Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies – Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

By Brian M. Sammons

Beyond Re-Animator (2003). Director: Brian Yuzna. Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Tommy Dean Musset, Jason Barry.

First, there was the original, certified cult classic flick that everyone loved, and rightfully so. Re-Animator should easily make it onto anyone’s top ten horror of the 80s list. Next came the sadly lackluster sequel then even the most diehard of Re-Animator fans could only give faint praise to. Then, after 18 years of nothing, the highly-fan-anticipated third film came out. Would …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

By Brian M. Sammons

Bride of Re-Animator (1990). Director: Brian Yuzna. Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, David Gale.

The other day while flipping through cable, I came across this movie that I had seriously all-but-forgotten about, and that’s with me owning the DVD. I came in on this flick at its middle, which is the slowest, most uninspired part of the film, and naturally, I thought, “Ha, no wonder I wrote this one off.” I then quit watching and went …

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Column: Slicing Score: Re-Animator and Bride of Re-Animator (1985; 1990)

By Maria Mitchell

Re-Animator and Bride of Re-Animator (1985; 1990). Composer: Richard Band.

Bride of Re-Animator‘s soundtrack is a challenge to obtain but worth the effort. It was still available on Amazon, last I checked and at the time I wrote this review, but it’s going fast. I snagged the last mint condition copy presently available, which is a merged edition of both Re-Animator and Bride of Re-Animator‘s soundtracks. It isn’t a wonder it’s going, going, soon to …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Re-Animator

By Brian M. Sammons

Re-Animator. Director: Stuart Gordon. Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale.

Welcome back, my fellow cinecephalophiles. I figured it was about time we talked about a movie actually inspired by a H. P. Lovecraft tale. Yet oddly, it’s not very Lovecraftian. Yes, I know, by definition it must be Lovecraftian because Lovecraft wrote the original and yet, all the things most people think of when they think of “Lovecraftian” are not found in …

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