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 ... See full summary »
Tommy Dean Musset,
A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.
James T. Callahan,
H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book 'Necronomicon'. He finds it guarded by monks in an old library. He then copies some stories from... See full summary »
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
One of the original plots for the film involved Dan Cain being recruited to Washington, DC to bring the deceased President of the United States back to life, with the help of Herbert West. This later was carried over to the unmade House of Re-Animator. See more »
At the end of Re-Animator, Dr Hill's head was crushed, the eyes were completely gouged and the head was thrown against a wall, however in this, the head is all but fully restored with no additional damage apart from still being separated from its body. See more »
Though "Bride of Re-Animator" does not match up to the original, it comes quite close. This one strays even more from Lovecraft's original short story, turning more toward Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. It also should be noted that "Bride..." actually out gores the original, making it a real treat for gore hounds.
The plot is as follows: Herbert West and Dan Cain have both recuperated from the chaos at the end of the first Re-Animator, and are doing experiments on the dead again. This time, rather than experimenting on whole bodies, they decide to mix and match individual parts, and eventually take on the task of building a women completely out of the parts of various corpses. Unfortunately for the "heroes," Dr. Hill is resurrected as a talking head and eventually acquires bat wings to help him deal with mobility problems. There is also a new love interest for Cain (played by the same women who played Alotta Fagina Austin Powers) and a nosy detective who has an idea of what West and Cain are doing.
"Bride of Re-Animator" is much more of a comedy than "Re-Animator," which usually works in its favor, but is a detriment in some parts. The actors are mostly from the original and execute their parts nicely. It is the special effects that often times carry the film. These effects, done by the same crew who worked on Evil Dead 2, are really exceptional and help make the movie so enjoyable. "Bride..." also has a great plot, good directing, and great dialogue. On the down side, the movie does not really pick up until the end and there are too many subplots.
"Bride of Re-Animator" is a great movie for all viewers who can stomach gore. My rating: 8 out of 10
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