|Directed by||Dan O'Bannon|
|Produced by||Mark Borde
|Written by||Brent V. Friedman|
|Distributed by||Live Home Video
Lionsgate (DVD, 2005)
|Running time||108 min.|
The Resurrected (aka Shatterbrain) is a 1992 horror film, released direct to video. It was directed by Dan O'Bannon and starred John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon and Robert Romanus. It is an adaptation of the H. P. Lovecraft novella The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.
Claire Ward (Sibbett) hires private investigator John Marsh (Terry) to look into the increasingly bizarre activities of her husband Charles Dexter Ward (Sarandon). Ward has become obsessed with the occult practices of raising the dead once practiced by his ancestor Joseph Curwen (Sarandon in a dual role). As the investigators dig deeper, they discover that Ward is performing a series of grisly experiments in an effort to actually resurrect his long-dead relative Curwen.
Director O'Bannon and screenwriter Brent V. Friedman had both developed the Lovecraft property over the years, independent of each other. While Friedman receives sole writing credit, O'Bannon did incorporate some of his own ideas into the project.
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