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.
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
The only installment of the Re-Animator series not filmed in the United States. It was entirely shot in Spain. See more »
In the opening scenes, when the zombie is attempting to drink from a milk carton, it is the modern type with the screw-on cap. In 1990, when the scene is set, that type had not yet hit the market. It would have had a folding spout. See more »
[to West after being turned into a skeleton after injecting himself with the serum many times]
Hey! Got anymore?
I'd say you've had enough.
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The end credits are accompanied by a fight between a rat and the warden's severed penis. See more »
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.
A Walk on the Sea
Composed by Xavi Capellas
Published by Plusmusic, S.L. See more »
third time lacks the charm
Little Howard Phillips watches his sister get killed by one of Dr. Herbert West's re-animated experiments. Now thirteen years later, Howard now a doctor himself meets Dr. West again in the prison he's being held in. Dr. Phillips is endlessly intrigued by West's ability to re-animate corpses. So now both man continue his experiments once more. But when a investigative journalist, Laura, whom Howard was having an affair with is killed and they take it upon themselves to bring her back using the re-animation formula with an addition of NEE, which is discharged from the brain at the moment of death, the feces really hits the fan. This third film in the series is OK, Jeffrey Combs as Herbert West still delights, but the absence of Bruce Abbot as his collaborator/foil, Dan Cain, is sorely missed. Tommy Musset just can't compare and the film lacks the sheer manic energy of the original or even "Bride"
My Grade: C-
Eye Candy: Elsa Pataky shows very brief left nip; Raquel Gribler shows better boobage
DVD Extras:Commentary by director Brian Yuzna; a 17 minute and 16 second Making of; Music Video by Dr. Re-Animator, "Move your dead bones, bones, bones!"; Theatrical trailer; and trailers for "Cabin Fever" & "Faust: Love of the Damned"
Gripes: Why is USA the only nation NOT to release this unrated???
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