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Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former assistant, Dan Cain. While being led away, some re-agent ... See full summary »

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Brian Yuzna

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Xavier Berraondo (script collaborator), José Manuel Gómez (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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 Joaquín Ortega ... Officer Falcon
Raquel Gribler Raquel Gribler ... Nurse Vanessa
Daniel Ortiz ... Winni
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Storyline

Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former assistant, Dan Cain. While being led away, some re-agent falls from his pocket where it is picked up by a young man who was camping nearby. The young man finds Herbert down in his jail cell and learns for himself just what the re-agent is capable of. Written by Sarah

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

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuando la muerte es el principio See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€138,307 (Spain), 27 July 2003, Limited Release
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(Fantasy Film Fest)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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 »

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Follows Bride of Re-Animator (1989) See more »

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Interesting Enough
17 February 2006 | by gothic_a666See all my reviews

Any movie that includes a character named after the Great Lovecraft himself is bound to attract the attention of quite a few enthusiasts, even though in this case said character is dull and mostly thinly constructed, yet this is a sequel to the epic of Doctor West and his uncanny obsession, as such it was bound to create a certain momentum.

Which it does, up to a certain time. The opening scene is quite unexpected if not remarkably brilliant and although the movie seems to lag off during its middle sections, encompassing a completely unnecessary and mostly painful romance, it gains strength as it marches towards a complete onslaught of mangled bodies re-animated, a sinister warden now possessed with the spirit of a nasty rodent, an exploding junkie and a forest of not quite-dead bodies merrily twitching away.

Obviously, there is no plot worth mentioning, and only West's zeal to proceed through the insanity and protect his work manages to cause some impact in terms of psychologically rendering a character above a simple stereotype.

As it has already been mentioned, in this movie insanity reigns supreme, until it seems clear the director was more interesting to enjoying the pandemonium than anything else.

***Spoiler***

A perfect example of this is the rat-fighting-penis scene, perhaps one of the most hilarious and strangely concocted images to have surfaced the big screen ***Spoiler****

Also, a few scenes are reminiscent of some horror cult icons, which further stress that Beyond Re-Animator, like the whole series, is a product to and for the genre that fostered it, without trying to reward any viewer not in sync with the dictates of horror from the gory kind.

***Spoiler***

I found it most satisfying that West makes it through it all simply to walk away at the end of the movie, clearly all other characters were somewhat perfunctory and it would seem too much anti-climax to dispatch the good doctor or not grant him his liberty ***Spoiler***

Overall, a very amusing piece of horror that is not the work of a genius but is far from being completely without worth.


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