Movie Review: Beyond Re-Animator

Andrew Stephens, Wednesday the 14th of April, 2010

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Horror movies sequels almost always follow the law of diminishing returns and this is no exception. The first Re-Animator movie was a fantastically dark comedy; this film veers slightly more towards goofy satire but is still pretty watchable if not actually very creepy.

The DVD box claims that it is based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, perhaps there should be a Oscar for "least faithful adaption of a written work". In particular, I don't think Lovecraft ever envisioned a fight between an animated severed penis and a angry rat.

Not too bad if you like this sort of thing.