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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
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Third Orderly
Des Smiley ...
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Eric Newton ...
Lucius Fenner
Tom Shorthouse ...
Gas Man
Jim Smith ...
Butcher
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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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Holly Tender: So, Curwen is the real great-great... whatever grandfather of Charles, and not Ezra.
John March: Looks that way, doesn't it?
Lonnie Peck: And he was a monster maker?
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H.P Lovecraft done right by the writer of "Alien"
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When Stuart Gordon became successful with his cheeky versions of H.P. Lovecraft stories I guess other studios decided to attempt doing a movie or two based on the guys work. This is one of them. It's actually pretty good and the best I've seen based on the guys work although I've never read the story. i just think the movie's good and if his writing is anything like it then it's probably as accurate as your going to get. This one takes itself really seriously. It has big ugly disgusting deformed monsters while characters stumble around in the dark with inadequate mobile lighting. It has a supernatural conspiracy spanning time with the reincarnated version of the main character investigating what might be his own madness. And that's about all I can remember. I remember it was well written too. I mean the story just seemed to work. Unfortunately the douche bags who made it have not released this movie on DVD or any other format in years, possibly decades, so me telling you how good it is is probably a waste of time since the chances of seeing it are about as good as not seeing stupid capitalistic crap propaganda like "Batman Begins" collecting dust in a bargain bin for $2 in some department store dictatorship.


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