I was in the mood for some good old fashioned camp so I decided to revisit Frank Henenlotter's Frankenhooker. The story revolves around Jeffrey (James Lorniz) a mad scientist of sorts, who pretty much loses his remaining marbles when his girlfriend, Elizabeth (Patty Mullen), is killed by one of his inventions, a remote control lawnmower. Determined to get her back, and with only Elizabeth's head attached, he decides to kill some Hookers using a super crack drug he creates, using the body parts to re-animate her. If you couldn't tell from the title alone, the synopsis should give you an indication that this is a Horror exploitation-comedy that revels in it's campy premise. James Lorinz central performance really is a great blend of eccentric and disturbing, really caring the film to a degree with this off-kilter performance. The whole thing is just really fun, and treated with this energetic sense of gross-out humor. A small but great example of this being the news report which James watches over and over again as a way of reminding himself of her. The news report is a great example of hysterical bad taste, at one point the reporter refers to Elizabeth, as a "tossed salad", which I just found hysterical. While this is a lot of fun, it's not as good as Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator, the obvious comparison, but I would still definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys these types of Campy exploitation horror flicks.
Love of all things cinema brought me here.