Classic Sick Films :
Anthropophagous
Battle Royale
Bumfights
Bumfights 2
Cannibal Holocaust
Eaten Alive
The Evil Dead
Flesh For Frankenstein
House On The Edge
Of The Park

Island Of Death
I Spit On Your Grave
Men Behind The Sun
Re-Animator
Street Trash
The Texas Chain
Saw Massacre
Retro Confusion
Visual Nihilism
Sludgefeast
Visual Nihilism
TITLE: Re-Animator
DIRECTOR: Stuart Gordon
YEAR: 1985
COUNTRY: USA
DURATION: 86 mins
STARRING: Jeffrey Combs (Herbert West), Bruce Abbott (Dan Cain), Barbara Crampton (Megan Halsey), David Gale (Doctor Carl Hill), Robert Sampson (Dean Alan Halsey)
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THIS FILM CONTAINS DISTURBING SCENES OFVIOLENCE
AND IS SUITABLE ONLY FOR ADULTS & FREAKS
Death is just the beginning...
REVIEWED BY: Body Snatcher
A MEDICAL STUDENT makes a serum to reanimate corpses, leaving a trail of carnage and destruction in his wake.

From the moment the eyes pop during Reanimator's opening sequence you know you're in for something special, and that feeling continues throughout every minute of this classic slice of Eighties blood-letting.
Herbert West is the man responsible for the mayhem, at first setting up bizarre experiments on his room-mate's cat (by killing it, then bringing it back to life in a memorable slapstick moment), then moving on to kill and revive his room-mate's father-in-law!

West's lecturer, Doctor Carl Hill (superbly played by the late David Gale), also runs foul of West's shenanigans, at first being decapitated with a shovel, then reanimated with a shot of the glowing green serum. Hill then turns on West, stealing his reanimation kit and creating an army of lobotomized zombies to do his bidding.
Special mention has to go to scream queen Barbara Crampton, for services beyond the pale. Not only does she give an excellent performance as Megan Halsey, but her scenes with Dr. Hill's severed head are etched in the annals of horror history as some of the most perversely funny ever filmed.
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Daring, fun and full of giblets. Barbara Crampton gets full marks for being a "good sport". Isn't that music a direct lift of Psycho though?
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I giggled my way through the entire film. Still great, blood-drenched fun, and surprisingly well acted. Lovely.
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Monumentally over the top, funny, gory and twisted - a supreme example of mid-Eighties American horror.
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Some of the FX are a bit dated now. That said: Re-Animator is still a superb splatter movie well worth tracking down.
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Not a bad adaptation of Lovecraft's short story, and the effects still stand up surprisingly well in spite of their age. Coombs is great as Herbert West, a role he was to reprise a number of times in the various sequels.
Cool!