The success of Stuart Gordon’s hit horror-comedy RE-ANIMATOR meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up — this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (SOCIETY, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3) — proves there was a good deal more life left in the story of Dr. Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits.
It’s eight years since the Miskatonic massacre. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr. West (an always on-fire Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life — starting with the heart of his young protégé’s dearly deceased. Surely nothing could go wrong?
With SFX master Screaming Mad George (the man behind SOCIETY’s infamous “shunting” sequence) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations — including zombified bats and a one-eyed finger spider — BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR is a more than worthy successor to Gordon’s original cult classic, spilling forth with love for the classic horror films of yesteryear.
“Absolutely tasteless, glorious, gory fun with special effects from a crew of specialists who have, as one critic wrote, just gone abracadaver.” - Film4