Synopsis: A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident, and decides to bring her back. Unfortunately, he was only able to save her head, so he goes to the red light district in the city and lures prostitutes into a hotel room so he can get parts for his girlfriend.
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Director(s): Frank Henenlotter
Production: Shapiro Glickenhaus
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min


Just watch my hand.

Watch it.

Watch my hand now.

Nice and slow.

Back and forth.

Watch the hand!

Come on. Do something.

Wake up. Let's go!

Let's see that peeper.

Be very careful here..

I'm gonna give it a lobotomy


That's it.

That's it!

That's right!

Now follow my hand.

Look at the hand.

Just follow the hand

Come on.

Gotta follow my hand.

We're in sync now.

Now we're cookin'

That's it.

That's right.

Look at it.



Be a doll and pass me the ketchup.


Thanks hon.


Let me help you with that.

Oh, no, no.

..Those hamburgers up here.

Will you hold your horses Henry?

Let me get started here.

By the way,

he's at it again in the kitchen.

Oh dear..

I'll check on him in a minute mom.

Would you?

I'd appreciate that.

Coz we can't get too real

to night, you know?

By the way,

for your own good.

Ease up on the pretzels.


Nah, same old thing.

Jeffrey's too strange

and I'm too fat.

What happened to your diet?

Oh, heck. I've tried it all

and nothing works.

I've tried liquid diet..

Sea food diets..

Vegetable diets..

Fruit diets..

Pills, powders, weight watchers

and clinics.

I even had Jeffrey staple my stomach

and nothing else.

Jeffrey stapled your stomach?

Yeah, but it didn't help much.

I'm still a compulsive eater.

I didn't know Jeffrey was a doctor.

Well, yes and no..

I thought he worked

for New Jersey Electric?

Oh, he does.

He's.. just...

sort of a doctor in his spare time.

Calls himself a bio-electro-technician.

Whatever that means.

Well, is he at least

going to Medical School?

Goodness no. He's been

kicked out of three of them already.

And you let him operate on you?

Well, of course. I mean..

We're going to be married.


Watcha doin'?

Oh, what's this?

I'm not sure.

I can fix it, though.

Well not now.

Come on outside with me.

Dad's cooking tons of hamburgers.

It's so nice out there.

Good idea. I need this table

to make my Coleslaw.

Thanks sweetheart.

Happy birthday Daddy!

You didn't have to.

I've got a surprise for you.

Now close your eyes.

And don't open them

until I tell you.

They're closed nice and tight.

I wish she wouldn't have

bought me something, I know it.

OK now, turn around.

Real slowly.


Stop, stop!

Now open 'em!


And look..

Jeffrey rigged it with this remote control

so you don't even have to push it.

Thanks son.

Come on. This is your day.

I don't want any credit.

He's always been creative.


And it's so easy

you just turn it on like this.

Don't stand in front of it.

And this controls the speed..

And the direction.

So when you want it to go..

You just press this.

You're on your way chuck.

Don't stand in front of it!!

I gotta get 1600 Volts in there..

I gotta tap into there.

Tap into the North Power Station.

I'm gonna cause a burnout.

What began as a Birthday-Barbeque

ended in a bizarre tragedy

in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey today.

It was this Power mower,

that brought a quick end

to the life of 21 year old

bride-to-be, Elisabeth Shelley

Like wood through a mulcher,

the girthle fiancee

disappeared beneath the blades

of the berserk mower

that sent her personality raining down

upon the horrified birthday revelers.

In a blaze of blood, bones and body-parts.

The vivacious young girl was instantly

reduced to a tossed human salad.

A salad that police

are still trying to gather up.

A salad that was once named..


But death by lawnmower is not the end

of the strange twists in this case.

Of course it's hard to be real specific

at this point,

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