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Bride of Re-Animator
A curse sometimes befalls directors and producers who throw themselves into a sequel. As in this case.
The more correct title, here, would undoubtedly be 'the curse of the
sequel', which would pay homage, on a par with the official one that
obviously mentions the Bride of Frankenstein, to the great horror
Apart from that, five years after the brilliant hit 'Re-Animator', i.e.
in 1990, Stuart Gordon's gang returned to the big screen. But without
Gordon. In his place is Brian Yuzna, producer of the first instalment
and director of both this and the third film in the series.
While confirming the two protagonists Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott,
it is clear from the outset that an attempt is being made here to grasp
at straws, in every way following a link to the predecessor.
The somewhat surreal beginning, with the two protagonists in service
during a revolution in a South American country, where they continue
their studies, then catapulted to the more peaceful Massachusetts,
already shows that the scriptwriters are on the ropes, i.e. running out
of meaningful ideas.
In fact, "Bride of Re-Animator" drags its heels chasing the freshness
of its notorious predecessor with a botched story, copying the
direction and especially the cinematography, which, in fact, are the
best aspects of this chapter, as well as the two leads Jeffrey Combs
and Bruce Abbott who, while repeating their characters, offer a strong
and interesting performance.
The ever-creepy Dr West this time has on his hands the idea that his
serum can reanimate separate parts of the body. He thus aspires to
create a life-form using multiple parts and convinces his friend and
partner to follow him in the experiment thanks to the heart of Cain's
beloved that could be part of a new living being.
In the meantime a policeman investigates the events that happened some
time before (see the first film) and as always Cain finds a lover, an
Italian journalist Fabiana Udenio (who we will also see in Austin
Powers) who ends up despite herself in the new zombie slaughter almost
identical to the previous one.
Very little original or to be saved just the special effects.