An ambitious but not entirely successful attempt to bring another H.P. Lovecraft tale to the screen, THE RESURRECTED is a slick adaptation of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
. The book is written as a series of recollections-within-recollections, a device that is retained for the film and
which proves one of its biggest problems.
The opening scene finds P. I. John March (John Terry) ruminating about his current, horrifying case. A flashback informs us how that case began. John is approached by Claire Ward (Jane Sibbett), who's become worried about her husband Charles (Chris Sarandon). It seems that he's been performing
strange experiments in the basement,...