Re-Animator (1985) Full Movie

Re-Animator
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Re-Animator (1985) : 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.

Title Re-Animator (1985)
Release Date Oct 18, 1985
Genres , ,
Production Company Empire Pictures
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Peter Kent, Ian Patrick Williams, Bunny Summers, Al Berry
Plot Keywords experiment, overdose, black humor, insanity, reanimation, laboratory, mad scientist, h. p. lovecraft, decapitation, severed head, hospital, student, zombie, intestines, death, cult film, black cat, dead cat, surgical operation, reanimated corpse, medical student, medical school
Herbert West
Herbert West
Jeffrey Combs
Dan Cain
Dan Cain
Bruce Abbott
Megan Halsey
Megan Halsey
Barbara Crampton
Dr. Carl Hill
Dr. Carl Hill
David Gale
Dean Alan Halsey
Dean Alan Halsey
Robert Sampson
Dr. Harrod
Dr. Harrod
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon
Melvin the Re-Animated (uncredited)
Melvin the Re-Animated (uncredited)
Peter Kent
Swiss Professor (uncredited)
Swiss Professor (uncredited)
Ian Patrick Williams
Swiss Woman Doctor (uncredited)
Swiss Woman Doctor (uncredited)
Bunny Summers
Dr. Gruber (uncredited)
Dr. Gruber (uncredited)
Al Berry

Reviews

  • Gimly

    I don't feel as strongly about _Re-Animator_ as much of the horror community does. I absolutely enjoy it, recommend it, even. Just in more of a Watch-Enjoy-Done sort of way. Very different from your typical Lovecraft fare. _Final rating:★★★ - I personally recommend you give it a go._

  • TheTenth

    In 1985 I was 15, and already a big horror movie fan. With Evil Dead, Halloween, Friday 13th, Italian horror ... the genre was dynamic. Then, reading Mad Movies, I see this very gore movie inspired by a short Lovecraft tale, coming soon. I go there at 2pm, watch the movie and end up seeing it 7 times in 3 days. The cast gives an insane (!!!) performance, especially Jeffrey Combs of course, but having Bruce Abbott try to keep his sanity and stay alive in the horrific events. Barbara Crampton will be mainly remembered by being licked by a severed head, but she does a nice "normal" character. The couple try to save what they can (sanity and life) and are quite a counterpoint to West and his madness of overcoming death, whatever consequences there may be. Most scenes are in the Arkham faculty, some at Dan's apartment. This also enhances the madness of it all, with a regular setting where usually nothing wrong could happen. The "gore" SFX still are vivid in my mind. So OK more modern SFX are done now, but those rubber body parts with liters of blood were really efficient, and I'll add "physical". Those computer generated very often lack the practical physicality of holding a severed hand or head they do now (must be a challenge for the actors to interact with nothing beside a green sceen. Overall these elements create a powerfully entertaining movie.