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The Bride of Re-Animator

The Bride of Re-Animator (1990)


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Loosely adapted from H.P. Lovecraft's Herbert West -- Re-Animator comes this sequel to one of the wildest, bloodiest, and funniest horror films to ever come down the pipe. Set eight months after the gruesome events of the first film, the follow-up opens with the demented Dr. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) continuing to perfect his "re-agent" formula to regenerate dead tissue with the help of his ever-troubled assistant Dr. Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott). New characters include suspicious policeman Lt.


Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy

Rick Fry, Woody Keith, Brian Yuzna

Aug 19, 2003

LionsGate Entertainment

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

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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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.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Less a sequel to the critically praised 1985 horror film Re-Animator than a rehash based on the same H. P. Lovecraft stories.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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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...

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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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.

August 21, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Absolutely tasteless, glorious, gory fun with special effects from a crew of specialists who have, as one critic wrote, just gone abracadaver.

August 21, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4

Could have been better but still a fine sequel.

January 29, 2008

If it lacks the intimate cohesion of the first film despite its desire to resurrect a feeling of doomed love, it at least isn't coy about ladling out the goodies.

October 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

While Re-Animator has wit and audacity and gore and ferocity to spare, Bride of Re-Animator has gore... and the same actors.

October 22, 2003 Full Review Source:

not particularly scary

September 7, 2003 Full Review Source:

Good stuff.

January 16, 2003
New Times

In dire need of Stuart Gordon's direction.

July 30, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The 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.
November 18, 2009

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*
September 30, 2009

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...
August 20, 2007

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I defy anyone to explain how the opening sequence fits into the chronology of events.
December 25, 2006
Steve B.

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