Jeffrey Combs, Jason Barry, Elsa Pataky, Enrique Arce, Nico Baixas, Lolo
2 (South Africa only) Ratio: 1.33:1 (pan
'n' scan) Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio Tracks: English Menus: Animated
second sequel -
more than 10 years after the previous one! -
to the 1985
cult classic Re-animator has deranged zombie state prisoners, a
re-animated severed penis, beakers of green goo and Jeffrey Coombs . . .
The above synopsis may let Beyond Re-animator sound like inspired
lunacy, but one keeps on feeling that the end result could have been
better. It digs for the same comic vein that the excellent Evil Dead 2
successfully mined, but is let down by some bad acting and not making more
use of the brilliant Jeffrey Coombs.
Still, this is much better than most straight-to-video horror fare.
B-movies aficionados and fans of the original film will find much to enjoy
in this over-the-top and black-humored affair.
Those with a more sensitive disposition would want to give Beyond
Re-animator a skip though: it is quite gory.