Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Dean Musset ...
Young Howard 'Howie' Phillips
Dr. Howard Phillips
Bárbara Elorrieta ...
Emily Phillips
Laura Olney
Ángel Plana ...
Kitchen Zombie
Cop 1
Lolo Herrero ...
Sergeant Moncho
Nico Baixas ...
Warden Brando
Joaquín Ortega ...
Officer Falcon
Raquel Gribler ...
Nurse Vanessa
Daniel Ortiz ...


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 falls from his pocket where it is picked up by a young man who was camping nearby. The young man finds Herbert down in his jail cell and learns for himself just what the re-agent is capable of. Written by Sarah

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They Thought Prison Would Be The Death Of Him. But For Dr. West, Death Is Only The Beginning. See more »


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Rated R for strong graphic violence/gore, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 July 2003 (Spain)  »

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Cuando la muerte es el principio  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jason Barry's character is named Howard Phillips. The movie is based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, whose full name is Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Also, the last name of Elsa Pataky's character is Olney, which is the last name of the main character (Thomas Olney) in Lovecraft's story "The Strange High House in the Mist." See more »


When Howard is talking to Laura (Elsa Pataky) after she has been revived, he calls her Elsa. See more »


Howard Phillips: In movies they call this the death house, but you guys wouldn't call it that. What do you call it?
Sgt. Moncho: The death house.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are accompanied by a fight between a rat and the warden's severed penis. See more »


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Tongue in Cheek. Whose Cheek? Whose Tongue?
7 June 2004 | by (The Flaming Wreckage) – See all my reviews

I loved the first Re-Animator movie. "Bride of Re-Animator" was OK. This one is over-the-top, completely twisted, and just plain clean, gory, bloody, guts spattering about, eyeballs crawling around, penis-attacks-rat fun.

This isn't a movie that takes itself seriously, and you shouldn't, either.

Jeffrey Combes is wonderful, as always, as Dr. Herbert West. Dr. West has figured out (or so he thinks) what was missing in his previous "experiments." Needless to say, it doesn't work as planned (hey, it's "just a theory"), and much mayhem ensues. Much. Much more than in the first two movies. Think "Attica" meets "Night of the Living Dead" meets "Freaky Friday." Yes, it's that far off the deep end.

I would recommend this film highly to anyone who enjoys a humorous splatter flick. If you're not a deranged gorehound, you probably won't like this one. Speaking as a longtime deranged gorehound, however, I can safely say that this is one of the finest films ever made in its genre, and certainly worthy of several Academy Awards.

I did mention that I was deranged, right?

Yeah, I did. And if you are, too, see this movie. And don't forget to watch the absolutely classic "Move Your Dead Bones" video that also comes on the DVD. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll like it better than "Cats."

Kudos to Brian Yuzna!

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