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Lisa Frankenstein

A misunderstood teenager brings her high school crush back to life, leading to a murderous journey for love.


Why watch this film?

Lisa Frankenstein is the feature film debut of Zelda Williams (daughter of legendary actor Robin Williams) as a director and, most importantly, with a script by Diablo Cody (who also wrote the iconic Jennifer's Body). At first glance, it is a nostalgic horror comedy reminiscent of John Hughes's 80s, in which the lonely titular protagonist (Kathryn Newton, as funny as in Abigail) finds company in an exhumed corpse (Cole Sprouse... from Riverdale, not the one from Beautiful Disaster). Together and in love, they embark on a mission to restore him to his former living glory, which means chopping some heads along the way. Though uneven, it's fun and crazy, with the potential to become an eventual cult classic for its unique view of female adolescence and its duality both vulnerable and monstrous.



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Plot summary

A coming of rage love story from acclaimed writer Diablo Cody (Jennifer's Body) about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, who happens to be a handsome corpse. After a set of playfully horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness…and a few missing body parts along the way.

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