Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

Written by Happywax on May 3 2011
Rating  61/2 out of 10

Director   -   Brian Yuzna

Jefferey Combs     -   Dr. Herbert West
Bruce Abbott        -   Dr. Dan Cain
Claude Earl Jones -   Lt. Leslie Chapham
David Gale           -   Dr. Carl Hill
Fabiana Udenio    -   Francesca Danelli
Kathleen Kinmont -   Gloria

Hey all you Gore Geeks,  Happys back in the Horror Dungeon tonight, with another tall of Gore and fright,
"You're tearing Me apart !! No , wait , thats Me !! Sorry !!"
Stuart Gordon's "Re-Animator" of 1985 is an absolute Horror/Gore/Satire classic that no Horror buff could possibly afford to miss. While Brian Yuzna's 1990 sequel "Bride Of Re-Animator" could not have possibly become as great a masterpiece as its predecessor, the film is doubtlessly a gory, weird, hilarious and downright great follow-up to what is quite possibly one of the greatest Horror-Comedy in the history of motion pictures. Ultra-gory, macabre, and hilarious as it gets, "Bride Of Re-Animator" is everything one could possibly desire in a sequel. The title, is, of course, a reference to James Whale's masterpiece "Bride Of Frankenstein" (1935), and the film can indeed be seen as a tribute to the Classic Universal Horror milestone. "Bride Of Frankenstein" is one of the greatest Horror films ever made - and one of the saddest. "Re-Animator" is doubtlessly one of the funniest Horror films ever made. A "Re-Animator" sequel which is, in many aspects, a tribute to "Bride Of Frankenstein" - can the premise of a film be more promising for a Horror fan? I think not.

 Several years have obviously gone by since the events in "Re-Animator". Dr. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is more dedicated than ever to re-create life. And Dr. Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) is assisting his obsessed colleague - mainly with the intention to give new life to his beloved deceased girlfriend Meg (Barbara Crampton). The two have never stopped to re-animate the dead, and Herbert West has the idea to create a new human being out of dead tissue...
What follows is extremely gory fun. The film is just as gory as its predecessor (if not gorier), and, once again, the gore is as brilliantly comical as possibly imaginable. Jeffrey Combs is once again outstanding in the role of Herbert West. Some actors are born to play a certain role, and while Combs is a great actor who has played many other great roles, the obsessed Dr. West is doubtlessly the role of his life. Nobody else could possibly have fit in the role as Combs does, nobody could have played it with such greatness. Bruce Abbott is back in the role of Dan Caine and David Gale (who died only one year later) is once again great as the (re-animated) evil scumbag Dr. Carl Hill. The female cast includes the sexy Fabiana Udeino who is probably best known for her role of Alotta Fagina in "Austin Powers". Overall, I don't want to give away too much, but as the title implies, Dr. West creates a woman, and what a woman she is... "Bride Of Re-Animator" is not quite the masterpiece the original was, but it is doubtlessly a great sequel and a treat for every Horror fan. Dont you dare miss it, and make sure to check out the trailer below:

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