The 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 with Cain and West doing volunteer medical work in South America during a bloody civil war --… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

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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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"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..."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"Could have been better but still a fine sequel."
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"not particularly scary"
‑ Christopher Null,
"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."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"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."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Good stuff."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Less a sequel to the critically praised 1985 horror film Re-Animator than a rehash based on the same H. P. Lovecraft stories."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Absolutely tasteless, glorious, gory fun with special effects from a crew of specialists who have, as one critic wrote, just gone abracadaver."
‑ , Film4
"While Re-Animator has wit and audacity and gore and ferocity to spare, Bride of Re-Animator has gore... and the same actors."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"In dire need of Stuart Gordon's direction."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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