April 1, 2012

I had high hopes for this film when it started out with Charlie Murphy as a mad scientist named “Franklin”, but they all went out the window when he got electrocuted 10 minutes into the film.

Frankenhood had more in common with Friday than Frankenstein, with all the pot smoking and bullying. Even so, the plot was actually lifted straight from Encino Man, rather than Frankenstein. Not only was Frankie more like a caveman than an reanimated corpse, the plot actually tracked fairly close – 2 losers befriend a tall guy that doesn’t speak English and become cool by association and manage to triumph over the bullies and get girlfriends. Just exchange Pauly Shore for a Chris Tucker wannabe and you’ve got Frankenhood.

I made the mistake of DVRing this film from BET. When they’re smoking a joint, it’s fucking blurred out! A joint is not a titty! Since they’re smoking joints in every other scene, that’s a lot of blurred out joints. To be fair, there were blurred out titties as well. Although there wasn’t any gore to be blurred out in Frankenhood, I would be much more concerned about my kids seeing blood and guts than joints or titties. Joints and titties will not give my kids nightmares!

Joints and titties couldn’t save this film. Watch Black Devil Doll instead.

Year – 2009
Rating – R
Runtime – 92 minutes
Genre – Black Horror
Director(s) – Blaxwell Smart
Writer(s) – Dan Filie
Actor(s) – DeRay Davis, Jasper Redd, Charles Q. Murphy, Bob Sapp, J.B. Smoove
BOB Rating – One BOB
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