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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

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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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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Country:

USA

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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Dr. Herbert West: He's a wife-beater, Dan! Use the gun!
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Dedicated to the memory of Bruce Yuzna and Bob Greenberg See more »

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DVD also includes a scene on which we see Bruce Abbott's character revive his dead girlfriend from the original from where it left off. See more »

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Great Follow-up to the original
19 March 2000 | by soggycowSee all my reviews

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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