aka Teen Monster
aka Big Monster on Campus
Starring - Matthew Lawrence (Monster Night), Ryan Reynolds (R.I.P.D., Green Lantern), and Christine Lakin (The Frankenstein Theory)
Release Date - 2000
Genre - Horror/Comedy
Tagline - "He has an electric personality"
Format - VHS (Personal Collection)
Rating (out of 5):
The film follows a young Frank Stein (Lawrence) who is head over heals in love with one of the popular girls in school. Macy's (Lakin) click is often bullying Frank but she does not. One night Macy and her friends have a small get together to drink. Frank and his friend tries to crash the party but someone further down the nerd chain, goth kid Karl O'Reilly (Reynolds), shows up to drink. The goons in Macy's click taunt Karl. Karl tries to flee but falls into an empty pool where he receives brain damage and dies. The two goons freak out thinking they are going to jail but Frank informs them that he can bring Karl back. By using a brain stolen from his dad's lab, he replaces Karl's damaged brain and uses the oncoming thunder storm to bring him back. The two goons are grateful for what Frank has done and allows him to hang out with him but he is still unable to get close to Macy. Things, too, change for Karl. Karl is no longer a soft spoken goth. He has now blossomed into a rambunctious teenager that has a way with the ladies and getting in trouble. He buddies up with Frank to bring him out of his shell so Macy can notice him...and she does. The two become an item but Karl steals money from her and she gets in trouble over it. To make matters worse, Frank discovers that Karl's brain once belonged to a criminal and murderer. Karl starts to seek out those that done him wrong forcing Frank to fix his mistake...once and for all.