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The Resurrected

by Ken Tasho
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Tuesday Sep 12, 2017
The Resurrected

Easily one of the most sought after cult films to come out in the high-definition format, a 1991 movie solidified actor Chris Sarandon's place in the horror world. "The Resurrected" also added to the catalog of stories culled from the many works of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft.

"The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" was a novella by the late Lovecraft and was his love letter to his hometown of Providence, RI. "The Resurrected" takes the main concept of a mad scientist who wants to immortalize himself. Sarandon plays the obsessed scientist to perfection, and his wife Claire (Jane Sibbett) hires a private investigator (John Terry) to track and halt her husband's deadly experiments.

"The Resurrected" takes place in the Pawtuxet Valley area of Providence, RI (referred to many times in the screenplay) but according to cast and crew, the film was mostly shot in and around the Vancouver, Canada area. This and other tidbits can be found in the special features section on Shout Factory's Blu-ray, some carried over from a prior DVD release but most are brand new:

"Claire's Conundrum" - a charming interview with actress Jane Sibbett who at first had reservations about doing a horror film, and about doing a brief nude scene (that ended up on the cutting room floor)

"The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward" - an in-depth interview with author S.T. Joshi; the author goes into detail about H.P. Lovecraft's life and how the film differs from the adapted story

"Abominations and Adaptations" - in screenplay writer Brent Friedman's interview segment, he reveals that he was forced to change his adapted screenplay many times by the movie studio.

Also on hand are deleted scenes and multiple audio commentaries.

"The Resurrected"

Ken Tasho is a Corporate Drone by day and Edge Contributor by night. He has a love for all things ’80’s and resides in the Wayland Square area of Providence, RI...but would much rather be sharing an apartment in NYC with ’80’s rock goddesses Pat Benatar and Deborah Harry.


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