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Lisa Frankenstein Puts an Undead Spin on Teen Love

11/2/2023 • 4 min read

(Updated 11/02/2023)Lisa Frankenstein | Cinemark

Ever think it would be easier to build your own dream date? That's kinda sorta the concept behind LISA FRANKENSTEIN, a goth rom-zom-com based on Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," and featuring inspiration from '80s and '90s horror movies.

LISA FRANKENSTEIN comes from screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Zelda Williams. (Who is, yes, the daughter of the late Robin Williams.) It's got a terrific young cast and a killer soundtrack. Check out the LISA FRANKENSTEIN trailer below and learn everything you need to know about the horror comedy.

When Does Lisa Frankenstein Come Out?

Focus Features will release LISA FRANKENSTEIN in theatres on February 9, 2024.

Watch the First Lisa Frankenstein Trailer

There's a degree of fantasy in any crush, and Lisa has a particularly fantasy-oriented obsession: She's really into a guy who has been dead for a long time. During a lightning storm she reanimates the dead guy — we don't know if this is on purpose or accidentally, a la FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES - after which she decides to enjoy having him around. This can't possibly cause any problems, right?

The Cast of Lisa Frankenstein

In the title role there's Kathryn Newton, known from "Big Little Lies," "Supernatural," FREAKY, and ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. Opposite her as the no-longer-entirely-dead boyfriend is Cole Sprouse ("Riverdale," MOONSHOT).

There's also Liza Soberano, Henry Eikenberry, Joe Chrest, and Carla Gugino, as well as quite a few other actors yet to be named.

Zelda Williams Teams Up With Diablo Cody

Lisa Frankenstein

In the LISA FRANKENSTEIN director's chair is Zelda Williams, who has steadily been building a career as a director. She started out making music videos and TV, and has worked up to features. This is Williams' second feature, and she has a script by one of the most recognizable names in screenwriting: Diablo Cody.

More than some arbitrary level of recognizance, the Williams/Cody teamup seems like a matchup of two complimentary talents. Williams and Cody seem to share an interest in horror movies, a macabre but accessible sense of humor, and a taste for specific artifacts of pop culture. The LISA FRANKENSTEIN trailer suggests that their collaboration worked out just as well as we hoped it might.


LISA FRANKENSTEIN opens on February 9.


All images courtesy of Focus Features.

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