Original Release Date: October 18, 1985
Run Time: 95 minutes
Straight out of the 1980s came “Re-Animator,” an amazing film that somehow took zombies, gore, comedy, and an unknown cast, threw it all together, and created a one-of-a-kind experience for zombie and horror lovers everywhere.
H.P. Lovecraft wrote the serialized story “Herbert West: Re-Animator” back in the early 1920s, proving to be stunningly ahead of his time in his descriptions and depictions of re-animating the dead. Even though the 1985 movie I am reviewing here shares the same name and a few characters and locations, make no mistake: this movie is its own entity, brought to life by the writing team and the performances of its cast, most notably the over-the-top personification of the titular Dr. West played to perfection by Jeffrey Combs. “Re-Animator” is, quite simply, a unique movie-watching experience, not likely to be reproduced any time soon, if ever.