I truly wanted to love this film after reading the reviews on Amazon, many of which compared this film to Reanimator. I was surprised, however, at just how slow and plodding this movie felt. Patty Mullen is great as Frankenhooker and really carries the film, but after the initial lawn mower incident, it takes AGES to finally bring Elizabeth back to life...with only 20 minutes of movie left (including 5 minutes of credits)! James Lorenz is simply too weak an actor to hold your attention that long, and was a miscast. Plus, unlike Reanimator, which is a wild ride from start to finish, this film really drags and becomes tedious at times. Yes, the exploding crack scene is funny, but the lame special effects (it is a B-movie after all) lose their “bang” after a few exploding hookers. The “climax” of the film, when the pimp meets his fate, is particularly lame.
Overall, a clever idea for a film, but really only enough material for 30 minutes. Too bad.