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1[[quoteright:182:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/beyond_re_animator.jpg]] ²²The second sequel to ''Film/ReAnimator'' from the year 2003, which was directed by Creator/BrianYuzna. ²²Herbert West (Creator/JeffreyCombs) has been in prison for thirteen years after one of his test subjects killed a teenaged girl and Dan Cain testified against him. The prison has a new doctor, Howard Phillips, who has West help him in the infirmary. Howard is revealed to be the younger brother of the girl who was killed by West's test subject. He helps West continue his experiments in the hope that what happened to his sister will never happen to anyone else again. West experiments with nanoplasmic energy, which can be taken from a living person and put into a reanimated person, restoring rational behavior. It works. Sort of.²----²!!''Beyond'' has examples of:²²* BigBad: Brando, the corrupt warden of the prison.²* BodyHorror: Plenty to go around, as per usual, but special mention goes to what happens to Speedball after he shoots up and ends up overdosing on the Reagent while still ''alive''.²* BookDumb: Sgt. Moncho is confused by West' use of the word "dubious", and later uses it without knowing the proper context for it.²* BreastAttack: The reanimated Moses sinks his teeth into the prison nurse's right breast.²* BrotherSisterIncest: It’s implied that Howard might’ve had feelings more than just brotherly love towards his older sister Emily. It especially comes across as this when he tells [[LoveInterest Laura]] that she reminds him of Emily.²* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Several, but Speedball's takes the cake.²* CharacterAgedWithTheActor: West has been in prison since the release of the previous film.²* ChurchgoingVillain: Moses, a religious prisoner who nonetheless succumbs to his cannibalistic urges from time to time. He'll tear out a chunk of your flesh only to spit it out and beg God for forgiveness.²* CradlingYourKill: After killing his reanimated LoveInterest Laura, Howard is found cradling her remains by the authorities.²* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: After dying and being reanimated, Sgt. Moncho keeps saying "Dubious" after a confrontation with West in which he hears the word but doesn't understand it. When West impersonates Dr. Phillips to escape the prison, he passes Sgt. Moncho, who says to no one in particular "Dubious? Dubious."²* EarAche: When Warden Brando confronts Laura for trying to talk to Moses (who has been reanimated by West), Moses attacks him and bites his ear off.²* DeadpanSnarker: West, like always.²-->'''Dr. Phillips:''' GOD DAMN YOU!\²'''West:''' Religion’s got ''nothing'' to do with this.²* DulcineaEffect: Dr. Phillips stops to help Laura, who has a twisted ankle, ''before'' helping a guard who had a chunk of his arm ripped out by one of West's reanimated zombies.²* {{Expy}}: Several of the characters. Dr. Phillips, West's new assistant, is Dan Cain, an idealistic young doctor who hopes West's work can be used to save lives. Laura, Dr. Phillips' love interest who [[spoiler: gets killed and reanimated]] is Meg Halsey. Warden Brando, a lustful man obsessed with Laura who wants to steal West's reagent, is an expy for Dr. Hill.²* EyeScream: [[JackUpWithPhlebotinum Dosing on the reagent formula]] causes Speedball's (who was still living when he took it) eyes and guts explode out of his body, akin to how Dr. Hill exploded when also overdosed on the Reagent in the first movie.²* EyeSpy: For reasons the movie doesn't explain, West takes one of the eyeballs that exploded out of Speedball's body, and keeps it around until at the end when he discards the eyeball outside the front lawn of the chaos-infested prison, while it struggles to move. ²* FanDisservice: Laura and Vanessa are topless for separate scenes in the film. However, many of these are with Laura as a zombie attacking people, or for Vanessa, being assaulted by one. ²* FanService: Laura shows her breasts in bed by Howard's side after they have sex.²* FantasticDrug: Speedball becomes addicted to West's reagent formula, which leads to his eyes and guts exploding out of his body.²* GagPenis: Warden Brando's severed penis, which comes to life due to West's serum. It later fights a rat.²* GroinAttack: Warden Brando, after being reanimated, tries to force the equally reanimated Laura to give him oral sex. She [[ManBitesMan bites his dick off]]. Due to coming from a reanimated individual, the penis itself becomes a living creature.²* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Cabrera gets torn in half, although there's enough formula in his system that his upper body [[WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody keeps scuttling around on its hands]].²* HardWorkMontage: West produces some reagent using a montage.²* HollywoodLaw: A prison warden does not have the ability to increase an inmate's sentence.²%%* HospitalHottie: Nurse Vanessa. ²* ImAHumanitarian: Moses, a crazy killer who was a cannibal even before his death and reanimation.²* IncestSubtext: Considering the way he compares [[LoveInterest Laura]] to his late sister Emily, it's heavily implied that Dr. Phillips may have secretly harbored incestuous feelings towards his sister.²* LampshadeHanging: Warden Brando on his prisoners:²--> "They're all actors here."²* LaughingMad: The events of the film drive [[spoiler:Dr. Phillips]] to this point.²* LipstickMark: West notices lipstick on Howard's collar and fears that Laura might be seducing him for information.²* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler: Laura's]] severed head opens her eyes and gives a SlasherSmile even after it's been removed from her body.²* LuckyCharmsTitle: Some video covers have the "i" in the title replaced with a syringe. Others have it replacing the hyphen.²* MaleFrontalNudity: There's an extended fight sequence between [[CoolVsAwesome a rat and a zombie penis]].²* MeaningfulName: Dr. Howard Phillips is blatantly named after Howard Phillip Lovecraft, the author of the book the original film was based on.²* MsFanservice: Laura and Nurse Vanessa. Both are quite beautiful and show nudity in the film, although it's [[FanDisservice sometimes in less than sexy situations]].²* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:Howard cuts reanimated Laura's head off, as she's trying to kill him]].²* OpenSecret: The reanimation. According to Howard, the government tried to cover up West's experiments. However, Laura has several newspaper clippings which show that at least some aspects of West's research are common knowledge.²* PreAsskickingOneLiner: West to the Warden. "This experiment is over."²* PreMortemOneLiner: Before West fries Warden Brando in the electric chair.²-->'''Warden Brando''': But I'm the Warden!²-->'''West''': Guilty as charged.²* PrisonRiot: After Sgt. Moncho gets attacked by the reanimated Ratty, it leads to the prisoners running free inside the prison, leading to a riot withing the establishment.²* RefugeInAudacity: As usual for the series. What other film can you possibly name that features a fight scene between [[ItMakesSenseInContext a rat and a zombified severed penis?]]²* ReplacementGoldfish: Howard treats Laura as a replacement for his older sister Emily, whose demise he witnessed at the hands of West's creations. [[spoiler:At the end of the film, it’s reached the point that by the time the authorities find him [[CradlingYourKill cradling Laura’s body]], he’s so emotionally and mentally broken that he seems to actually believe that Laura ''is'' Emily.]]²%%* ResurrectedRomance²%%* RevengeOfTheSequel²* SequelNonEntity: Dan Cain is nowhere to be seen. This is handwaved away by West remarking that his "last assistant turned state's evidence on [him]".²* ShadowDiscretionShot: The fight between the [[ItMakesSenseInContext warden's penis]] and a rat.²* ShoutOut: The character Dr. Howard Phillips is named after [[Creator/HPLovecraft Howard Phillips Lovecraft]], the writer of the novella ''Literature/HerbertWestReanimator'', which was the basis of the entire film series.²* TheStoner: Speedball.²* {{Stripperiffic}}: ²** The outfits Laura and Nurse Vanessa wear were far too sexy ever to be allowed inside a real prison, especially a men's prison. Justified in Laura's case, since she's trying to sweeten up the Warden as part of her scoop, but in Nurse Vanessa's case? Totally unjustifiable.²** At one point, Vanessa has her lab coat ripped off by one of West's zombies. All she has on beneath it is some extremely flimsy lacy underwear, the bra part of which doesn't hold together for five whole seconds under the assault.²* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Howard Phillips is pretty much a younger, less mentally stable Dan Cain.²* ThereisNoKillLikeOverkill: A zombified Moses attacks a member of a SWAT team... in front of the rest of the team. He is promptly riddled with bullets.²%%* TooDumbToLive: Laura. Hooooly crap, did she ever mess up.²* TookALevelInBadass: West is ''much'' more willing to be physical than in the previous flicks. 13 years in prison will do that to you, it seems.²* UnexplainedRecovery: There's no explanation for how West survived the end of the last film.²* VertigoEffect: Used on Howard after he finds out that Laura has been killed.²* YouRemindMeOfX: After Howard explains that his motivation to become a doctor was the death of his sister Emily, he tells Laura that she reminds him of her.²----

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