Bad Biology

The 2008 offerings once more walk among us.
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Post by MaxRenn » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:47 am


What the hell was that? Hennenlotter's return did not disappoint and was just the most awesomely f***ed up film. All over the place, but hilarious, profane and packed to the gills with invention and madness.

Ordinary standards of judgement do not apply, a great end to a (mostly) terrific Friday.

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Post by Muffy St. John » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:55 am

I LOVED this movie (although the second half could have been shorter!?!?). I thought the lead actress was great, was shocked to hear it was her first film... I think this is the festival highlight for me... so far!
+ the guy was hot!

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Post by rawshark » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:03 am

Glad to see a lot of love for Uncle Frank...

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Post by jonbly » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:19 am

Funny and appalling, as advertised. It did feel a bit padded, though (especially in the penis walkabout sequence)... perhaps it needed one more plot point to round it out.

jonbly was left wondering, though, whether this would have been better off as a porn movie with a horror theme, rather than a horror movie with a porn theme.

It's also sad to know that we won't be seeing "The Adventures of Penisbaby" any time soon...

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Post by AdeBrown » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:40 am

Just what I hoped for.
Surprisingly not the grossest film of the weekend (so far) and whoever thought of references to John Waters is spot on the mark.

Only quibble, during the 45 minute orgasm, I thought they missed a golden opportunity to have the female lead say "I'll have what she's having".
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Post by Grindhouse » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:38 am

i didnt enjoy this it was quite poor and nothing like his early work,its seemed a mixture of Frank's ideas mixed with Sex & the City compromised with a rap score,which i love.
But it just doesnt work for me,a few chuckles were there the actors were lovely,im glad Frank came over,maybe a rewatch might help or not. :)
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Post by Dom » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:11 pm

Late in the day and just what the crowd needed. Some crazy, nutcase weirdness to take you home!

Danielson and Sneed were excellent leads. Funny, thought provoking and bloody wonderful!

Henenlotter is back back BACK!

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Post by lone star » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:22 am

Did enjoy this a great deal, served up everything a midnite movie should do and then some.

Thought the stop-motion Ray Harryhausen moment was nice, wonder what he thinks!

Also enjoyed the Q&A with Frank and the 2 stars. He seems a very genuine, approachable guy. Bring Mr Henenlotter back to Frightfest and I think "A conversation with...." style of talk would be great fun and interesting as he must have many stories to tell
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Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:28 pm

Completely insane and the hardest I laughed all weekend.

Perfect late night slot.

Loved it.

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Post by odishon » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:23 pm

Great late night beer movie.

Just what I expected and he seemed like such a nice guy on stage after the film.

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Post by narcan » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:38 pm

It's not often that one finds themselves meeting a personal hero, someone whose work you have admired for many years, & better yet have the opportunity to speak to them, no matter how briefly.

The fondest memory I will take away from Frightfest 2008 was that I had the chance to ask the legendary Frank Henenlotter one question.

And that question contained the words 'monster dick'.

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Post by streetrw » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:14 pm

Well, I speak as one who was never a massive Henenlotter fan - I have seen all his previous ones (including Frankenhooker and Basket Case 2 in 35mm projections, which I also bought on VHS) but I've never been that bothered about seeing them again. So maybe it's me, but I just didn't really enjoy Bad Biology as much as everyone else seems to. It's energetic, it has no interest in sticking to a studio line, it's a "what the hell!" personal project unencumbered by thoughts of "we couldn't possibly do that". Which is great but, as I said, maybe it's me.

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Post by kimblebee » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:28 pm

Muffy St. John wrote:+ the guy was hot!

I really quite liked it - didn't expect to at all, beforehand! Good fun, and great leads!

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Post by Khouri » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:23 pm

Pretty funky and quirky and it deserved the midnight slot. Enjoyed this one.

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Post by EvilAsh » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:14 pm

The midnight slot was perfect for it...

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