Deliciously disgusting and frenetically entertaining Re-Animator is one of those wonderfully enduring horror movies.
From it's wildly inventive, gloopy, FX to Jeffery Coomb's, pursed lips, squinty eyed, oddball performance, everything about this film is pitched just right.
There is enough reverence to Lovecraft's original text to keep the purists happy and enough fast paced splatter to keep the 80's gore hounds from fast forwarding to the "good" bits.
It does contain some scenes of nudity that sour the mix and give the film a feel of exploitation, but it is difficult to let them overwhelm an otherwise fine, B movie experience.
May Re-Animator (Un)live forever.
What begins as a Trope ridden, home invasion movie, about a privileged few being offed by psychos from that Queens of the Stone Age video. Very soon sidesteps convention to become a largely unpredictable, comically violent and exceptionally grisly remake of Home Alone.
It's perhaps not the most assured piece of work you will see, as the acting is for the most part poor, but to complain about acting in a film like this is like complaining about the temperature…
You could be forgiven for thinking that the British film industry is dead. Lets be honest, the last big, successful, good movie, produced and distributed by a British studio was, The Woman in Black. That wonderfully scary and stylish ghost story that heralded the return of Hammer(at least for a time).
There are lets not forget, are a decent number of films made in this country, The Kings Speech, Prometheus, Les Misrables, Skyfall to name but 4. None of these,…
Mr T has spent his Fistfull of Dollars well. Django Unchained looks fabulous, sounds fantastic and is performed with all the vim and zip you would expect from the Director of Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. The Script is very good and manages to balance riotous laughs and riotous violence in the way only QT can. There are some great blink and you miss them cameos(now de riguer for a Tarantino movie but still fun). Bruce Dern pops…