Beyond Re-Animator (2003) Movie Review

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Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

2003 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Crime
96 minutes / 1h 36min

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Beyond Re-Animator Plot Synopsis:

Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former assistant, Dan Cain. While being led away, some re-agent falls from his pocket where it is picked up by a young man who was camping nearby. The young man finds Herbert down in his jail cell and learns for himself just what the re-agent is capable of.

Beyond Re-Animator (2003) Review

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.

  • Beyond Re-Animator Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 5.48
  • IMDB: 5.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.5

About Beyond Re-Animator 2003

Title: Beyond Re-Animator
Year: 2003
Runtime: 96 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Crime
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.74/5 stars from 9,857 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 9,857
MPAA Rating: R
Beyond Re-Animator Cast Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Santiago Segura, Alex Revan, Javier Sandoval, Ignasi Vidal, Miquel Àngel Ripeu, Jason Barry, Adán Rodríguez, Tommy Dean Musset, Bárbara Elorrieta, Louis Williams, Elsa Pataky, Simón Andreu, Ángel Plana, Ángel Plana, Bárbara Elorrieta, Lolo Herrero, Joaquín Ortega, Enrique Arce, César Nebreda, Nico Baixas, Miquel Àngel Ripeu, Simón Andreu, Adán Rodríguez, Joaquín Ortega, Raquel Gribler, Daniel Ortiz, César Nebreda
Beyond Re-Animator Writers: Xavier Berraondo, José Manuel Gómez, H.P. Lovecraft
Beyond Re-Animator Director: Brian Yuzna
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
Language: English
Country: Spain, USA