The new trailer reveals more of the actual “Lisa Frankenstein” plot than we’ve seen before. While the initial teaser focused on Lisa and her undead lover’s star-crossed romance, the newer preview shows that the pair’s relationship is built on mutual improvement (he gives her a goth makeover, while she makes him look vaguely alive) and vigilante-ish justice. “I have an idea,” Lisa says before we see a scene of her and Sprouse’s character beating up a boy in the woods. “There are bad people out there,” she explains before her beau dispatches him with an axe. The editing here makes the context a bit unclear, but Lisa seems to be killing a guy who tried to coerce her into sex.
We also get a glimpse of Carla Gugino’s character, who says she opened up her home to Lisa and does not seem happy about her recent changes. “Your daughter is a little psycho,” she says at one point, and an edited scene shows her pulling a worm from her mouth and screaming. Later on, she seems to be trying to commit Lisa to mental health treatment, but she’s also wearing a maid costume and standing in a walk-in closet, so I’m sure all that will make sense later. For now, “Lisa Frankenstein” looks like a total delight for the “Wednesday” and “Heathers” crowds.
Get your best goth gear ready: the movie hits theaters on February 9, 2024.