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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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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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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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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A sequence was planned in the original script where the head of Dr. Hill was found as an attraction at a carnival. It is mentioned in the film but never shown. See more »

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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 »

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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 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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"My God, they're using tools."
24 September 2001 | by joeyramone78See all my reviews

I have loved the original "Re-Animator" since I first saw it as a demented little boy way back in 1986. So naturally, I was quite excited when I got the chance to see the sequel when it premiered on Cinemax in 90 or 91. Although I was satisfied with "Bride of Re-Animator" when I initially viewed, I some how managed to avoid seeing it again for the next decade. I am not quite sure why that is, especially considering I have been enjoying the original on dvd for quite some time now. Looking back I think it's because I had the realization that, as I have grown older and my tastes have matured, things that were "great" when I was kid are often terrible these days, rendering films that were merely "oky" even worse. In other words, I was afraid of watching "Bride" and just hating, thereby tarnishing the legacy created by the still fabulous original. To get to the point, I recently decided to take a chance and I broke down and bought "Bride" on dvd. Going into it with my expectations totally lowered (since I couldn't remember much from watching it 10 years prior), I was pleasantly surprised by this worthy sequel to one of my all time favorite horror flicks. Sure, "Bride" still somewhat pales by comparison, but it would be safe to say that it compares to the original the same way that the competent "Halloween 2" stands up to it's classic predecessor. In other words, this isn't a great flick, but much of the magic that made the original work is still here, and the film has a few surprises of it's own. I won't go into the plot because everybody else on here has already explained it, and besides, I find the plot to be one of the areas where "Bride" is most lacking. I will instead try to concentrate on the things I like about this film, namely, some snappy (and extremely DRY) one-liners, hilariously over-the-top gore effects and another great turn by Jeffrey Combs as the titular "re-animator". "Bride" relies on the mix of outrageous horror and dark comedy that defined the original, this time leaning just a little more towards the comedy side without becoming a parody of the first one. With stronger direction and more a more fleshed-out screenplay, I believe this one could have had the potential to be as good as the original-but who wants to see classic overshadowed? "Bride of Re-Animator" stands well on it's own and as a nice afterthought to the original it should please most fans. I also highly recommend the feature-loaded dvd release, and although some would argue this film gets a slightly grander dvd treatment than it deserves, who can really complain about a plethora of special features?


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