Bride of Re-Animator release date September 8 1990 studio 50th Street Films director Brian Yuzna writer Rick Fry starring Bruce Abbott, Jeffrey Combs rating R tagline Date. Mate. Re-animate. Official Score: Average User Rating: ADD A USER REVIEW 16 comments Posted By R.J.MacReady on September 26, 2008 @ 7:45 am Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ Nowhere near as fun, gory or campy as the original. Jeffrey Combs is good but the rest of the acting is pretty flat. The film seems to stumble along until the quite entertaining climax. Definately worth a watch for fans of the first film. Posted By downward_spiral on November 6, 2008 @ 9:13 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ Very shitty movie I think. Posted By ajbonine69 on November 25, 2008 @ 11:16 pm Log in to Reply ★★☆☆☆ No where as good at the original, the film really shows the difference between a director who understands how to tell a story and one who only knows how to advance the plot with gore. Jeffery Combs is probably the one good point of the movie because it’s fun seeing him play West. Otherwise, the film is cheesy in a bad way and presents interesting ideas that are wasted on a poorly constructed story. Posted By WereAllVictims on November 26, 2008 @ 1:55 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ You people suck! I can’t believe you’re bashing this film! Seriously, The Re-Animator Trilogy *AS A WHOLE* is GREAT IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY. The bad acting is what makes these films… Posted By mikethademon on January 10, 2009 @ 3:13 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ Good sequel. Not as good as first though. One of my favorites. This series is so unlike any other movies. Unlike now days, nobody’s original! Posted By bdwolfe312 on February 1, 2009 @ 12:49 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ This is actually probably my favorite of the series. The sequel maintains the atmosphere of the original film, something that was mostly lost when making the third film. I’m surprised fewer agree with me. The trilogy as a whole is superb. Posted By randomrick on March 14, 2009 @ 12:59 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ up there with the first this one is a great sequel for once! Posted By Skratchy on March 29, 2009 @ 4:09 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ Not as amazing as the original but still a delightful film nonetheless. The effects rock and little things like an eyeball attached to a bunch of fingers walking around, or a dog with a human hand showcase a sort of lost artform that you don’t see in horror movies these days. Great fun, great sequel and check out Bruce Abbot’s flowing mane. Jesus Christ. Posted By Mayhem on July 13, 2009 @ 4:43 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ More of the same, but not in a bad way. All the main characters return for more gory goofiness & an ending that actually manages to top the original it outrageousness. Posted By AuTI_tAkahashi on October 1, 2009 @ 9:44 am Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ The first one was way better, but it was still a boatload of fun. Those two doctors are hilarious together. Bride of Re-Animator is much funnier with Dr. West’s random experiments. The dog scene was GOLD!! Plus, this time the two of them were more organized, which resulted in less mayhem and less gore. Still, this sequel is pretty good. Dr. Herbert West is the best mad scientist character of all time. With the possible exception of Frankenstein. Posted By maynardmorrissey on November 25, 2009 @ 11:44 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ not as good as Part 1 but nevertheless a hilarious and great gorefest Posted By Sevenoff on March 3, 2010 @ 6:30 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ Wasn’t as excellent as number one, but still pretty good. Posted By ParanoidAndy on August 25, 2010 @ 4:22 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ This sequal is much darker. While Jeffrey Combs is still excellent as Dr. West, we see a more sinister and manipulative side of his character. And his creation in this chapter is at times pretty disturbing. Still, this is a respectable sequal that’s entertaining and leaves us wanting more re-animator. Posted By Captain-Pissgums on September 6, 2010 @ 12:47 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ This isn’t nearly as good as the original, but Bruce Abbott is in it and Jeffrey Combs. I like it. Worth a rental. Posted By chrisoncrack on September 23, 2010 @ 6:20 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ After the first Re-Animator it had alot to live up to. I think it’s a well acomplished film, with all the guts n gore of the first. Definatly not the worst film I’ve ever seen… A nice little 7/10 Posted By TheGonzoJoint on December 30, 2011 @ 4:40 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ “Bride of Re-Animator” is a nearly bad movie saved by a few inspired moments of intended lunacy. A sequel (and somewhat of a re-hash) to Stuart Gordon’s “Re-Animator” – which was an adaptation of the stories concocted in H.P. Lovecrafts “Herbert West-Reanimator” – the film feels more like a test of patience (and taste) rather than successful horror-satire. While its predecessor reaches the level of brilliant, appealing (?) trash; the sequel seems to drag on-and-on; forever attempting to find a point to exist, and never quite finding one. Is it a bad film? No, in theory; this doesn’t quite qualify as one. It’s a film of many bad moments, many missed opportunities – yes – but it’s also better than a lot of horror sequels out there. In some respects, I can say I respect it. “Bride of Re-Animator” is what it is; and if you watched the first film in the franchise for the gore effects alone – and not the sharp satire or refreshingly over-the-top acting – you probably won’t be too disappointed by what this one has to offer. Still, it pales in comparison to Gordon’s original. This sequel finds mad scientist Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) and his partner-in-crime Dan Cain (Bruce Abbot) returning for another go-round with West’s experimentations in the reanimation of human body parts and full corpses. The concept still remains fascinating and intelligent; although at least in “Re-Animator” it felt new and fresh, while here it feels slightly recycled, and not in a particularly good way. Anyways, I’m drifting; Herbert and Dan are moved from Peru back to Arkham, Massachusetts; where they resume their roles as doctors at Miskatonic University Hospital. Both men are ready to put the events of the first film behind them; even if the fellow doctors and medical students are much less accepting. Nonetheless, Herbert and Dan settle in a house-by-the-cemetery and make themselves at home. For a while, I was wondering: what happened to Dan’s girlfriend Megan? The ending of “Re-Animator” was a genuine cliff-hanger; we were left to wonder whether Herbert’s infamous serum would revive her full-time, or if it was too late. Apparently, it WAS too late; she doesn’t even make an appearance in this film, and Dan has a new love interest; an Italian beauty named Francesca (Fabiana Udenio). But of course, Herbert is feeling a bit lonely himself; and his latest experiment is so create a mate. A “bride” for the re-animator. He shall complete his creation with the heart of Dan’s former girlfriend, the legs of a hooker, and various other body parts as well. Meanwhile, a snooping police officer (Claude Earl Jones) has his suspicions about West; most of which are derived from the deranged madman’s peculiar past. This same officer soon meets the re-animated head of Dr. Hill (David Gale) – who is out for blood after having suffered through the events of the first film; forgotten, and neglected. “Bride of Re-Animator” may be short on depth, winning satire, and wit; but it certainly isn’t short on blood, gore, and special effects! If it all comes down to visual detail, the sequel to “Re-Animator” is a goddamn master-class freak-show; although since it never quite comes down to that, it feels unpolished and unfinished. That isn’t to say that all will feel the way I did; some might settle for the gory make-up effects alone, because they are undeniably impressive on their own right. And of course, the satire might work for those people too; I just wish it had for me. As always, Combs is very convincing as Herbert West; although even here, his performance feels slightly inferior to the one in “Re-Animator”. It’s still over-the-top, and it makes for one of this sequel’s few key pleasures, but there’s an ingredient missing; and it’s pretty darn critical. But at the end of the day, “Bride of Re-Animator” is a mixed bag of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Whether it’s messy methods of storytelling and style-setting work for you or not really depends on your personal tastes as a film-goer. While I’m no doubt the kind of viewer who can sometimes just sit back and enjoy the campy, gore-happy ride; this one just didn’t impress me a whole lot.