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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.
I was asked by a few users on my Favorite Horror Comedies list why I had included Bride of Re-Animator but not Re-Animator and their questioning me made me question myself, even though I was pretty sure I always found the sequel to be more funny.
Interestingly enough, I shouldn't have doubted myself. I still love Re-Animator and I like it more than the sequels, and while I think it is a fun, fast-paced movie, I don't find it funny. I don't laugh while watching it, I may smile simply because I love everything about it, but it's not something I find overly hilarious.
The only word I can think of to describe Jeffrey Combs is unique. There is no…
This is a movie where I'd love to watch myself watching it because I could feel myself grinning like a goddamn idiot the entire time. It's a wonderfully campy low budget horror b-movie with some hilarious scenery-chewing performances from its entire cast (Jeffrey Combs especially) and great practical gore effects. Let's just take a look at what we have here:
- Glowing green liquid
- A soundtrack blatantly ripped from Hitchcock's Psycho
- Quotes like "You killed him!" "No, I gave him life!"
- The most traumatic/hilarious cat death since Boondock Saints
- The most obvious reanimated head effect ever
- Strong Freudian overtones
- Glowing green liquid
It's a very silly movie. If you like b-horror I really can't recommend it highly enough.
From its gore-soaked opening, to its deliriously unhinged climax, Stuart Gordon's "Re-Animator" is an ever-so-slightly tongue-in-cheek slice of horror fun. With its purposefully overwrought performance by Jeffrey Combs and its near-notorious set pieces, the film rates as a memorable and satisfying horror outing that does never takes itself too seriously.
Based on an H.P. Lovecraft story, Gordon's film focuses on the scientific goings-on at Miskatonic University involving a certain doctor and his certain serum that re-animates dead tissue. Needing test subjects for the serum, things get out of hand quickly.
The story is brought to life with solid, tone-setting performances; gooey, practical makeup effects; and buckets full of gore. Throw in the Lovecraftian roots and a score that wears its…
Re-Animator is fun from beginning to end, with some of the best and most outrageous special effects I've seen. There are intestines that behave like octopi, animated headless corpses, and laser lobotomies. What's not to love?
It's loosely based on an HP Lovecraft story, but one-ups the written work considerably by updating it to the present day and lightening the tone. It could technically be categorized as a horror comedy, though not the type where you laugh out loud; there are some genuinely horrific moments to be had here. The story and pace are great, with some notable performances as well. Jeffrey Combs is perfect as the single-minded, eponymous Herbert West. Bruce Abbot could well have been the…
Downright insane and ridiculously gory! When I say "ridiculously" I mean totally bonkers, I mean getting-choked-by-intestines gory. The 80s is truly a glorious (or gore-rious, if you like) decade for practical effects. The gore is treated with such care here it almost looked like a character in the film. Surprisingly, I love it. I love it! I can't believe myself. I think Re-animator awakened something inside me. "If you're a horror director and you don't come home every day bathed in blood, then you've failed" I think Eli Roth said (something like) that. The opening credits is a beauty too, the psycho theme is capable of making anything suspenseful, even watching paint dry.
"I've always admired your beauty, my dear."
One year ago I wouldn't even dream of watching this, but now I've finally made it. Thank you Fatpie for recommending.
It's like the demented, bastard love child of the Evil Dead and Braindead.
And I love it to bits.
Yes, my mom worries for me.
Listen, you have a movie where a decaptiated head tries to give a girl a blow job. Now THAT is how you describe Reanimator.
This is some cheesy shit. I love movies like this. I was laughing the entire time and almost at times ashamed of how much I enjoyed this. It's one of those movies that just doesn't give 2 fucks and has fun with itself. There's some really sick special effects with blood and grotesque body disfigurement. It's actually the most gorgeous thing ever.
This is the 1980s version of Frankenstein just add more blood and boobs.
Fall Film Festival: Film#28
Some spooky scary everone wants to make zombies
31 Days of Halloween 11/31
Cheesy fun. The theme is such a rip off (homage?) to PSYCHO. Evil Dead levels of humor and gore. Probably the best film specifically based on a HP Lovecraft story sadly.
There was one scene I could have done without...but other than that, this was thoroughly entertaining. It was great to watch it with a group of people who also hadn't seen it. We were all screaming by the end of it.
Man that last thirty minutes are...man. I had a fun time with this one. It's a cult classic for a reason.
That third act is a thing of beauty, ain't it?
* Stuart Gordon
* 1 of 6 countries (USA)
* 6 of 9 decades (1980’s)
“Who’s gonna believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow!”
Now THIS is great camp and horror!
Can’t believe it’s taken me so long to finally see this movie.
Dude, I’m a fan now!
It’s a solid mad scientist gross-out horror show. Played with sincere camp and earnest commitment to the material. No tongue-in-cheek here. It’s just straight-forward dark fun.
It’s just batshit crazy at the end as well. Gotta love that.
It has a great build and the craziness is well-earned.
I can understand the fandom this movie has inspired. Also… very well-earned.
"Mis notas! Mis notas!"
Tan estupida como divertida.
El guardia es el mejor personaje.
A solid combination of comedy, camp, and practical effects
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…