Bad Biology (2008)
Screewriters-Frank Henelotter, RA Thornburn
Stars-Charlee Danielson, Anthony Sneed
Run time-84 minutes
Driven by biological excess, a young man and woman search for sexual fulfillment, unaware of each other’s existence. Unfortunately, they eventually meet, and the bonding of these two very unusual human beings ends in an explosive and ultimately over-the-top sexual experience, resulting in a truly god awful love story….
“Frank Henelotter’s back!” Those were the words screamed from my mouth when it was announced Frank Henelotter was coming back to directing films. Sadly I can no longer scream those words. His new film “Bad Biology” is entertaining but in the end is a disappointing product. I expected Frank’s comeback flick to be much better then this!
Bad Biology is an odd and sleazy piece of entertainment. It’s so crammed with sexual content that it becomes pretty overwhelming. I love sex as much as any warm blooded male but this became a little too much. It has double the amount of sex of all of Frank Henelotter’s films put together. But that’s what Bad Biology is all about-sex, sex and more sex. For example there’s an entire conversation dedicated to John Holmes 14 inch pecker . But that’s the story Frank Henelotter and friends spun out so we have to live with it. The two lead characters both have a problem. Jennifer was born with seven clits and is in constant need to fuck as much as possible. She also shoots out mutated freak babies soon after. Then there’s Batz. He happens to have an overgrown junkie penis with a mind of its own. Yeah these two are perfect for each other.
It will sadden horror fans to know there is little to no gore in this film. All the gore is replaced with sex and nudity. From porn footage to nude models wearing vagina masks Henelotter crammed his sleazy little film with enough sex to please any virgin living in his mom’s basement. This felt like a soft core porn with better production values and weird imagery. One positive thing I can say is it at least felt like a Henelotter film. He hasn’t softened with age and I give him props for that.
I did love the set-up of the story it just didn’t impress me much in the end. Both leads, Charlee Danielson and Anthony Sneed, carry the film well and come out looking good. The last half of the film in which the junkie monster penis separates itself from its owner and goes on sex rampage is fun but again didn’t really impress me.
Frank Henelotter does a solid job directing and rap music aside the music score was decent but ultimately forgettable. The FX by Henelotter regular Gabe Bartalo’s are cheap and rubbery but work. The monster penis looked just like a giant mutated junkie penis. What does that exactly mean? I don’t fucking know.
So to end this confusing mess of a review Bad Biology is my least favorite Frank Henelotter film. It has an interesting story set-up, solid lead actors and an entertaining finale but it left me unimpressed and overwhelmed with its sexual content in the end. I was hoping for mixture of sex and gore but Henelotter’s just jacked up the sex and left out the gore. Not terrible just very disappointing. Sigh.