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Cinefamily: Bad Biology

By Mike Everleth ⋅ February 3, 2010

Lit up marguee of the Silent Movie Theater

Feb. 6
10:00 p.m.
The Silent Movie Theater
611 N Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Hosted by: The Cinefamily

Cult horror movie directing legend Frank Henenlotter will make a special live appearance at this screening of his latest freak show, Bad Biology. This is Henenlotter’s first feature since 1992’s Basket Case 3: The Progeny.

Fans of Henenlotter’s unique brand of grotesque physical horror won’t be disappointed by this dual tale of a woman (Charlee Danielson) cursed with killing her paramours during lovemaking and giving birth to hideous deformed monstrosities after every coupling and a man (Anthony Sneed) with a killer sex organ that has a mind of its own.

Movie poster featuring a distorted couple hugging

Henenlotter’s first feature film, 1982’s Basket Case, is a beloved cult classic that features outrageous gore and one of horror’s most unique serial killers: A blob-like conjoined twin rudely separated from his “normal” brother’s side. The film was then followed by one sequel, Basket Case 2, in 1990; then a third in ’92.

In addition to that trilogy of evil, Henenlotter also directed Frankenhooker (1990), about a medical student who accidentally kills his fiancee with a lawnmower, then kills prostitutes for their body parts to bring his beloved back to life. And there’s also Brain Damage (1988), about another young man possessed by a parasite that feasts on human brains.

Then, after a brief flirtation with Hollywood that produced no results and left a bad taste in Henenlotter’s mouth, he eventually dropped out of filmmaking and worked on building up the DVD company Something Weird Video. He also directed several music videos for the rap star R.A. the Rugged Man.

Bad Biology was also recently released on DVD: Amazon | Netflix

Watch the Bad Biology trailer:

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