Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Bride of Frank (1996)

All his life, Frank has only wanted to be loved... Despite growing in to an old, toothless bum, Frank still longs for affection, but his attempts to attract a mate are only met with ridicule and rejection. Unfortunately for these unlucky ladies, Frank doesn't take rejection well... THE BRIDE OF FRANK has existed in underground circles for decades since its direct-to-video release, earning itself equal amounts of critical acclaim and utter disdain for its disgusting depiction of working class America. Written virtually on the spot using his own place of employment as his main location, director Steve Ballot paid co-workers in cheap lunches to portray themselves on the weekends while turning their mentally-deficient friend Frank into the film's star. According to crew members, BRIDE OF FRANK is a raw, gritty depiction of real life in the Newark warehouse, which is only slightly embellished by the gratuitous gore and gross-outs. The Frank of the film is a sad but honest portrayal of the real Frank Meyer, that is, up until he is asked to beat children with a blunt pipe, bite through people's penises, and tear off a guy's heads before shitting down his throat. Any complaints about the non-acting, cheap gore, or poor scripting simply miss the point. This is Steve Ballot's PINK FLAMINGOS for the destitute and down-trodden, and ode to the working class that revels in the obscene and the absurd. It can purely be enjoyed for its awful humor, crazy characters, and outrageous exploitation, while always keeping in mind that the makers of this film aimed at uplifting Frank Meyer as a working class hero rather than degrading him.

Rating: 3/10.

Movies like BRIDE OF FRANK:
STREET TRASH, BASKET CASE, PINK FLAMINGOS, TERROR OF BLOOD FART LAKE, SLIME CITY, HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN.

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