Frances Stein

1 h 28 min201613+
Frances Stein is a brilliant scientist gone mad for all the right reasons. She's lost her marriage, her job, and her reputation. Now she has plans for her ex-husband and his new wife that will mess with their minds. Literally.
PJ Woodside
PJ WoodsideSteve HudginsT.O.N.E-z
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Cody RogersScott Cummings
PJ WoodsideSteve Hudgins
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3.2 out of 5 stars

146 global ratings

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AnonReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
TERRIBLE - Ignore the reviews from friends & family!!!
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I don't know what kind of awards this thing received, but if they were legit, the competition must have been nonexistent. The folks who made this movie must have had everyone they know leave four- and five-star reviews for this mess!

The acting was so bad, not just one or two people, but the entire "cast," if that's what they can be called. Many of the "actors" can barely read their lines, let alone deliver them in any kind of convincing manner. The story is okay, but the actual lines of the story are flat and stale. The production value is almost as bad as the acting, very amateur and poorly put together.

Normally I wouldn't bother to leave such a negative review, but I'm very angry that I wasted my time after reading a whole bunch of fake reviews. I loathe this approach to guerrilla marketing. I wish filmmakers would realize that it doesn't work.
5 people found this helpful
Angela XReviewed in the United States on December 1, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Nice Sci-fi With a Different Look and Twist at the End
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I loved this movie for so many reasons. A musician once said there are only so many variations on the eight note scale, and while we have much more variance in say, art or movies (yeah, yeah they're the same) it's DELIGHTFUL to come across a storyline that is truly new in tale. But not just that, I'm one of those proverbial "ugly ducklings", very blah until I grew up and surprise surprise became easy on the eyes. I cringe when people, women particularly, use the phrase " oh she looks like a REAL woman" to describe anyone who isnt fit and very attractive. However, come ON people, most people DON'T look like tens, and it's getting SOOOO tedious to see everyone in any sitcom or movie cosmetic surguried to the nth degree. Virtually everyone iin this movie looks like....okay I'll say it, REAL PEOPLE. My mind just went "ahhhhhhhhhhhh" How on earth did they get away with a whole cast of normals? A WHOLE CAST! Well enough of that, the acting was good, the twist at the end made me smile and I was rooting for Frances from the first scene. It's a tight well-done little Sci-fi and you first think it's the everyday ungrateful sow of a husband flipping his wife who pays more attention to her work than her appearance over for a younger model. You will be happily surprised. I really LOVE strange unusual love stories, like "The Fog", " Monster's Ball" "Lo" and this is added to my collection. Even the young lab assistant, who is the object of his heart? Frumpy Frances. Well worth a see.
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Douglas S. HalfenReviewed in the United States on October 23, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
This was a BLAST!!!!
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I've now seen 4 of the "PJ & Steve" films, so to speak, and while I've enjoyed them all, I thought that this was REALLY a great ride! Definitely kept me guessing, and the pace was terrific. Great twists and superb casting made for a superb "Biting Pig" movie. Major kudos to all involved, and I look forward to more goodness from this far-from-Hollywood production crew. :^> (The "pros" could learn a thing or two from you.)
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ASReviewed in the United States on May 24, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
For those who like horror with a touch of science.
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Frances Stein isn't what you'd expect of a horror movie. It's not over-the-top gory by any stretch, and the monsters come in the human variety. Without giving away the twists, this film tells the story of a brilliant neuroscientist with a plan to make practical (and macabre) use of her research.

The acting and cinematography are very good, but the story lags a bit. It just fails to keep the tension consistent throughout. Where the action spikes, it spikes hard, but where it lags, the movie feels like it drags on unnecessarily. For instance, the action falls flat in scenes where a character researches another character's whereabouts, and where we, the audience, are given info dumps on neuroscience. Granted, neuroscience is a specialized field and the audience can't be expected to follow along without some guidance, but expository scenes like these bogged the action down.

That aside, I enjoyed this film.
4 people found this helpful
Fernando MartinezReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Frankenstein Re-Invented for the Modern Era
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What I enjoyed most about this film is it took the Frankenstein story and re-invented it. Yes there's the 'mad scientist' character searching for life after death but other than Frances Stein is very original. It takes Frankenstein and brings it up to speed for the new era, trading outlandish science fiction for grounded modern science break throughs. And even better, it's not your typical horror film relying on cheap jump scares and blood and guts to terrify it's viewers. It takes the time to develop characters and suspense to create something truly unsettling, terrifying and entertaining.
HarryReviewed in the United States on June 25, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable for the most part.
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The story is a little bit far fetched, but with the advances in science, may turn out to be real some day. While this movie doesn't have known stars the acting was not too bad. The story of course has a few twists and a few surprises. The concept of living forever is one I don't think I would personally like because change keeps happening and one would need to continue to adapt. That does not mean that you can't adapt, it just means you may not like having to adapt. Overall, the movie is worth watching and hanging on until the end.
3 people found this helpful
Just A GuyReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
The story was very good and I enjoyed it very much
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The story was very good and I enjoyed it very much. There are times when the acting is a bit flat or overdone. This is a low budget indie and I can only imagine what the filmmakers would've been able to accomplish with a larger budget. The story line was that good and had some great twists. Check this out for some good entertainment.
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GrannygypsyReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
A little different
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This movie surprised me a bit. I wasn't expecting much and while it did move a bit slow, I wanted to see what happened. I am a huge fan of "B" movies and this is one I would (possibly) watch again. No spoilers but the ending twisted quite a lot more than I ever expected. Stick through it and at the very least, you will be surprised. Maybe.
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