Herbert West has a good head on his shoulders... and another on his desk.
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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 2, 1997
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: Elite Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Additional Release Material:
- 20 minutes of additional R-rated footage
- Audio Commentary:
- Stuart Gordon - Director
- Brian Yuzna - Producer (& the cast)
- Theatrical Trailer
- Television Spots
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Bruce Abbott, David Gale, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton & Robert Sampson|
|Directed by||Stuart Gordon|
|Screenwriting by||Dennis Paoli, William J. Norris & Stuart Gordon|
|Produced by||Brian Yuzna|
|Director of Photography:||Mac Ahlberg|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"What if we get caught'"--Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott)
"What'll they do' Embalm us'"
"What'll they do' Embalm us'"
- Herbert West (Jeffery Combs)
"Who's going to believe a talking head' Get a job in a sideshow."
- Herbert West
...Everyone involved is first-rate...
Los Angeles Times
Pic has a grisly sense of humor, and sometimes is so gross and over the top the film tips over into a bizarre comedy. Full Review
...The movie itself remains eye-popping in every sense of the phrase...
Rating: 9/10 -- It's remarkable that, over 30 years since its release, Re-Animator still stands as the best film-adaptation of any H.P. Lovecraft story to date. Full Review
...[The film] zips along, making full use of the inventive effects...
Favours gore, fun and laughs over any serious contemplation of the underlying themes, and it's never anything less than shlockily entertaining. Full Review
It's this kind of flat-footed stuff that gives garbage a bad name. Full Review
Herbert West (Jeffery Combs) has found the secret to eternal life--or so he thinks. West needs fresh cadavers to continue his experiments in the re-animation of dead tissue, so he enlists the help of young medical student Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) to steal bodies from the local morgue. Despite all the warning signs of failure, the eccentric West's research continues. The results are crazed zombies that roam the streets, severed heads that talk, murder, madness, and chaos, all in the name of science, of course. Director Stuart Gordon's film debut, an adaptation of the short story by H.P. Lovecraft, is a masterpiece of ghoulish fun. Graphic special effects, good scripting, and perfectly over-the-top performances make RE-ANIMATOR a classic horror film in the tradition of THE EVIL DEAD and RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD.
In Stuart Gordon's RE-ANIMATOR, a demented medical student develops a serum that can bring human corpses back to life, but the re-animated carcasses turn spastically violent in this smart, gore-strewn, tongue-in-cheek schlocker based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft.
- Theatrical release: September 14, 1985.
- RE-ANIMATOR was Stuart Gordon's first feature film after establishing the Organic Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois.
- The film is based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft.
Miskatonic University is an invention by H.P. Lovecraft and is used in many of his works.
The film's main theme is an adaptation of Bernard Herrmann's score for PSYCHO.