Rock & Roll Frankenstein (2002) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Warning: this movie is not for the sensitive or genteel viewer. It is filled with lewd and offensive humor, crude sexual imagery and references, a fixation on male genitilia and gay sex, overuse of the f-word, plus some gore and violence thrown in for good measure. In short, it’s awesome.
How many twists to the original Frankenstein’s monster story have we seen? No matter how many Frankenstein movies you’ve seen, I bet you’ve never seen any quite like this one. The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck music agent (a great performance by Barry Feterman) gets his mad-scientist nephew, Frankie Stein (get it?) to create the ultimate rock god- using the body parts of dead musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Elvis. Of course, things don’t go as planned, and the monster winds up with a- certain body part- from Liberace. The monster is eventually groomed into performing (Graig Guggenheim does a great job as the monster) but seems to have some “unnatural urges”, as he calls them. As his creators discover the cause of these urges and decide what to do about it, in true manmade monster style, he starts to kill people. He then suffers an existential crisis about who he is and what he’s done, and decides to put an end to himself. The last scene, in which this occurs, is one of the funniest things I have ever seen in a movie.
The DVD features a director’s commentary that’s as amusing as the film, plus some trailers. The acting is great, the script and dialogue are hilarious, and the end result is a highly entertaining movie that’s more comedy than horror, with a little bit of [**]. If you like raunchy B movies, you can’t miss this one.
About Rock & Roll Frankenstein (2002)
Starring: Tonio Descanvelle, Daniel Dresner, Kate Fallon, Barry Feterman, Joan Gerardi
Runtime: 90 minutes