After thirteen years in a prison ruled by a very mean director, Dr. Herbert West is invited to be the assistant of the new-comer Dr. Howard Phillips, a brilliant resident, in the penitentiary infirmary. After being introduced to each other, Dr. Phillips discloses that the last experiment of Dr. West killed his sister thirteen years ago, when he was a boy, and he became fascinated with the possibility of bringing dead people back to life. The journalist Laura Olney, who is covering a matter for her newspaper in the prison, has an affair with Dr. Phillips, and they fall in love with each other. However, Dr. West loses control and the place becomes a branch of hell. —IMDb
Brian Yuzna (born in the Philippines in 1949) is a director, writer and producer of films.
Most of Yuzna’s film work is in the horror genre, though he has also ventured into science fiction. Like his friend and fellow filmmaker Stuart Gordon, Yuzna is a big fan of H. P. Lovecraft and has adapted several Lovecraft stories for the screen.
With Julio Fernández, Yuzna started Fantastic Factory, a label under Barcelona film company Filmax. Yuzna’s goal for Fantastic Factory is produce “modestly budgeted genre (horror, science fiction, fantasy) films for the international market (shot in English language) using genre talent from all around the world and to develop local talent.” He was last working as the producer of the Wehrmacht zombie movie Worst Case Scenario, directed by Richard Raaphorst, which takes place after a fictional World Cup 2006 Finale between Germany and Netherlands where Germany loses and seeks revenge with a zombie invasion, in May 2009 was announced the project… read more
OH HEY WHAT IF WE JUST TAKE HERBERT WEST (what ? dead ? nah he's not!), PUT HIM IN A JAIL AND SEND A NEW APPRENTICE FOR HIM ?! AND THEN, EVERYTHING COULD JUST GO WRONG, PEOPLE GET KILLED AND RESURRECTED ?! Yeah, well, after all it's not that stupid. According to my friend it's a low budget (3M dollars) and they did well with that ! I enjoyed the "riot-mayhem" part of it, but it's like the others: slow to start.