This book contains 100 reviews. These are some of the scariest horror movies in history. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is determined by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!
That’s the spirit!
Bride of Re-Animator ups the humor and horror to another level, now with stitched body parts animated by the mysterious formula that created quite a mess in Re-Animator. The two leads and the main antagonist return for our enjoyment, and they are still comfortable with their part. The characters are true to themselves, and they've even evolved a bit.
The effects are elaborately gross and in great number. There is strong continuity in regards to the original Re-Animator. We get the same goofy, gory and over the top situational comedy that made us drool the first time around. It is a perfect follow-up to the story told so far, but doesn't necessarily work as a stand-alone flick. It is a direct and faithful sequel meant for cult followers.
You can still feel a strong contemporary Lovecraftian vibe throughout, which is why some might feel compelled by it. It is also homage to Bride of Frankenstein. If you enjoyed Re-Animator, then know this one brings a lot of the goods back. The editing is a little lazier, the narrative convoluted, the pacing irregular and the script more experimental, but they sure got the tone right!