BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR
1989, AGFA, 96 min, USA, Dir: Brian Yuzna

Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott return as doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain in Brian Yuzna’s gory and gonzo follow-up to the 1985 horror classic. Now years after the “Miskatonic Massacre” they caused, West and Cain still haven’t learned their lesson. When Cain’s newest crush dies, the two set out to rebuild her into the eponymous BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR. And proving you can’t keep a good head down, the late, great David Gale returns as the devious and decapitated Dr. Hill. For the sequel, Yuzna cranks the practical FX up to 11 with the help of legends like Screaming Mad George, Greg Nicotero, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger and John Carl Buechler. The results are an entire Fangoria’s worth of re-animated mayhem!


FROM BEYOND
1986, Park Circus/MGM, 85 min, USA, Dir: Stuart Gordon

Director Stuart Gordon delivers yet another great adaptation of a short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Jeffrey Combs, Ted Sorel and Barbara Crampton are plunged into a terrifying alternate universe when an ambitious scientist decides to forcibly evolve man’s sixth sense organ. This opens up the gate to another dimension, mutating human beings and unleashing monstrous creatures from the netherworld. A wildly imaginative romp through a gleefully cruel horror wonderland. With the original DAWN OF THE DEAD’s Ken Foree.


RE-ANIMATOR
1985, AGFA, 86 min, USA, Dir: Stuart Gordon

Adapted from the H.P. Lovecraft tale of Herbert West, this mind-bending, darkly funny horror thriller was a breakout hit, establishing newcomer director Stuart Gordon as a force to be reckoned with. Impetuous researcher Jeffrey Combs develops a serum that can bring back the dead, something that his new roommate (Bruce Abbott) hadn’t exactly bargained for. Delivers on every front with laughs, shocks and genuine shivers escalating until the outrageous, gore-drenched finale. With Barbara Crampton and David Gale.


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