Frankenhooker (1990) starring James Lorinz as the mad scientist and Patty Mullen as his dead girlfriend/ creation. Obviously by the title this is a horror film made in the vein of the Bride of Frankenstein (1935).
To be honest I didn't know what to expect. It's from the 90's, so I knew someone somewhere would have zubba pants (a pimp, Zorro, had them on). That it would be low budget and there would be a few laughs, either at the film or at a situation.
The plot is pretty much straight from the second act of Mary Shelly's novel "Frankenstein". The young doctor fianc is killed and he saves her head and uses other woman's bodies to bring her back to life. Now in Frankenhooker our young Jersey Boy doctor, James Lorinz, actually is a failed medical student and an expert auto mechanic. His fianc is killed by one of his inventions (a giant lawnmower) and he keeps her head (the only thing left) and decides to bring her to life. But where is going to get parts? Manhattan of course and a few prostitutes of his liking. The movie also pays homage to or steals from another Frankenstein type film called the Re-Animator (1985) Espically when it comes to what happens to all the other parts that the young doctor doesn't use.
The movie is not a nudie fest but one scene borders on it. There is awkward comedy to the movie that keeps it from ever being straight horror. All those involved give an honest effort and it does make good for a one time viewing.
The special Edition DVD had some nice features and an interview with Frankenhooker herself, Patty Mullen, adding to my over all fun experience.