Loosely based on a H.P. Lovecraft story, this movie is yet another example of a good eighties horror movie. Cooperation between Stuart Gordon (From Beyond, Castle Freak, Stuck) and Brian Yuzna (Society, Faust: Love of the Damned) produced an interesting mix of comedy, horror, gore and some pretty outrageous scenes. When one of the main characters walks for half a movie as body without a head (he carries the head with him), you know what you’re in for. Also, this movie presents a rather good, and especially nowadays, almost feasible idea of reanimation of the dead. In 40`s Soviets were experimenting with reanimation of dogs, and they produced some results, so we can only imagine what technology will bring us in the future. Back to the movie, the formula of its success is that it did not take itself too seriously, granted there are some serious moments, but soon they are replaced by something totally over-the-top.

Herbert West is a brilliant young scientist who is working on a formula for a serum that should (in theory) revive the dead (it certainly looks pretty cool with that green ooze glow). After some unfortunate events in Switzerland, he returns to America to Miskatonic University where he will try to perfect his formula. He will rent a room from another student, and will soon interest him in his little research. Two of them, will soon find willing subjects for their experiments in the morgue and from there everything will start to get messy, very messy. In this chaotic environment we will see romance, terror, murder and much more, so be prepared to immerse yourself in a strange world of the Re-Animator.

Director: Stuart Gordon

Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Gerry Black

Fun Facts: The special effects department went through 25 gallons of fake blood during the shoot.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089885/

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