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Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

After 13 years in prison, the mad scientist from Re-Animator (1985) gets a new chance to experiment with the arrival of a young prison doctor, who secretly hopes to learn to reanimate dead people. Good intentions turn to horror.

Director:

Brian Yuzna

Writers:

José Manuel Gómez (screenplay), H.P. Lovecraft (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Combs ... Dr. Herbert West
Tommy Dean Musset Tommy Dean Musset ... Young Howard 'Howie' Phillips
Jason Barry ... Dr. Howard Phillips
Bárbara Elorrieta Bárbara Elorrieta ... Emily Phillips
Elsa Pataky ... Laura Olney
Ángel Plana Ángel Plana ... Kitchen Zombie
Javier Sandoval ... Cop 1
Santiago Segura ... Speedball
Lolo Herrero Lolo Herrero ... Sergeant Moncho
Enrique Arce ... Cabrera
Nico Baixas Nico Baixas ... Moses
Simón Andreu ... Warden Brando
Joaquín Ortega ... Officer Falcon
Raquel Gribler Raquel Gribler ... Nurse Vanessa
Daniel Ortiz ... Winni
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Storyline

Left to rot in prison for the past thirteen years after the blood-drenched events in Re-Animator (1985) and Bride of Re-Animator (1990), the misunderstood virtuoso of mayhem, Dr Herbert West, finds an unexpected ally in the person of the young medical doctor, Howard Phillips. Behind the thick walls of the impenetrable Arkham State Penitentiary, the blasphemous duo of dreamers set up a secret laboratory to test an entirely new reanimating serum, which--when combined with West's original phosphorescent reagent--can work miracles on the prison's inmates. Now, the stage seems set for the ultimate experiment; however, once more, this is easier said than done. Can the good doctors escape from this concrete pit of death? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

They Thought Prison Would Be The Death Of Him. But For Dr. West, Death Is Only The Beginning. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence/gore, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond Re-Animator See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$302,586
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Fantasy Film Fest)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Barry's character is named Howard Phillips. The movie is based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, whose full name is Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Also, the last name of Elsa Pataky's character is Olney, which is the last name of the main character (Thomas Olney) in Lovecraft's story "The Strange High House in the Mist." See more »

Goofs

At 57:25, Dr. West says "2000 volts of electric current". Current is not measured in volts, it is measured in amperes or amps. See more »

Quotes

Herbert West: She's not getting any fresher.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are accompanied by a fight between a rat and the warden's severed penis. See more »

Alternate Versions

US DVD release of the film is slightly cut (about thirty seconds total) compared to some R2 releases.
  • When Speedball ODs on the re-agent, he sits up and his eyeball pops out.
  • When he explodes, we see him open his shirt and his stomach spew out. (On the DVD, the shot lingers on West up until Speedball's guts are already halfway through the air.)
  • When the Doctor Phillips is battling with Laura, a few of the shots where he starts hacking at her neck are trimmed.
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Connections

Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Move Your Dead Bones (End Credits)
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Written by Jordi Cubino & Julya Lisovichenko
Performed by Dr. Re-Animator
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User Reviews

 
A Most Welcome Return
1 January 2004 | by kscaduncanSee all my reviews

It's been well over a decade since we last saw Herbert West and now he's finally back. It seems his past has finally caught up with him as he is now currently serving a jail sentence for the gory mayhem his re-animated corpses have caused. The arrival of a new young doctor, who wants to help West, results in West being back in business. The best thing about this film is Jeffrey Combs. He slips back into the role of Herbert West effortlessly. The gore effects courtesy of Screaming Mad George are also a highlight. While not as good as the original, it's about even with Bride Of Re-Animator. I hope there'll be further instalments.

Oh and continue watching during the end credits.


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