 2013
62
25th
It seems like this is trying to hit the same tone as Re-Animator. It fails at that. But it does have a few funny moments, most of which are in the first half. Once the girl is created things just get too cheesy. Lorinz does a decent job in the main role, but I can't help but feel he's slightly miscast. An actor with a more sincere presence (someone closer in style to Jefferey Combs) would have been better. Still, this is probably as good as a film titled "Frankenhooker" could possibly be.
Rated 13 Apr 2015
65
54th
Watching this movie is the last bit of fun you will have before waking up in the middle of the night and saying to yourself, "Fuck, I need a new girlfriend."
Rated 22 Aug 2009
85
59th
Total garbage, but so over the top ridiculous its entertaining. Zorro the pimp? The hookers exploding on super-crack? Good stuff. Also, the final scene is amazing!
Rated 30 Oct 2015
7
67th
This rating reflects that my true nature is that of a degenerate idiot, but me liking this garbage movie can only be explained in terms of vibes since all other attempts to praise it are admittedly irrational. The old school NYC setting, the purple and green, the trashiness, the horrible effects, the goofiness, the bad acting, Zorro, Patty Mullen playing a totally hot frankenhooker; these are some good, campy Halloween vibes. TLDR: I am a child. I want weed, pizza, and soda.
Rated 09 Feb 2010
75
74th
The title alone gets it a bunch of points. SUPER CRACK.
Rated 06 Feb 2013
3
73rd
Not very funny, sexy, or scary and lacks the memorable gross factor of Basket Case but still weirdly enjoyable. Old New York looks kinda fun.
Rated 26 Apr 2020
50
33rd
Under Quarantine Film Reviews #61: I wish I could have been in the room where they pitched this monstrosity.
Rated 10 May 2021
75
44th
James Lorinz does his best Jeffrey Combs impression, and Patty Mullen gives an unironically brilliant performance. I'm kind of surprised how much of a budget this got, or how much it managed to stretch whatever budget it had into looking like a legitimate production and not some super low end grindhouse trash. In fact it's almost too slick, which makes it feel campy and self-aware instead of sleazy and gritty.
Rated 28 Sep 2011
80
78th
Its cheap and cheerful, but Henenlotter has three things to his advantage with this adaptation of Frankenstein with more prostitutes and super crack - 1) he has New York (before it was cleaned up) to draw from for atmosphere, 2) he has empathy for his characters despite their perversions, and 3) said perversions and anything bizarre is pushed to its limit, even if it involves latex, making it funnier and/or absurd. Because of this it is an enjoyable sleazy gem in schlock American genre films.
Rated 05 Jan 2011
37
11th
Props for the clever ending.
Rated 14 Oct 2016
64
15th
I wish this was better. It's a funny concept and it hits the tone mix of horror and humour quite well, but the lead actor is not good and the narrative arc is has too much glaring stupidity even for a tongue in cheek film. It's also a really stretched out film and while it doesn't really drag it does leave a very unsatisfied feeling at the end.
Rated 27 Nov 2016
70
64th
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Rated 15 Oct 2023
80
75th
Okay, this one is on me. The title alone kept me away from this film for a while. Not because I was offended, but because I thought this was going to be really cringey. If I would have known that "super crack" was prominently involved, I probably would have kept avoiding this. I should have had more faith in Henenlotter. This hums along and is so ridiculously goofy. It has charm. As sleazy as the film feels, somehow a scene involving our protagonist sizing up, like, eight sex workers is comical.
Rated 26 Feb 2008
80
72nd
Here's the plot from what I remember. A man's fiancee is chopped up by a lawnmower, he keeps her brain but needs other body parts to bring her back to life, so he creates SUPERCRACK, and tricks some hookers into snorting it. The supercrack makes the hookers explode and he uses their body parts to bring back his girl, but UH OH! She takes on the customs of a hooker, oh dear! For this plot, I give this movie an 80.
Rated 19 Jan 2019
45
37th
It took a bit of time to build up to the actual Frankenhooker. Good fun. Fav shot within fav scene: POV of flying leg during exploding hookers scene.
Rated 24 Apr 2020
65
45th
Though the premise is hilariously stupid & the potential for something really special is there because of it, this misses the mark in a surprising number of ways. Lorinz' off-kilter, one-note performance loses its charm by the 30 minute mark, & there's just way too much setup in the first half for way too little payoff in the second. It's way more boring than a movie called Frankenhooker should ever be, & that's its biggest downfall. It's still watchable & has fun moments, but it's just okay.
Rated 19 Feb 2024
75
76th
10 out of ten bong hits, which makes 7.5 in actual money.
Rated 01 Jun 2020
80
64th
Que pedaço de mulher (hahaha juro que não sabia que esse era o título brasileiro) estreava há 30 anos nos EUA. Ceis sabem que eu amo filme com final em que as mulheres se vingam do patriarcado que as trataram de maneira sexista durante toda a duração do filme, né? Plus tem umas cenas divertidamente bem loucas aqui. BlurayRip RARBG.
Rated 02 Oct 2020
58
16th
The moment Frankenhooker herself goes loose is fun, but it takes too long to get to that. I loved the dumb faces Patty Mullen pulls. All other acting was painfully bad..
Rated 30 Jul 2021
85
52nd
Funny and outrageous movie that is exactly what you would expect from a movie with that kind of title.
Rated 27 Oct 2021
64
26th
It's finally clear that say whatever you like about Henenlotter's style, most of his problems are features and not bugs, though the film is far more restrained than you might expect and suffers for it; outside of the legendary exploding hookers, and the hilarious lawnmower accident (followed up by the even funnier "news reports" about it), this is a fairly tepid affair, which takes too long introducing its title character, leaving a muttering Lorinz to half-heartedly carry most of the narrative.
Rated 23 Apr 2022
80
77th
Frank Henenlotter has got to be the sleaziest sleazebag to ever sleaze around 42nd Street with a camera, and I love him for it. A mad scientist with a New Jersey accent is already hilarious by default, the fact that he quietly mutters "E = mc squared" while drawing up his master plans is the icing on the cake. So many great quotes in this movie. The fact that this was released in 1990 instead of the early 70s is baffling.
Rated 27 Nov 2022
74
80th
On its face, a goofy and bizarre horror comedy typical of Frank Henenlotter, but at every step of the way it's challenging social norms, and might actually be the single most feminist movie ever. The whole movie is a commentary on the objectification of the female body, and the complete neglect of the female mind.
Rated 19 Jan 2024
48
51st
I have mixed feelings about this. Some moments display clear brilliance, but many other segments are uninspired, drab filler. It could be argued that this is a feminist movie, but it can also be argued that it's merely male-gazey schlock. Overall, I'm left disappointed: there's so much more they could've done with the concept, but I still had a fun time with it.
Rated 31 Mar 2007
60
47th
Not good but engaging in a nutty sort of way
Rated 03 Sep 2018
85
81st
This is the Frankenstein adaptation I've been looking for, and it's even better than the book. The unashamed OTT cheesiness of its ridiculous story and unscary horror style doesn't dilute the intriguing and totally engaging fascination it has with men's fascination of the female body, making this sly exposé of chauvinism a secretly feminist film. This is trashy cinema of a high quality, even reading a synopsis of what goes on here is entertaining enough.
Rated 14 Sep 2017
75
70th
The exploding crack whores are funny. Lawn Mower accident is pretty good too.
Rated 23 May 2017
49
31st
HOOKER: Hold On to Our Knowledge of Equal Rights. Enjoyable, made for the laugh.
Rated 10 Feb 2015
80
76th
The oft-mentioned exploding hooker scene is a real highlight, but this is just good fun all around.
Rated 20 Nov 2012
70
31st
Really weird and really campy! Perfect for an evening with friends plus lots of beer & chips.
Rated 01 Apr 2012
78
82nd
Exploding hookers.
Rated 17 Mar 2012
91
80th
aw man i definatly overlooked this one for way too long. It surpassed my expectations by a long shot and was overly entertaining. The plot alone is hillarious, if you try and explain this movie to someone you cant help but laugh. Also love the effects, feels like the 80s even tho it was 1990. Loved the ending and of course crack smoking exploding hookers. And also the ending just topped it all off beautifully. Loved it.
Rated 22 Jan 2012
82
77th
Great performances from James Lorinz and Patty Mullen and a super (for the budget/time anyway) spectacular montage of exploding hookers. Good times.
Rated 28 Oct 2009
83
81st
Fun romp with playful ideas. Some nice nods mixed in here and there while still making a mark of its own.
Rated 13 Jul 2009
72
58th
On the surface, Frankenhooker is very much a guilty pleasure - shoestring budget, ridiculous premise, insane content. But despite its crass makeup und crude humor, the movie actually touches on some rather progressive themes. It doesn't delve deep, but for 1990, their mere representation was kind of ahead of its time. The movie also takes its meager budget and has fun with it, creating absurd scenarios that dazzle in all their schlocky glory. Better than one might think.
Rated 03 Jul 2009
51
23rd
Straight from the mind of the man who brought us 'Basket Case' comes OMFG A ROOM FULL OF EXPLODING NAKED HOOKERS!
Rated 26 Feb 2009
60
63rd
Okay
Rated 30 Sep 2008
80
84th
Unbelievably dumb, but part of the reason I like it so much. So bad it's good
Rated 13 Jun 2008
35
34th
Generally a disapointment from the otherwise übersolid Henenlotter. It seems flawed in it's general message, but it does have a few nifty scenes. You can't completely hate a movie that includes a scene with exploding hookers.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
87
68th
succeeds magnificantly at what it aims to accomplish; one of my favorite trashy movies

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