Boltneck (also released as Big Monster on Campus) is a 2000 American comedy horror film directed by Mitch Marcus and starring Matthew Lawrence, Justin Walker, and Christine Lakin. The film is a modern film adaptation of the classic Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein. Matthew Lawrence plays high-schooler Frank Stein who reanimates a fellow student using the brain of a criminal by mistake. The film was released straight-to-video.


Los Angeles. The season of El Niño. Frank (Matthew Lawrence) is a high school student obsessed with heavy electron resurrection (reanimating corpses soon after death). One night Frank’s neighbor and fellow student Lance (Justin Walker) throws a party and as a joke invites Karl (Ryan Reynolds), an outsider in school. When Karl shows up, however, he gets into a fight with Lance and Tuttle (Christian Payne) and dies after falling into an empty swimming pool. Frank sees Lance and Tuttle attempting to dump the body and offers to reanimate the corpse for them. Stealing a brain from his father’s (Judge Reinhold) lab, Frank successfully resurrects Karl and returns him home.