BABY FRANKENSTEIN (2018) Reviews and overview

 

‘He’s looking for a friend’

Baby Frankenstein is s a 2020 American comedy horror film about a young man’s unlikely friendship with a self-aware, pint-sized automaton.

Directed by Jon YonKondy from a screenplay co-written with Mike Rutkoski, based on a story by the former and M. Vedic, the movie stars Ian Barling, Patrick McCartney, Rance Nix and Cora Savage.

Plot:

tells the story of young Lance and his unlikely friendship with a pint-sized, self-aware automaton. After Lance stumbles upon this ‘little dude’, he enlists the help of Truth, the sassy girl-next-door, to protect him from his mom’s batty boyfriend, Ken Glinevich.

Glinevich is hell-bent on capturing Baby Frankenstein and claiming the $50,000 reward being offered by the mysterious actual owner of Baby Frankenstein, Dauvin Lundquist. Lance finds an unlikely ally in his awkward neighbour, John, who appears to be romantically interested in Lance’s mother, Kim.

As the potential captors close in on Lance, Truth, and Baby Frankenstein, Lance must decide what he will risk preserving Baby Frankenstein’s freedom.

Reviews:

“It’s in no way for everyone but deserves eyes from those who don’t require blockbuster budgets to adore a sweetheart story of the oddest conceptualization. Enjoyable despite its faults, which are easier to laugh along with thanks to a hard-topped cadaver creation filled with ultimate wonder.” Flickering Myth

” …reminded me of why films like this matter. Monster Squad, The Goonies, and E.T., as previously mentioned, paved the way for a kind of joy and lust for life in horror-comedy (or, in this case I’d say comedy-horror) that is rare, unique, and so very needed.” Horror Buzz

“What this movie did really well was create absurd and awkward situations that play out well on camera, and are quite funny. However when the movie tries to introduce an air of danger to put pressure on the characters to movie the plot it came off as forced. The plot was a much weaker driving force in the film when compared to the characters and dialogue…” The Movie Sleuth

” …Baby Frankenstein works totally in its own right, even if some of the caricatures employed in the movie are a little broad. What really makes the movie though is the title character that’s not only a very fine makeup job, but Rance Nix also gives genuine depth to the character. So in all, if you can accept the fact that you’ve seen the story before…” Search My Trash

Release:

Baby Frankenstein is on VOD and DVD on June 30th 2020 from Wild Eye Releasing.

Cast and characters:

Ian Barling … Lance Wilton
Patrick McCartney … Ken Glinevich
Rance Nix … Baby Frankenstein
Cora Savage … Truth
Andre Gower … Dauvin Lundquist
Bill Rutkoski … Mr Spintho
Denise Pantoja … Waitress
T.J. Rotell … Dauvin Lundquist’s Assistant
Mason Carver … Creepy Halloween Guy
Yannis Stergiopoulos … Van Sneed
Eileen Rosen … Kim Wilton
Mike Rutkoski … John Caffery
John Rutkoski … Mr Spintho

Trailer: