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Shatterbrain (1991)
"The Resurrected" (original title)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  15 April 1992 (USA)
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Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. The husband is a chemical ... See full summary »

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John March
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Claire Ward
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Robert Romanus ...
Lonnie Peck
Laurie Briscoe ...
Holly Tender
Ken Camroux ...
Captain Ben Szandor
Patrick P. Pon ...
Raymond (as Patrick Pon)
Bernard Cuffling ...
Dr. Waite
J.B. Bivens ...
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Des Smiley ...
Janitor
Eric Newton ...
Lucius Fenner
Tom Shorthouse ...
Gas Man
Jim Smith ...
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Uniform Cop (as Philip Hayes)
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Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. The husband is a chemical engineer, and the smells from his experiments (and the delivery of what appear to be human remains at all hours) are beginning to arouse the attention of neighbors and local law enforcement officials. When the detective and wife find a diary of the husband's ancestor from 1771, and reports of gruesome murders in the area begin to surface, they begin to suspect that some very unnatural experiments are being conducted in the old house. Based on an H.P. Lovecraft story. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Was originally intended for a theatrical release, but ended up going straight to video. See more »

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In the beginning as John Terry's narrator is talking about his life in Providence, RI the helicopter (seen as a shadow in the flyover) is actually showing the city of Hartford, CT. See more »

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Claire Ward: Maybe it's time we went to the police.
John March: And tell them what? That Charles is making monsters in the farmhouse?
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HP Lovecraft done right
25 December 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I remember reading the short story this film is based on (and others by the same author) in my late teens and I must say this is one of the better adaptations. A hard to come by gem. [9/10] ... The Re-Animator, Dagon and The Evil Dead trilogy are all great films, but their interpretation of Lovecraft prioritizes gore and/or slapstick over suspense. Why is that? The moment Peter Hyams started to show off Satan

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