Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…
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.
"You killed him!"
"No, I did not. I gave him life."
Awesome horror comedy with great gore. An instant favorite.
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.
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…
Headless foreplay should be an American past-time.
Here's to some good schlocky fun! *downs whiskey* The 80s were a time of weird fashion trends, cheesy horror flicks, and good music. It's a time in which I wish I had lived through, due to the sheer awesomeness of how life was like back then. Gas was low and movies were cheese. Maybe I would have loved this film even more if I had seen it back in the 80s, or when I was a child. But Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator is a great horror experience that nothing from that era can ever measure up to. It's fun, unique, and pretty gory with it's kills....like really gory. So much at times, you may be able to cringe if you at…
Not quite as amazing and hilarious as I’d always heard, but almost! A little slow to get moving but the last act, once the dude’s head comes off, is pretty brilliant. Now I know what Lester Burnham was talking about.
Squishy brilliance, I'll never take my eyes off Jeffrey Combs in this movie.
i'm mad at myself for not watching this sooner
Cat dead. Details later.
This one is another classic I ashamedly haven't seen yet, so I figured it was better late than never. I was not quite sure what to expect, but once I settled into the movie's tone, I was in for a good ride.
The movie started out a bit slow for me, likely because I wasn't sure what to expect. However, once the plot started to develop, it became more clear what the movie was all about. From there, I was along for the ride. The line the film walks is a fine one between farce and pure horror in a way that reminded me in some ways of Evil Dead, of which I am a huge fan. Once you are…
A great gore effect fest of gore. This is a fun goodtime.
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