Beyond Re-Animator (2003) Movie Review

Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

2003 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Crime
95 minutes /

User Score: 60/100


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Beyond Re-Animator Review

Synopsis:

Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former assistant...

Beyond Re-Animator (2003) is a Spanish sci-fi comedy horror movie that I enjoyed watching to an extent. Director Brian Yuzna (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Bride of Re-Animator (1989), Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993)) did a great job bringing us this third installment of the Re-Animator series. The movie contains nudity, sexual content, cannibalism, violence, zombies, gore, intense graphic scenes, twist, and suspense.

Dr. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs - The Frighteners (1996), From Beyond (1986), Transformers Prime (2010)) has been serving 13 years in prison because one of his zombies murdered someone. Dr. West did not stop his experiments and continued to experiment on rats with whatever supplies he could find in the prison medical room. While serving his prison sentence, he discovered Nano-Plasmic Energy (NPE) which is an energy that is taken from living organism brains through a process similar to electrocution. The NPE is then stored in a capsule, and that is used to make a corpse appear alive or zombies without a brain re-animate. If he uses the NPE with the re-agent, then the zombie will act like their human self again.

Dr. West is assigned to assist Dr.Howard Phillips (Jason Barry - Titanic (1997), Mirrormask (2005), The Still Life (2006)) who is the new doctor in the prison that is interested in Dr. West work. Dr. West gained an advantage and can get his hands on supplies that were not available to him before. The twist is that Dr. West’s zombie killed Dr. Phillip’s sister and Dr. Phillip is out for revenge but only after Dr. West finished his experiments. There is more to the movie, and Dr. Phillip will need Dr. West’s help for his personal matter.

Beyond Re-Animator was an enjoyable watch with some twists that does not compare to the previous installments of the Re-Animator series. The movie has great entertainment and has a lot to offer although it does not stand up to the previous movies of its installments. The actors did a great job with their roles and the cinematographer rocks. The prison riot scene was outstandingly done well. I did not like the ending scene with the male genital - it would have been great if that was not included, but I see why it was there and how it connected to the movie.


About Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

Title: Beyond Re-Animator
Year: 2003
Runtime: 95 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Crime
Reviewer:
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Santiago Segura, Alex Revan, Elsa Pataky, Ángel Plana, Javier Sandoval, Lolo Herrero, Enrique Arce, Nico Baixas, Simón Andreu, Joaquín Ortega, Raquel Gribler, Daniel Ortiz, César Nebreda, Ignasi Vidal, Miquel Àngel Ripeu, Adán Rodríguez, Jason Barry, Tommy Dean Musset, Louis Williams, Bárbara Elorrieta
Writers: Xavier Berraondo, José Manuel Gómez, H.P. Lovecraft, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Brian Yuzna
Director: Brian Yuzna

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