The Frankenstein Syndrome
|The Frankenstein Syndrome|
|Directed by||Sean Tretta|
Scott Anthony Leet
|Music by||Lawrence Shragge|
|Running time||90 minutes|
The Frankenstein Syndrome is a 2010 American science-fiction and horror film. It was written and directed by Sean Tretta and released directly to DVD. The film is billed as a modern interpretation of the Mary Shelly novel Frankenstein.
Researchers conduct secret and illegal experiments using stem cells. The researchers accidentally discover a serum derived from these stem cells capable of reviving dead cellular tissue. The action of the movie begins when a security guard, David Doyle (played by Scott Anthony Leet), is injured while working and threatens to sue the research company. David Doyle is promptly murdered and used as a test subject.
David returns to life but, in the style of The Reanimator, David is not the same man he once was. Not only is his personality and memory changed, but he is seen to acquired psychic and telekinetic powers, as well as increased strength and aggression. As the movie progresses, David begins to act out against the researchers, who all at once are his captors, murderers and creators.
Critics within the world of low budget horror received the movie with mixed to poor reviews. Critics cited poor character development and scripting as issues, while others praised its core concept. BigBadHorrorDaddy states, "The story being told isn't perfect, but The Frankenstein Syndrome is gripping and potent stuff."
- The Frankenstein Syndrome at the Internet Movie Database
- The Frankenstein Syndrome at Rotten Tomatoes
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