Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former assistant, Dan Cain. While being led away, some re-agent ... See full summary »
Tommy Dean Musset,
A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.
James T. Callahan,
H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book 'Necronomicon'. He finds it guarded by monks in an old library. He then copies some stories from... See full summary »
Bill is worried that he is 'different' to his sister and parents. They mix with other 'upper class' people while Bill is more down to earth. Even his girlfriend seems a bit odd. All is ... See full summary »
It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has ... See full summary »
William J. Norris
In Peru, Dr. Herbert West and Dr. Dan Cain are medical volunteers in a civil war with the assistant Francesca Danelli and they are researching how to create human life from dead tissue using wounded soldiers as guinea pigs. They return to Miskatonic Hospital and Dan treats a terminal patient, Gloria, and gets close to her. When the snoopy Lt. Leslie Chapham investigates the Miskatonic Massacre, he learns that body parts are missing in the morgue, and Herbert and Dan become his prime suspects. But Herbert kills the lieutenant and revives him with the serum. Meanwhile, Dr. Graves finds the head of Dr. Carl Hill and the green substance that the deceased doctor stole from Herbert, and uses the serum to resurrect Dr. Hill's head. When Gloria dies, Herbert and Dan use her head, with Meg's heart and parts of other women to create the perfect woman. But Lt. Chapham teams up with Dr. Hill to seek revenge against the crazy scientists. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A sequence was planned in the original script where the head of Dr. Hill was found as an attraction at a carnival. It is mentioned in the film but never shown. See more »
When Dan is trying to break down the door of the lab, the first time he slams into it, the two lights on either side of the door flicker, emphasizing the fake wall with the lights loosely attached. See more »
How did these boys get jobs at the hospital? Just how many deaths do you have to cause in Arkum to mess up your resume? Bride of Re-Animator isn't as good as the first, but it has the same feeling, the same dark humor. It owes as much to Bride of Frankenstein as it does to Re-Animator, and that's pretty good parentage. Jeffrey Combs is once again the standout followed by some wonderful monsters (four fingers, a thumb, and an eye wired together would make a pretty good pet)."My God! They're using tools!" With one line, Jeffrey Combs sweeps in and rescues this whole movie. Okay, Combs has all the good lines, and without him, this would be a sad little sequel. Bruce Abbott still can't act, Udenio (who made her debut in Passion Flower Hotel) is no Babs Crampton, and even David Gale's talents are underused, since we only get to see him from the neck up - though I was amused to see where his character went, given Herbert West's comment in the original film. Plotwise, no attempt is made to explain how Dr West (Combs) escaped in the original movie; we first see him and reluctant partner Cain (Abbott) in a Peruvian civil war, for no readily apparent reason. Soon, they're back in the US of A, continuing their experiments while a local cop, investigating the "Miskatonic Massacre", closes in.
Far too obviously, this aims for Bride of Frankenstein, but watching West wax lyrical as he flies into delusions of god-hood covers a great deal of weakness. The effects are nicely done too, though the idea they can now re-animate anything, is only used to a fraction of its potential. Their integration into the storyline...well, they aren't. Everything moves in a herky-jerky fashion towards an impressively excessive climax, largely failing to build upon the original, or even re-invent it, and even Danny Elfman's songs seem like they were tossed off over a wet weekend. However, no film can be entirely condemned with speeches such as, "The only blasphemy is to wallow in in-SIG-nif-i-cance!", uttered by a B-master like Combs.
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