Lisa Frankenstein, which dropped on February 9, marks the directorial debut of Zelda Williams and features a stellar cast with Kathryn Newton, Cole Sprouse, and Liza Soberano
Hollywood’s latest theatrical release, Lisa Frankenstein, which dropped on February 9, marks the directorial debut of late actor Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda Williams. The dark comedy is a blend of absurd humor and gothic horror, featuring the formidable cast of Kathryn Newton, Cole Sprouse, Carla Gugino, and Liza Soberano in her debut role. Fans on social media lauded Liza Soberano’s acting craft, showered immense love on the actress, and dubbed the film a cult classic.
Written by Diablo Cody, filmmaker Zelda Williams roped in a promising cast for her feature debut. Starring Kathryn Newton as Lisa Swallows, Cole Sprouse as her crush-cum-reanimated corpse, and Carla Gugino as her narcissistic stepmother. It also marks Filipino-American actress Liza Soberano’s glamorous Hollywood debut, as she plays Lisa’s stepsister, Taffy Swallows. Fans are overwhelmed by Soberano’s comedic timing as a popular high school girl. “Finally!!! The critics were right; you stole the show, babe,” a Twitter user wrote on X (formerly Twitter).
Take a look at their reactions
Set in the 80s, Lisa Frankenstein is a coming-of-rage story that centers around a misfit teenage girl whose life takes a sinister turn when her dark desire comes true when her dead crush awakens after a mysterious event. This interspecies couple teams up to eliminate bad people and embarks on a murderous spree.
Several Twitter users also expressed overwhelming responses to the dialogue and well-executed screenplay as they shared their hilarious responses in the theater. Despite Cole Sprouse's no visible dialogue in the film, the viewers were impressed by his acting skills as an undead lover. Apart from Liza Soberano’s exceptional performance, social media users also hailed lead stars Cole Sprouse and Kathryn Newton.
“Lisa Frankenstein is so unhinged, and by the end of it, the entire theater was cackling. It legit got better as it went on. Textbook Diablo Cody. I’m SO happy Zelda Williams directed a movie, and I hope she makes dozens more. Another social media user penned on X.
Interestingly, Lisa Frankenstein is getting rave reviews not only for the stellar cast but even for the vibe of the film. This Valentine's Day release is a unique gothic love story that is spilling its magic on the audience and is currently winning hearts on the internet.
Lisa Frankenstein is a teen slasher romance that was unveiled on February 9!