Bride of Re-Animator
Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

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...

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

Could have been better but still a fine sequel.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

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.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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

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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.

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Scott Weinberg

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
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,… More
Steve B.
I defy anyone to explain how the opening sequence fits into the chronology of events.
Anthony Lawrie
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*
Ryan Marshall
** out of **** "Bride of Re-Animator" is a nearly bad movie saved by a few inspired moments of intended lunacy. A sequel (and somewhat of a… More
Dr Blood  
It's a disappointing sequel to the original "Re-animator" because it really copies the "Bride of Frankenstein" storyline too much and… More
John Me
In my opinion the first installment is an excellent cult classic horror movie which didn't need to be RE-ANIMATED with this unsatisfying sequel.… More

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