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Doctor Hackenstein (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  25 January 1989 (USA)
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Dr. Hackenstein is a genial but somewhat misguided scientist. He murders the locals for their body parts, but it's not for power or scientific research; he just needs them to put his wife back together.

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Dr. Hackenstein is a genial but somewhat misguided scientist. He murders the locals for their body parts, but it's not for power or scientific research; he just needs them to put his wife back together.

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'Young Frankenstein' it ain't
9 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

By the late 80s, the quality of Horror films had really declined. They had been such a hit that every director wanted in. So many were churned out each year, most to be forgotten soon. There are many that have achieved some cult status however. We have companies like Troma to thank for releasing some cheesy gems on DVD. On the flip side, they've also put out some real clunkers too. This was an attempt at a spoof similar to 'Young Frankenstein.' After seeing this, I bet you'll want to pop that in to wash out the bad taste.

Pros: Game cast. Pretty good direction. Spirited score. Decent effects. Some good gags. Moves at an all right pace.

Cons: Threadbare plot. Too long. Too talky. Often uneventful. Little we haven't seen before. Most attempts at humor fail.

Final thoughts: Yet another obscure effort released by the good people at Troma. Unfortunately, it's one of the many duds that should have been lost and forgotten. It's a Horror/Comedy that's neither very horrific nor very funny. Had it at least been entertaining due to it's badness, this could have been forgiven. However, we don't even get that.

My rating: 2/5


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