Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

Bride of Re-Animator


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This passable sequel to the 1985 cult classic Re-Animator features returning lead Bruce Abbott as the compassionate but misguided Dan Cain, and Jeffrey Combs as the dangerously unbalanced Herbert West. Fans of the original film will recall the unpleasant repercussions these men experienced after developing a reagent which brings the dead back to life, culminating in a chunk-blowing climax in which Cain's girlfriend was killed and subsequently reanimated. The sequel picks up several months later … More

Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Woody Keith, Rick Fry, Brian Yuzna
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2003
LionsGate Entertainment


as Dr. Herbert West

as Dr. Dan Cain

as Lt. Leslie Chapham

as Francesca Danelli

as Francesca Danelli

as Doctor Carl Hill

as Gloria/The Bride

as Doctor Wilbur Graves

as Nurse Shelley

as Megan Halsey

as Black Corpse

as Angel

as Mrs. Chapham

as Skinny Corpse

as Crypt Creature

as Crypt Creature

as Crypt Creature

as Crypt Creature

as Crypt Creature
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Critic Reviews for Bride of Re-Animator

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

The over-the-top acting that Gordon encouraged in Re-Animator is continued here with Combs particularly adept at the darkly comic throwaway line.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

The excessive blood-spurting gruesomeness and cartoonish stop-motion effects trivialise the horror and undercut the would-be black humour in this travestied sequel to Stuart Gordon's hugely enjoyable film.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Less a sequel to the critically praised 1985 horror film Re-Animator than a rehash based on the same H. P. Lovecraft stories.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Brian Yusna has replaced Stuart Gordon in the director's chair, without bringing new life to the affair. Even the jokes in the Woody Keith/Rick Fry screenplay seem refried, suggesting that all too much of this Bride is old and borrowed...

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

It can't come up with any really great plot points that weren't covered in the original, so it rehashes them to a boring degree.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Absolutely tasteless, glorious, gory fun with special effects from a crew of specialists who have, as one critic wrote, just gone abracadaver.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009

Audience Reviews for Bride of Re-Animator


Just as crazy and hilarious as the first, Jeffrey Combs is amazing. I love how he can come across as nuts, smart and funny all in one. The plot was really good, it kept you involved the entire time. I think what made it such a good follow up is that it gave you everything you loved from the original and enhanced it. The ruthless and gross out gore was done oh so classy.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


Not quite as good as the first but lots of gore and lots of fun. Couldn't help but feel sad for the bride though *sniff*

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

It's a disappointing sequel to the original "Re-animator" because it really copies the "Bride of Frankenstein" storyline too much and still has nothing to do with H.P. Lovecraft's tale.
It's still quite good though because you get to see lots of Fabiana Udenio. She isn't much of an actress but she's quite a babe.
With its larger budget, you can't fault the film for gore effects or humour either but it's just not as fresh...

Dr Blood  

Super Reviewer

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