As fan of the original 'Re-Animator', and after the disappointing sequel 'Bride of Re-Animator', I was somewhat sceptical about this third instalment in the series, but I have to admit this is an intelligent, fresh, funny, and energetic film which takes everything that made the first film great and improves on it.
Jeffrey Combs is back as mad scientist Herbert West and the storyline picks up 13 years later, where Dr West is confined in prison for his past crimes. On the arrival of Howard Phillips the new prison doctor, (who by chance was a follower of West and his research); West is invited to become his medical assistant. Now with advanced capabilities and improved ideas for re-animating the dead, West and Phillips set out to perfect the process, the only problem is they get caught up in a prison break which escalates into an all out gore filled bloody battle with the undead.
If you've never seen the original, then you'll probably want to watch 'Re-Animator' before renting 'Beyond Re-Animator', but of you were a fan of the original this is a worthy sequel and definitely worth checking out!