Horror Case Files: Frakenhooker (1990)


It is the 4th annual Horror Case Files! This caught my eye on Cinemassacre. Found it and wanted to see what all the cult hype is about. According to the box it quotes Bill Murray “If you only see one movie this year, it should be Frankenhooker”. Nuff said.

Don’t know what Horror Case Files is? Every October there is a mini review on a horror movie every day of that month. It’s a great time waster at work and you might find some hidden gems, or avoid some hot messes. Horror Case Files reveal the background story, kill count, most creative kill, the killer(s), and what happened to the killer(s). WARNING! SPOILERS if you continue.


Heartbroken after his girlfriend Elizabeth dies from a lawn mowing mishap, Jeffrey brings her back to life with body parts from hookers.

Kill Count

14 people
1 guinea pig


18 booby shots

Most Creative Kill

Blown up by super crack. I am not making this stuff up.

The Killer(s)

I guess it would be Zorro, but there is no real villain here. Zorro is the pimp of all the prostitutes that Jeffrey took.

What Happened to the Killer(s)

With all his hookers missing, he follows Frankenhooker back to Jeffrey’s lab. He kills Jeffrey, but all of Zorro’s hooker’s body parts mutated together and attack him and drag him into a container where they eat him. Again I’m not making this up. Frankenhooker comes to as Elizabeth. She uses Jeffrey’s notes to build him back together, but she only used women parts. For whatever reason male parts don’t work when bringing someone back from the dead.


Horror Case Files Verdict
For goodness sake, the movie is called Frankenhooker. You know what you are getting to. Does it take advantage of it’s dumb premise. Fully. You have to like outrageous dark comedy. Just when you’re thinking this film won’t go there, it does and takes it up another 2 levels. Patty Mullen could not have done a better job with her crazy jerk faces and overall robotic perverted performance. For fans of dark comedies with an insane premise, this is a must buy. It’s showing it’s age, but still entertaining enough to put a goofy smile on your face throughout the movie. You will never see another movie like this.

Random Info I got from this File:
    • Always tell Frankenhooker you have money
    • Don’t make out or eat out Frankenhooker
    • Never try super crack
File Status: 9 out of 10
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Graphic designer by day, and movie blogger whenever I can. Been watching films in the 80s and never lost the love for it. Started Movie Case Files in 2012, and kept writing random reviews ever since. Besides movies, I like watching UFC, collecting retro video games, spending time with the wife, and bacon.

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