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

Two exiled scientists hide out in Peru in order to perform their unorthodox experiments in returning the dead to life in this sequel to the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired cult horror favorite The Re-Animator. Soon, the tests of the serum have… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 31, 1990
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Critic Score: 41% 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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TV 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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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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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A formless regurgitation that's nowhere near as clever or caustic as its predecessor.

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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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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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Adam Lowes

"This is a largely uninspired rehash which fails to improve upon the superior original, stuttering along until the demented, anything goes finale."

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

Could have been better but still a fine sequel.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
It is clearly meant to be a reference to Bride of Frankenstein but the script is stupid and makes very little sense considering what happened in the first film.… More
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
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
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
Steve B.
I defy anyone to explain how the opening sequence fits into the chronology of events.
Anthony Valletta
Actually closer to the HP Lovecraft story than the first.

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