The Resurrected

1991

Dan O'Bannon
Director
Scotti Brothers Pictures
Distributor

Wife goes to private eye to investigate her husband, who is conducting odd experiments in his family's remote cabin. Investigations reveal an eldritch intrusion of the past into the present. . .

Low-budget (and very Canadian, eh) but well done adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, that manages to stick pretty close to the novel. The acting is somewhat variable, but Sarandon is fine, and once the film picks up and goes into what Ward and his ancestor were actually up to, the film becomes very good indeed.

Poorly marketed and obviously tinkered with by the studio, it ended up direct to video. It does have asutained and mounting sense of dread, which helps contribute to its modest cult status. It is probably the most faithful adaptation of the generally unfilmable Lovecraft's works (other than art and student films) to this day.

-Dave W.


The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by
H.P. Lovecraft
(not published till 1943)
1927
Novel





The Resurrected
1st October 1991
Cinema



108 mins
1.85:1




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John Terry
John March
Jane Sibbett
Claire Ward
Chris Sarandon
Charles Dexter Ward
Chris Sarandon
Joseph Curwen
Robert Romanus
Lonnie Peck
Laurie Briscoe
Holly Tender
Ken Camroux
Captain Ben Szandor
Patrick Pon
Raymond Chang
Bernard Cuffling
Dr. Waite
J.B. Bivens
Station Orderly 1
Robert Sidley
Third Orderly
Des Smiley
Janitor
Eric Newton
Lucius Fenner
Tom Shorthouse
Gas Man
Jim Smith
Butcher
Philip Maurice Hayes
Uniform Cop
(as Philip Hayes)
Elizabeth Barclay
Lab Technician
Judith Maxie
Dr. Lyman
Charles Kristian
Ezra Ward
Megan Leitch
Eliza
Paul Jarrett
Town Father #1
Joan O'Donahue
Mrs. Anna Bishop
Serge Houde
Physician
Scott Ateah
Orderly Dave
Deborra Hope
News Anchor
Deep Roy
Main Monster
Keith Hay
Pitman #1
Greg Allen
Pitman #2
Lee Matheson
Town Father #2
Lloyd Tinney
Town Father #3
Marc Howard
Town Father
James Grant
Town Father
Gordie Herron
Town Father
Todd Masters
Male Nurse
Scott Ateah
Stunt Coordinator
Marc Akerstream
Stunts
Curt Bonn
Stunts
Mike Crestejo
Stunts
(as Michael Crestejo)
Bill Ferguson
Stunts
Scott Nicholson
Stunts
Rick Pearce
Stunts
Bill Stewart
Stunts
Melissa R. Stubbs
Stunts
(as Melissa Stubbs)
Owen Walstrom
Stunts
(as Owen Walstrom)

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