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The Resurrected (1991)

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This low-budget film from Alien scriptwriter Dan O'Bannon (his first film since the 1985 zombie hit Return of the Living Dead) is one of the more loyal adaptations of fantasy author H.P. Lovecraft, taking as its source the short story The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Set in Lovecraft's home town of Providence, Rhode Island, the story involves the investigations of hard-boiled private eye John Marsh (John Terry) into the mysterious activities of Charles Dexter Ward (Chris Sarandon). It seems that Ward is becoming increasingly obsessed with the occult practices of his distant ancestor Joseph Curwen (also played by Sarandon) who was reputed to have found the secret of resurrecting the dead. Much to the horror of his wife Claire (Jane Sibbett), Ward is slowly being possessed by Curwen's malevolent spirit, and he is compelled to perform horrible experiments on the locals in pursuit of his goal.

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Cast

Laurie Briscoe
as Holly Tender
Ken Cameroux
as Captain Ben Azandor
Ken Camroux
as Capt. Ben Szandor
Patrick Pon
as Raymond
Bernard Cuffling
as Doctor Waite
Deep Roy
as Main Monster
J.B. Bivens
as Station Orderly No. 1
Robert Sidley
as 4th Orderly
Des Smiley
as Janitor
Eric Newton
as Lucius Fenner
Jim Smith
as Butcher
Elizabeth Barclay
as Lab Technician
Judith Maxie
as Dr. Lyman
Paul Jarrett
as Town Father No. 1
Joan O'Donahue
as Mrs. Bishop
Serge Houde
as Physician
Scott Ateah
as Dave, Orderly
Deborra Hope
as News Anchor
Keith Hay
as Pitman No. 1
Greg Allen
as Pitman No. 2
Lee Matheson
as Town Father No. 2
Lloyd Tinney
as Town Father No. 3
Marc Howard
as Town Father
James Grant
as Town Father
Gordie Herron
as Town Father
Todd Masters
as Male Nurse
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Critic Reviews for The Resurrected

All Critics (4)

An assured but sadly neglected independent horror film.

July 26, 2010 | Rating: 64/100 | Full Review…
MovieMartyr.com

The thrills, chills, and intermittent gore-spills are way too few and far between to keep the loyal horrorheads from getting restless.

October 18, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
DVDTalk.com

A surprisingly effective version of H.P. Lovecraft's almost-unfilmable horror story The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Chris Sarandon's villain steals the show.

August 30, 2002 | Rating: 4/5
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Audience Reviews for The Resurrected

Hard to find adaptation of Lovecraft's Case of Charles Dexter Ward, with something of a noir twist (if I'm remembering correctly).

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