4.1/10
105
9 user 2 critic

Frankenstein 2000 - Ritorno dalla morte (1991)

| Horror
When a woman is beaten into a coma and saved from being raped by her handyman (Donald O'Brien), the local security force does a cover-up to save the town's reputation and frames the saviour... See full summary »

Director:

(as David Hills)

Writer:

(story) (as Joan Russel)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A minister and his wife move into a haunted house.

Director: Claudio Fragasso
Stars: Gene Lebrock, David Brandon, Barbara Bingham
Aenigma (1987)
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The spirit of a comatose teenage girl possesses the body of a newcomer to her girls boarding school to enact bloody revenge against the elitist, lingerie-clad coeds responsible for her condition.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jared Martin, Lara Lamberti, Ulli Reinthaler
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale, Franca Stoppi
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the 13th century there existed a legion of evil knights known as the Templars, who quested for eternal life by drinking human blood and committing sacrifices. Executed for their unholy ... See full summary »

Director: Amando de Ossorio
Stars: César Burner, Lone Fleming, María Elena Arpón
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Stars: Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia, Renzo Palmer
Demonia (1990)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A Canadian archaeological team in Sicily accidentally unleashes vengeful ghosts of five demonic nuns whom were murdered 500 years earlier and the ghosts now set out to kill the group and townspeople alike.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Brett Halsey, Meg Register, Lino Salemme
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Daniel Greene, Janet Agren, Claudio Cassinelli
The Crawlers (1993)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

People from a small town are attacked by evil radioactive tree roots growing in the forest.

Directors: Joe D'Amato, Fabrizio Laurenti
Stars: Mary Sellers, Jason Saucier, Bubba Reeves
L'alcova (1985)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser) as his slave (a gift that he was given for "saving" the kings life). The spoils of war... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Lilli Carati, Annie Belle, Laura Gemser
Ironmaster (1983)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A tale that takes place at the dawn of history. The movie tells the story of a tribe that discovers how to fashion weapons out of iron and use them for their own survival. However, the ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Sam Pasco, Elvire Audray, George Eastman
Zombies: The Beginning (Video 2007)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A group of rough'n'tumble marines led by Captain Jurgens are sent by the powerful company Tyler Inc. to investigate reports of a zombie outbreak on a remote pacific island where a series of... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei
Stars: Yvette Yzon, Alvin Anson, Paul Holmes
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young girl called Claudia, flirts with two men, and at the same time, she is also having an affair with her step-mother who doles out her inheritance money from her dead father. Is she playing all three of them to get what she wants?

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Catherine Spaak, Jean Sorel, Florinda Bolkan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald O'Brien ...
Ric
Cinzia Monreale ...
Georgia
Robin Tazusky ...
Stephen
Riccardo Acerbi ...
Thomas
Dun Dustman ...
Hans (as Dan Dustman)
Mark Frank ...
Kurt
Mark Quail ...
Erik
Maurice Poli ...
Hoffner
Valter Travor ...
Strolls
Massimo Pittarello ...
Malder (as Joe Pittsbergh)
Max Tazusky ...
Paul
John Wood ...
Grover
Robert Milton ...
Mayer
Susan Baker ...
Mirna
Emy Valentino ...
Nurse
Edit

Storyline

When a woman is beaten into a coma and saved from being raped by her handyman (Donald O'Brien), the local security force does a cover-up to save the town's reputation and frames the saviour. After he hangs himself, the woman's strange comatose psi-powers revive him from the dead to exact revenge. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Frankenstein 2000  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
D'Amato's swan song to the horror genre
22 November 2013 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Georgia (Cinzia Monreale) is a woman with psychic abilities who is always having premonitions of her son being beheaded. One day she is attacked at home by some kids who belong to a local biker gang and is saved by Ric (Donald O'Brien), a former boxer turned handyman. When the corrupt local authorities place the crime on Ric, he hangs himself in his cell. That is okay because Georgia, who is now in a coma, somehow reanimates his dead body and uses him as an instrument for revenge.

By the time the '90s had rolled around, the Italian exploitation industry was petering out. Nowhere was this more apparent than in this Joe D'Amato horror effort that is better suited by its original, more literal title (RITORNO DALLA MORTE meaning RETURN FROM DEATH). Folks hoping for an exciting variation on the Mary Shelley legend will be sadly disappointed in this one as the "monster" doesn't appear until an hour in and this is more of a variation of PATRICK (1978) than a mad scientist. This is strictly by the numbers for D'Amato, who already seemed to have his foot out the door to return to the much more lucrative porn business (he would release one more horror film, THE CRAWLERS (1993), but that was shot before this). I will say the look of O'Brien, who apparently had a stroke before filming this, is pretty good with his skull held on by big clamps and there are some goofy gore effects in the last half hour. The biggest kick I got from it was D'Amato - who famously had Americans watching the Super Bowl in tuxedos in MONSTER HUNTER (1981) - showing he still has no clue about other cultures by having a group of neo-Nazi bad guys having a costume party.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?