"You… stole… Liberache’s shlong!"
Added 9th March 2019
Review by: Sam Salerno
Rock 'N' Roll Frankenstein
Initially released in 1999,
Rock ’n’ Roll Frankenstein, desperate for money, a businessman decides to Frankenstein together the body parts from various dead rock stars in hopes to create the ultimate rockstar.
Rock 'N' Roll never dies.........it just gets resurrected!
Wow. What can be said about this one? This is absolutely one of the craziest, stupidest, and most offensive movies I have seen in my life. And I enjoyed every minute of it!
I guess you can file this one under “it was a different time,” but I don’t think this would have been considered anything but widely offensive 20 years ago, but that’s part of the charm. I don’t think the filmmakers set out to try and make people feel bad, I think they just wanted to push the boundaries and have fun. And you can tell the filmmakers, the actors, and everyone involved had a ton of fun making it. And while it will certainly offend many people, there isn’t anything here that would seem out of place in a typical Troma film.
Honestly, I’m surprised Troma didn’t end up picking this one up, as it would work perfectly along side “Toxic Avenger” or the “Nuke ‘Em High” films. The premise is simple, a group of guys take the body parts of various rockstars and put them together to create the next big rockstar. They wanted Elvis’ head, Hendrix’s hands, and Jim Morrison’s penis. However, the boneheaded assistants mistakenly took Liberace’s penis, which turned their rock star gay, which greatly disturbs the rock star, as he has the heterosexual brain of Elvis. He has an internal struggle as he attempts to discover who he truly is.
For such a ridiculous and offensive movie, they seem to have had a relatively large budget. The sets were incredible and they had a lot of professional-looking locations. The acting is really over-the-top and unbelievable, but that’s sort of the point, and it adds to the humor. I don’t want to ruin anything, but there’s one particularly edgy scene in a church which really just takes things to a whole new level.
This film exceeded my expectations in terms of production value and really just blew me away and had me laughing through. If you aren’t easily offended, and you love low-brow humor, check this one out.
THE B CLUB RATING : B B B b b
Starring: Graig Guggenheim, Jayson Spense, Barry Feterman,
Hiram Jacob Segarra
Director: Brian O’Harra
Rock 'N' Roll Frankenstein has been released in glorious 16:9 format via the below, and available for free in classic 4:3 via YouTube.
The B Club
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