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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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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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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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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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Doctor Carl Hill: [laughs grandly] West, you stupid biped!
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Among others the credits thank Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the author of the original Frankenstein novel. 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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A not-so-bad sequel
18 February 2005 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Dr Herbert West and Dr Dean Cain are back to their old ways. West isn't trying to bring back life now- but actually trying to create life from spare body parts. But along the way they have a police inspector snooping around and Dr. Hill is back.

This is a reasonably stylish, but crazy sequel to the very good original. Keeping with the tradition of the original it sticks to the black, campy humour we loved and also being soaked in blood & gore.

The story is pretty much the same as the original with West's freaks of nature causing havoc again. Though just like the title implies, it parodies the film 'Bride of Frankenstein'- but the repetitiveness' this time really shows throughout the film. It has some plot holes that aren't explained on from that of the first film- but it didn't fault the story, the humour or pace of the film.

The director this time around was the producer from the original, Brian Yuzna- he brings some nice added touches and a morbid sense to the film, though it might have been much better if Stuart Gordon held the realm.

The performances are good, with the ever-reliable Jeffrey Combs delivering the eccentrically insane Herbert West, Bruce Abbott as the sympathetic Dean Cain, Claude Earl Jones as the mischievous police detective, Fabiana Udenio as Cain's concerned girlfriend Francesca Danelli and finally David Gale as Dr West's Nemesis the deviously evil head (Yep, that's right) of Dr. Carl Hill.

The atmosphere is truly stunning- from the dark basement filled with enthusiastic experiments and West's bizarre creations to the coldness of the eerie mortuary and hospital. The cheese ball performances, along with the witty script and dazzling special effects add up to equal a lot of fun.

3.5/5


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