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Lisa Frankenstein: a colorful reimagining of a classic tale

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Staff Writer Chloe Valdez reviews new movie “Lisa Frankenstein.”

In a nostalgic whirlwind of 1980s vibes and comedic horror, Zelda Williams’ “Lisa Frankenstein” resurrects the classic teen movie with a vibrant quirky twist. This film is a delightful homage to the era of neon colors, goth music, and big hair, all while retelling the classic story of Frankenstein. 

Starring Cole Sprouse and Kathryn Newton, “Lisa Frankenstein” is a tale of teenage misfits seeking acceptance in a world that treats them as outcasts. The protagonist, Lisa, is a high school reject with an iconic, gothic wardrobe and an obsession with the occult, the belief in the supernatural. When she accidentally resurrects a misunderstood monster, chaos ensues leading to a hilarious and heartwarming journey of self-discovery and love.

But what truly sets “Lisa Frankenstein” apart is its unabashed celebration of ‘80s nostalgia. From the neon-drenched cinematography to the synth-heavy soundtrack, every frame is infused with the spirit of the era. References to pop culture icons, fashion trends, and iconic films invite the audience to take a trip down memory lane while offering a fresh take on familiar tropes. 

In many ways, “Lisa Frankenstein” feels like a love letter to classic teen movies of the past, while also carving out its own unique identity. With its blend of humor, heart, and ‘80s nostalgia, this film is sure to leave audiences laughing, cheering, and longing for the days of VHS tapes and cassette tapes. 

For these reasons, I’d rate this movie 8.5/10. “Lisa Frankenstein” is now streaming on platforms like Peacock available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime. Grab your scrunchies and your Walkman, and prepare to embark on a wild and wickedly fun ride with “Lisa Frankenstein.”

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