Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

USA, 1990
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
Ultra Stereo, English

An American horror film directed by Brian Yuzna.

Plot Summary

Herbert West persuades a heartbroken Dan Cain to use the preserved brain and heart of his late girlfriend Megan in a Frankenstein-like experiment to create a new creature from pilfered body parts.


Director: Brian Yuzna
Wild Street
Executive Producer: Paul White
Producer: Brian Yuzna
Script: Rick Fry, Woody Keith, Brian Yuzna
Stories: H.P. Lovecraft
Director of Photography: Rick Fichter
Editor: Peter Teschner
Music: Richard Band
Production Sound Mixer: Mary Jo Devenney
Costume Designer: Robin Lewis
Special Make-up Effects: Anthony Doublin
Special Effects: David Allen, Screaming Mad George, K.N.B. EFX Group Inc
Creature Effects: Jim Davidson
Production Designer: Philip Duffin

Jeffrey Combs (Herbert West)
Bruce Abbott (Dan Cain)
Claude Earl Jones (Lt Leslie Chapham)
Fabiana Udenio (Francesca Danelli)
David Gale (Doctor Carl Hill)
Kathleen Kinmont (Gloria/the bride)
Mel Stewart (Dr Graves)
Irene Forrest (Nurse Shelley)
Michael Strasser (Ernest)
Mary Sheldon (Meg Halsey)
Marge Turner (Elizabeth Chapham)
Johnny Legend (skinny corpse)
David Bynum (black corpse)
Noble Craig, Kim Parker, Charles Schneider, Rebeca Recio, Jay Evans (crypt creatures)

Alternative Titles

La novia de Re-Animator – Spanish title
Re-Animator 2 – Italian/UK title
Re-Animator II – French title

Sequel to
Re-Animator (1985)

Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

Extracts included in
I Am Legend (1994)

See also
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)



  • Empire February 1999 p.126 – review (by Adam Smith)
  • Première November 1990 p.26 – review (by Thierry Decourcelle)
  • Strange Adventures vol.2 no.7 (no.19 August 1990) p.19 – illustrated article (Black Sunday 3 by Steven Jenkins)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.470
  • Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008 by Bruce G. Hallenbeck pp.172-174; 224 – illustrated review; credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.62-63
  • Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.65-67
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.415
  • The Stop-motion Filmography by Neil Pettigrew pp.103-105
  • Zombie by Allan Bryce (ed) pp.48-55 – illustrated article (The living dead at Miskatonic Morgue: The Re-animator series by Maitland McDonagh)
  • The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia by Peter Dendle p.28