Good News from the Frankenhood

March 23, 2009


Their most valuable player is rest in peace! Coming soon to DVD, Blaxwell Smart's directorial debut, Frankenhood:

Motown (DeRay Davis) and Darius (Jasper Redd) work in a morgue, trading put-downs and toiling among the most undemanding of customers. But outside of their decidedly dreary jobs, the two dream of bigger and better things. If only they could win the $25,000 prize that will go to the winners of the upcoming 3-on-3 Streetball Tournament. One night, having been demoted to graveyard shift, they run into their semi-sane colleague Franklin (Charlie Murphy) in a dark alley outside the morgue. They find Franklin using the auto battery of Motown's precious Gremlin to bring to life a monstrous dead man (Bob Sapp) whose heart Franklin has just replaced. That 3-on-3 basketball tournament isn't looking so bad...if they can just get their new mutant friend to play basketball!
(from Dread Central, thanks to Chris.)

If they can just get their new mutant friend to play basketball! Argh! That's always the rub, isn't it? So many Frankenstein Monsters, so few Frankenstein Monsters able to learn complicated rule systems and manipulate their lumbering bodies in such a way to as to become effective 3-on-3 basketball players.

Maybe I'm looking for too much accuracy from a movie called Frankenhood, but don't Frankensteins traditionally have the bolts in the neck, not the temples? That will probably be my one issue with the film when I rent it on May 5th.

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