They Thought Prison Would Be The Death Of Him. But For Dr. West, Death Is Only The Beginning.
Once again tampering with mother nature to disastrous results, Dr. Herbert West continues his research while serving time in a maximum security prison for his previous exploits. West's limited prison-cell experiments are suddenly interrupted by the arrival of a new prison doctor and the brother of the girl who suffered from West's experiments 13 years earlier.
This movie is just bad. Combs can't even make this stinker watchable. The first one was great, Bride was a drop in quality but still good, and this one is an abomination that I can only rationalize in my head as a cash grab to generate some more money from the Re-Animator series years after it had been laid to rest.
Watch the first two, don't watch this even if you are given a copy for free (which I imagine happens often because no one will want this in their collection and likewise anyone who has heard about it won't want to waste money on it.)
The two stars I assigned it were generous, we'll just say that.
Something of a pale imitation of the first film but still fun. Jeffrey Combs is as wonderful as he always is and there is some great gore, but the low-budget sets and mainly Spanish cast make the production feel a little flat. Brian Yuzna's direction is solid enough but overall it lacks the theatrical vibe of the first film. The weakest of the three Re-Animator films but worth a look if you enjoyed the others.
Jeffrey Coombs is always worth watching even in something as generically constructed as the third Re-Animator movie. It is not a patch on the first film, that is a bit of horror comedy classic, but it does have enough amusing scenes to make it not completely unwatchable.
This was actually a pleasant surprise because the movie was more than ok. Jeffrey Combs is great, as usual, as Dr. West and there are a lot of fun and / or bloody scenes.
If you have seen the previous films you know what to expect.
You can usually rely on Brian Yuzna to come out with a decent, original horror film, but the problem with his second Re-animator sequel is that it's almost completely devoid of originality. It's essentially a rehash of the 1985 original, relocated from a hospital to a prison, but without the strange quirky charm that made it such a classic.
3rd in the Re-animator series (I seem to have missed "Bride of.." Oops) and Herbert is in prison, working with a doctor again on his experiments. The doctor (apparently) is the brother of the girl who was experimented on in the previous film... Things get a bit out of hand as the inmates are killed and re-animated, including the doctors girlfriend who is murdered at the hands of the warden, only to be "saved" by Herbert with his serum and a new trick he's learnt to restore the dead's "soul" or consciousness so that they're not just crazy lunatics.
I'm not sure what I thought of this, actually. I think it still kept some of the fun of the first…
A fitting third for the Re-Animator series
sort of a rip off of FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, this just doesnt really live up to the standards of the original, altho it is a decent film with admirable special effects.
Much like The Bride of Re-Animator, Beyond Re-Animator almost doesn't deserve to share the same name as the first film in this series, however I managed to enjoy it a little more than it's precursor. This time around Dr. Herbert West is placed in prison for the murder of a young woman by one of his undead subjects. Many years later a recent med school graduate is hired as the new staff doctor at the same prison and gets mixed up with Dr. West and his crazy experiments, which he's continued for years in secret within his jail cell. CG effects are introduced to the franchise with this film, but in such a way that they surprisingly manage to help…