Sound On Sight Radio #134 – Frank Henenlotter

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It’s impossible to get too far into a discussion of cult film director Frank Henenlotter without using the phrase ‘deformed mutant genitals,’ particularly in regards to his latest film, 2008’s Bad Biology. Good thing it’s out of the way already. We’ll also probably be using the term ‘cannibalistic fellatio,’ in reference to 1988’s Brain Damage, ‘freak show death sex’, referring to Henenlotter’s 1982 debut Basket Case, and ‘super crack fleshpot,’ when discussing 1990’s Frankenhooker. So, if you’re over 18 and not a member of one of the those religions where you go to hell for having a cursory understanding of reproductive anatomy, join us here at Sound on Sight for a look at the career of Frank Henenlotter.

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  1. Márcio says

    Great show you guys, I’ll have to agree with Al on this one. “Bad Biology” and “Brain Damage” are by far my two favorite Henenlotter movies. I didn’t care that much for “Frankenhooker” but that was to be expected, I like horror movies that are funny, but I don’t care for horror comedies and “Frankenhooker” looked too much like a Trauma film to me, a slightly better Trauma film but still it had the same feel and look I grew up getting annoyed with.
    Very sad to see Ali gone, I hope it wasn’t the Henenlotter movies that scared her away…

    1. Ricky says

      I knew I would be alone in picking Frankenhooker has my favorite. No one ever agrees with me anyhow. Many people have written in stating how much they miss Ali. Maybe one day she will be able to return to the show.

  2. Ricky says

    When we did the show live I did not hear his say Veal Brains which made me even more confused.

  3. Derek says

    I thought Simon’s “Veal Brains” Analogy was brilliant.

    I can’t believe I was able to put all those words in one sentence.

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