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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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
but like... why
the lesson here is that no one learned any fucking lessons in this movie
Positively disgusting. Campy, cheap, and vile even. But this quickly paced story is quintessential 80s B-movie horror. As entertaining as it is disgusting, the experience is anchored by a haunting performance from future 'Star Trek' regular Jeffrey Combs. Decent effects, a neat concept, and plenty of memorable moments, "Re-Animator" is a damn COOL film.
Adapted from a series of six stories that H.P. Lovecraft published in 1922, this horror film about a medical student with a fluorescent greenish-yellow serum that restores the dead to hideous, unpredictable activity is close to being a silly ghoulie classic-the bloodier it gets, the funnier it is. It's like pop Buñuel; the jokes hit you in a subterranean comic zone that the surrealists' pranks sometimes reached, but without the surrealists' self-consciousness (and art- consciousness). This is indigenous American junkiness, like the Mel Brooks-Gene Wilder YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, but looser and more low-down. (RE-ANIMATOR wasn't submitted to the Ratings Board.) This is the first movie directed by Stuart Gordon (one of the founders of the Organic Theatre, in Chicago); the actors…
comedy sci-fi horror
Truely a cult classic. :-D
I remember this being better but still quite enjoyable.
Re-Animator has to be one of the top ten horror films ever made,
Hp Lovecraft is hard to translate to film, most attempts are misses but Re-Animator presents the themes of Lovecraft almost perfectly.
Jeffery Combs gives an amazing straight faced performance as Herbert West. West is a compelling character, is he insane? evil?, what are his motivations? You could spend hours contemplating this odd but likeable character. The special effects still hold up all these years later. The film moves along at a breezy pace and is a blast to watch.
My take on the film is that it's a movie about ethics. Is it ethical to break the rules if the end result could be something as profound…
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