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Shatterbrain (1991)

The Resurrected (original title)
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.

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John March
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Claire Ward
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Lonnie Peck
Laurie Briscoe ...
Holly Tender
Ken Camroux-Taylor ...
Captain Ben Szandor (as Ken Camroux)
Patrick P. Pon ...
Raymond (as Patrick Pon)
Bernard Cuffling ...
Dr. Waite
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Des Smiley ...
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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Final film to be released by Scotti Brothers Pictures. See more »

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All of the characters pronounce "Pawtuxet" incorrectly. In Rhode Island, any location prefaced with "Paw" has the emphasis on the second syllable, e.g., pawTUCket and pawTUXet. See more »

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Claire Ward: [looking into the bag of explosives] This is it?
John March: There are enough explosives in there to give Mount Rushmore a headache.
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What a muddled mess....
10 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am usually a big fan of most horror movies Dan O bannon is assoicated with { from Dead and Buried to Return of the Living Dead } and I had high expectations for this film. First off, this film is almost 2 hours long but the material contained within the film does not support that long of a time frame. In fact, it takes 56 minutes for the 1st real exciting visual scene to happen. The actor that portrays the investigator is quite amateurish while the lead that plays the female part is awful { take not of the beginning when she is in the detectives office and they are talking. Her performance is pathetic and she plays with her hands for 5 minutes} . The dialog leaves little to be desired and there's nothing inventive or unique about the camera-work. The soundtrack is very uneventful. I have no idea how people can rate movies like this a " 10" . In many ways this is a poor mans Reanimator. If you must see this film, just fast forward the 1st 55 minutes and start from there and even then you may feel very disastified.


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