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(1990)

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Writer/director Frank Henenlotter improvised the basic story at a pitch meeting. After getting the okay to make the picture, he then wrote the script for the movie.
Elizabeth--who becomes Frankenhooker--has the last name of Shelley. This is an homage to Mary Shelley, the author of the original "Frankenstein".
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The interior of the Franken family garage is intentionally four times as large as the exterior, as specified in the screenplay.
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Beverly Bonner plays "Casey", a character that appears in Basket Case (1982), Brain Damage (1988) and Basket Case 2 (1990), all also directed by Frank Henenlotter.
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The hooker talk show is a parody of The Morton Downey Jr. Show (1987).
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The brain with the eye in the beginning of the film is based on the advertisements for The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962).
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Louise Lasser had just recovered from being sick and hence could hardly speak when she shot her scene talking to James Lorinz. Lasser redid all her dialogue in a post-production recording session.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Elizabeth doesn't become Frankenhooker until 56 minutes into the movie.
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