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Herbert West has a good head on his shoulders... and another on his desk.
A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
Now where the fuck do I begin???
This is a classic right here, and I'm surprised this is my first time watching this! From beginning to end it was fantastic.
Fun movie, you don't come across crazy/wild films like this.
Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) has this crazy look in his eye, MY GOD, he was so sinister but in a smart/techy/scientist kind of way.
I love the green neon serum though.
I loved it. Must watch, rewatch, buy 103380325 copies.
"You killed him!"
"No, I did not. I gave him life."
Awesome horror comedy with great gore. An instant favorite.
The Good: Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator is so sick and so twisted... I love it. It's got just the right amount of gore; it's got deliciously dark humor; it's got Jeffrey Combs' best role; it's got naked Barbara Crampton; it's got amazing practical effects and make-up; it's got a rabid, twice-dead cat; it's got an evil severed head; it's got attacking intestines; it's got perhaps the weirdest sex scene around (and I thought Isabelle Adjani getting fucked by an octopus in Possession was crazy); and last, but certainly not the least, it's Lovecraft. How could one not enjoy this film?
The Bad: Blatantly rips-off Bernard Herrmann's…
Who's going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow.
I had no idea this film had such a grizzly sense of humor. I feel like I let myself down by not having seen this film at least once in the last 25 years. Stuart Gordon took a lesser known (to me anyways) H.P. Lovecraft story, Herbert West–Reanimator, and created some sort of modern day mad scientist masterpiece of gore.
The gore and makeup is so brilliantly done by John Naulin and Tony Doublin that the few scenes that didn't turn out so well are completely overshadowed or simply add to the humor of the film. While some of the scenes that have a headless…
"Who's going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow."
Originally I wanted to write a really indepth review of this after my rewatch, but I honestly can't. I love this movie way to much and a prolonged review would be nothing but a fanboy glorification.
Herbert West is one of my favourite characters of all time and to this day I can't believe Jeffrey Combs never had his major Hollywood breakthrough. This man needs to be a Bond villain! Beyond that, this has all the trademarks of classic 80s horror greatness: A fantastic score ripped straight from "Psycho", disgusting practical effects and homages galore while staying surprisingly unique.
There are 3 classic 80s horror comedies I rewatch regulary: Braindead, Evil Dead II and Re-Animator. And they are all on par. I just wished there were more H.P. Lovecraft adaptions as awesome as this one!
One of the best horror movies of the 1980s. There was no shortage of inventive shockers made on a relative shoestring in that decade and Re-Animator is notable for both its gruey and icky special effects and the effectiveness with which it mixes its horror with a neat streak of black humour. Its imprint can be seen in the likes of Peter Jackson's early efforts and more recent classics like Slither.
There are many plus points, apart from the effects. It's tightly plotted, and the performances are just the right side of scenery-chewing, particularly by Jeffrey Coombs and David Gale as Herbert West (the re-animator of the title), and his nemesis, the unscrupulous Dr. Carl Hill.
Coombs plays West as…
Severed head. Goes down. On Woman.
Three stars for the overall experience of watching the film in an abandoned hospital. Not sure how well it would hold up outside of that fantastically weird and creepy setting.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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All I wanted to say was why have I not watched this before? Why did I wait so long? It's been on my watchlist for years. I finally watched it tonight and it was so much fun. omfg I loved it and I laughed a lot. I am totally purchasing this when I have the chance. Thank you to everyone who made me interested in watching it. Thank you so much. I saw lots of reviews on netflix that like the movie, but hate the cat part. I just wanted to say that I laughed so much during that part and it got me in the mood for the rest of the movie.
'Cat dead, details later'
This wasn't as fun as I expected. The bit towards the end kind of saves it.
Brief thoughts: This gonzo phantasmagoria resembles a carnival freak-show more than horror film - but that's not a bad thing. 'Re-Animator' suffers from obvious budget restraints (most of the cash must have gone into the various, oozy make-up effects), a score that's distractingly reminiscent of Bernard Herrmann's 'Psycho', and a number of weird continuity jumps - some 'connective tissue' appears to have been lost on the cutting room floor. But director Stuart Gordon skilfully inflects his gore-soaked set-pieces (including one famously transgressive bit of business) with a strain of dark humour that somehow turns the outrageously tasteless into the effortlessly entertaining. Gross fun.
Very odd. I enjoyed it, but it's quite polarizing.
Audacious, shocking,gruesome, fearless, timeless, hysterical,erotic "Hey Look, it's the 80s, is it surprising that they rule so much in Horror?" Jeffrey Comb, my god Jeffrey Comb's performance in this is both manic and fucking hysterical. His performance in this film is just as awesome as the special effects in this film and may I point out that special effects make-up artist Anthony Doublin and John Naulin did an amazing job, no wait not amazing, ingenious work you just don't see in today's horror movies. Oh Stuart Gordon does a great job too. Oh and Barbara Cramption's voluptuous perky pink nipples and tits are the tits. I fap to it and may I say I would still bone her today? She still looks fucking hot as shit, I know I'm watching the documentary on my bluray right now, she's still hot as fuck!!!
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