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Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

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Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue.

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Brian Yuzna
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Combs ... Dr. Herbert West
Bruce Abbott ... Dr. Dan Cain
Claude Earl Jones ... Lt. Leslie Chapham
Fabiana Udenio ... Francesca Danelli
David Gale ... Dr. Carl Hill
Kathleen Kinmont ... Gloria
Mel Stewart ... Dr. Graves
Irene Cagen Irene Cagen ... Nurse Shelley (as Irene Forrest)
Michael Strasser Michael Strasser ... Ernest
Mary Sheldon Mary Sheldon ... Meg Halsey
Marge Turner Marge Turner ... The Re-Animated: Elizabeth Chapham
Johnny Legend Johnny Legend ... The Re-Animated: Skinny Corpse
David Bynum David Bynum ... The Re-Animated: Black Corpse
Noble Craig ... The Re-Animated: Crypt Creature
Kim Parker Kim Parker ... The Re-Animated: Crypt Creature
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In Peru, Dr. Herbert West and Dr. Dan Cain are medical volunteers in a civil war with the assistant Francesca Danelli and they are researching how to create human life from dead tissue using wounded soldiers as guinea pigs. They return to Miskatonic Hospital and Dan treats a terminal patient, Gloria, and gets close to her. When the snoopy Lt. Leslie Chapham investigates the Miskatonic Massacre, he learns that body parts are missing in the morgue, and Herbert and Dan become his prime suspects. But Herbert kills the lieutenant and revives him with the serum. Meanwhile, Dr. Graves finds the head of Dr. Carl Hill and the green substance that the deceased doctor stole from Herbert, and uses the serum to resurrect Dr. Hill's head. When Gloria dies, Herbert and Dan use her head, with Meg's heart and parts of other women to create the perfect woman. But Lt. Chapham teams up with Dr. Hill to seek revenge against the crazy scientists. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The creator of the original cult injects new life into body parts other films cannot reach... it's a SCREAM! See more »


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Trivia

The liquid used for the "re-agent," as in the first film, was taken from glowsticks. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Graves is battling the re-animated rat the words "Dr. Graves, Pathology" on his doctor's smock go from correct to a reversed image and then back to the correct, legible image. See more »

Quotes

Dan Cain: I'm a doctor!
Dr. Herbert West: ...who will be a scientist.
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to the memory of Bruce Yuzna and Bob Greenberg See more »

Alternate Versions

DVD version includes both the R-Rated theatrical release and a slightly longer and more explicit Unrated version. Both versions are included in full-frame (open matte) and widescreen (matted) format on the disc. See more »

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Underrated Follow-Up
21 October 2003 | by jeanspillaneSee all my reviews

I did not start watching this with the highest of expectations. I am sure that many of you did not/will not as well. There were two main reasons for me:

1. Its a sequel

Generally, sequels are a bad re-hash of the first, or some misguided attempt to bring the story and characters to a new setting. This movie is neither, instead we get a (semi) natural continuation of the first film, which attempts to slip in more of the original Lovecraft Novella, which ultimately, neither film lives up to. Sure, characters that had little to no hope for life return with out a bat of the camera's eye, but this is a horror-comedy people, not The Godfather: Part II type of sequel, and I'm willing to ignore this to an extent. it never got on my nerves, anyway. Escapes the "horror movie sequel trap" quite well.

2. Bad Reviews

For some reason, this has terrible reviews most places, while the first film is praised and given **** and ***** star ratings, this puppy is tossed into the "worth a rental for genre fans" bin, with nothing above a ** rating in any professional reviewers opinion. This is really a shame, although I do admit, if you are not a fan of the first film you probably may as well skip this one. I also strongly recommend that those of you who have not seen Re-Animator backtrack and watch it first, as it definitely would (or maybe I should say "should") heighten your enjoyment level of this film.

Bride of Re-Animator is an excellent chunk of horror-comedy, which gets over looked when standing next to its beefy pappy. Personally, I found that elements of the film surpassed the first, atmosphere and gore f/x being the most clear ones. I really have to hand it to the f/x design team, because this is currently one of my favorite horror films as far as "creatures". The many experiments highlight the film when ever they appear, and the Bride herself is an excellent piece of gore design.

As far as the atmosphere goes, it is surely darker then its predecessor in this respect. Perhaps only the climax of the film truly shows the best aspects, as for the most part it reflects a similar attitude to Re-Animator, if slightly watered down. However, at the end we are treated to multi-colored lighting, fantastic zombies, smoke and some well used gauze, used to invoke the dress of the Bride in Bride of Frankenstein. Not to mention the earlier stated creature effects.

At any rate, this is a very worthy follow-up to a horror classic. Perhaps the script is not as strong, the quotable lines fewer and farer between and supporting characters more forgettable. But admit at least, nay-sayers, that if nothing else you loved it when Dr. West yelled "My God! They're using tools!"

7/10


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8 July 1990 (UK) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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