Music agent Bernie Stein, his scientist nephew Frankie, and a drugged out roadie named Iggy team to create a superstar by putting together the remains of dead rockers. All goes according to...
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Music agent Bernie Stein, his scientist nephew Frankie, and a drugged out roadie named Iggy team to create a superstar by putting together the remains of dead rockers. All goes according to plan until a mishap leads Iggy to steal Liberace's private parts instead of those of Jim Morrison. The monster is brought to life and is on the road to rock 'n' roll success when the Liberace side of the monster begins to assert itself, with tragic results. Written by
"Rock 'n' Roll Frankenstein" is a bizarre and stimulating mix between "Rocky Horror" and "Young Frankenstein". Taking camp and political incorrectness to the next level it is a very entertaining tale. It takes the Frankenstein mythos, modernizes it, and brings life to a once-tired franchise. It incorporates comedy, gory body parts and a far-out premise to spectacular effect. Writer/director Brian O'Hara has put together a classic piece of B-movie entertainment. Set in present day New York, an unscrupulous music producer puts together the ultimate rock superstar, King, a combination of the best body parts taken from deceased rock n' roll's legends. Despite the whacked out nature of the film's plot, it is very well done. Jay Hillman's camera work is above par and the acting is always entertaining. Particular nods go to Barry Feterman as the raunchy, shark like Bernie. As the King, Guggenheim offers a sympathetic and troubled superstar--albeit his troubles are far different than most can relate to. As played by Graig Guggenheim, King is a lot of things but NEVER a jumbled, obvious or senseless parody. Graig created a real, sometimes touching character; a man with the Christian mentality of Elvis conflicted with the "unnatural urges" fueled by Liberace's genitalia.
With stabs at the music industry & homosexuality, this movie may be offensive to some, but it's important to note that these elements are never construed as mean or cruel intentioned. Well executed, with excellent performances and adept film-making, Rock N' Roll Frankenstein delivers an entertaining guilty pleasure worth a viewing or two.
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