From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Frank Henenlotter, (born August 29, 1950 in New York City, New York), is an American screenwriter, director and film historian. He is known primarily for his horror comedies, though he would prefer to be classified as an exploitation filmmaker (rather than horror). I never felt that I made ‘horror films’, he has said. I always felt that I made exploitation films. Exploitation films have an attitude more than anything – an attitude that you don’t find with mainstream Hollywood productions. They’re a little ruder, a little raunchier, they deal with material people don’t usually touch on, whether it’s sex or drugs or rock and roll. Description above from the Wikipedia article Frank Henenlotter, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.