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- Jan 16, 2014
Bride of Re-Animator- Needed to get the shittiness of Super 8 off of my palette. This was actually my first time watching this and I have to say I can't believe no-one ever talks about this. I had seen Beyond Re-Animator which is not so great but this one is fantastic. It doesn't have the same sense of fun or that not quite definable element that makes the first one so enjoyable but it does it's own thing very well. It works as both a sequel and as an homage to The Bride of Frankenstein.
Jeffery Combs is even more unhinged and dedicated to the insanity of the role, he is straight up deranged. There is a shit-ton of effects work supervised by Screaming Mad George (Society) and just due to the sheer amount some of them don't quite work but the ones that do are fantastic and at times legitimately disturbing. The Bride herself is incredibly well done and her performance is excellent. The ending is a true spectacle of disgusting freaky mayhem on par with the best in the genre. A hugely underrated sequel and I highly recommended it to fans of the original.
Agreed on all accounts, Bride isn't quite the lightning in a bottle that the first movie is but some of those effects are amazing and that one iconic shot during the end sequence makes the movie worth watching by itself.