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Bride of Re-Animator (1989)

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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 ... Doctor 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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Storyline

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La novia de Re-Animator See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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At one point Dr. West suggests that the noises coming from his laboratory wall are just "probably rats in the wall". This is a reference to one of H.P. Lovecraft's better known stories "Rats In The Wall". See more »

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After Dr. Graves cuts the bat open that he injects with the serum, the bat has a hole in its stomach. After it attacks him and Dr. Graves pins it down, there is no hole in the bat's stomach See more »

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Dr. Herbert West: [the reanimated corpses are breaking into the basement] My god! They're using tools!
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Dedicated to the memory of Bruce Yuzna and Bob Greenberg See more »

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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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Very decent sequel to an absolute horror favorite
14 July 2003 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

It's very hard to make a sequel to an absolute masterpiece that can live up to the original. Let us not forget how bad the Exorcist II and the Howling II were. Like the previous titles mentioned, Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator is a true classic in the field of horror, so I was very careful with my expectations towards this film. Yet, several elements showed that it could be a very good film. Jeffrey Combs returned as his memorable Dr. West character and also Dan Cain and Carl Hill are present again. ( well, at least his head is... ) Brian Yuzna took the seat of the director. Good sign, I thought. He knows what he does when it comes to horror. And this film proved itself to be good. It can never reach the level of the original but the complete cast and crew seems to realize that. They just tried to make a sequel worth watching and in that viewing... they succeeded.

TINY SPOILERS FROM HERE ... Dr. West is even more fantastic ( and that means more crazy :-] ) to achieve his discovery of re-animating dead bodies. He keeps convincing Dr. Dan Cain to assist him by claiming he can bring back Megan to live ( Dr. Cains love interest from the first film ) West found Megan's hart in the hospital and they shall create a new woman with it. Great !!! Also, the head of the infamous Dr. Carl Hill gets re-animated and he's only after one thing. Nail Dr. West and avenge his dissection ! By this he gets assisted by another doctor. Thing are even getting more difficult for Dr. West when a fanatic detective follows him around... The bride of Re-Animator (a clean tribute to Frankenstein) is 90 minutes of pure fun. Horrorfans won't be disappointed at all. It's a logical sequel to the original, but also a film that could stand to itself. As far as sequels go, this is a good effort. Now, after 13 years a second sequel is about to come. Beyond Re-Animator ( also directed by Yuzna and starring Combs ) is claimed to be a worthy addition to the series as well. I haven't seen it yet but I sure will when I get the chance.


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