In 1985, Re-Animator clawed its way into cinemas. The horror-comedy, based on H. P. Lovecraft’s novelette, Herbert West – Reanimator, told the story of a medical student who has discovered a way to re-animate the dead.

Upon release, Re-Animator was met with mostly positive reviews, and over time has developed a cult following. The movie has also spawned a series of sequels, all bringing a mix of comedy and horror to the screen.

But how many Re-Animator movies are there and what is the viewing order? For all the gruesome details and more, keep reading.

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The Re-Animator movies in order

To date there are three Re-Animator movies. The movies in the Re-Animator series include:

  • Re-Animator (1985)
  • Bride of Re-Animator (1990)
  • Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

All three movies are part of the same series, and focus on the story of Dr. Herbert West, as played by Jeffrey Combs.

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Are the Re-Animator movies the work of the same director?

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The Re-Animator movies are the work of two directors. Stuart Gordon directed Re-Animator, while Brian Yuzna directed Bride of Re-Animator and Beyond Re-Animator.

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Who are the cast of the Re-Animator movies?

Notable cast members in the Re-Animator movies include Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones, and Jason Barry.

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What is the best Re-Animator movie?

According to IMDb, the Re-Animator movies are ranked from best to least-best as follows:

  • Re-Animator (1985) – 7.2/10
  • Bride of Re-Animator (1990) – 6.3/10
  • Beyond Re-Animator (2003) – 5.8/10
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